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Trekking in New Zealand

auckland & the coromandel peninsula Tours Trekking in New Zealand

Trekking in New Zealand

  • Style: Guided Small Group Trekking Tour
  • Duration: 20 days/19 nights
  • Starts in: Auckland
  • Rotorua
  • Tongariro NP
  • Abel Tasman NP
  • Fox Glacier
  • Mount Aspiring NP
  • Fiordland NP
  • Mount Cook NP

Day 1  Auckland  
Arrive in Auckland and explore the city at your own leisure.  

Day 2  Auckland to Rotorua  
Head south through the dairy farming plains of Thames Valley to Lake Rotorua for a bush walk.  

Day 3  Rotorua to Taupo  
Visit Wai-o-Tapu Thermal Reserve before travelling to Whirinaki Forest Park. Hike amongst weeping ferns and forest giants in this Jurassic rainforest.  

Days 4-5  Taupo to Tongariro NP  
Drive to Tongariro National Park and hike to the beech forest where scenes from The Lord of the Rings were filmed. On day five, climb the last steep section to reach Emerald Lakes.  

Day 6  Tongariro NP to Wellington  
This morning, drive to Wellington and enjoy some free time.

Day 7  Wellington to Abel Tasman NP  
Board a flight to South Island, before driving through the vineyards of Nelson Bay to Abel Tasman National Park. Hail a water taxi to Onetahuti Beach and start hiking the famed coastal track to Bark Bay.  

Day 8  Abel Tasman NP to Murchison  
Wander through lush coastal forests and cross Falls River before reaching the golden beaches of Anchorage. Head back to the mainland to the quiet town of Murchison.  

Day 9  Murchison to Paparoa NP  
Drive west and stop en route at Cape Foulwind to see a fur seal colony. This evening, begin an overnight hike in Paparoa National Park.  

Day 10  Paparoa NP to Fox Glacier  
Hike back down to Fox River before driving along the coast to Fox Glacier, stopping en route at Hokitika.  

Day 11  Fox Glacier to Mount Aspiring NP  
This morning, hike up the terminal face of Fox Glacier. This afternoon, drive to Ship Creek to spot the world’s smallest marine dolphin, before heading to Mount Aspiring National Park.  

Day 12  Mount Aspiring NP  
Board a helicopter for an exciting 20 minute flight to the remote Siberia Valley. Embark on a challenging hike to Lake Crucible, an old glacial lake at the foot of Mount Alba.  

Days 13-14  Mount Aspiring NP to Queenstown  
Head back down the valley and board a jet boat, before driving over the Crown Range to Queenstown. On day 14, enjoy a free day in the adrenaline capital of New Zealand, perhaps with an optional sky dive or white water rafting.  

Day 15  Queenstown to Fiordland NP  
Head to the largest national park in New Zealand and hike to Key Summit for fantastic views across the Darren Mountains.  

Day 16  Fiordland NP to Te Anau
Rise early and drive through the Homer tunnel to Milford Sound. Enjoy some free time before travelling through the Eglinton Valley to Te Anau.

Days 17-18  Te Anau to Mount Cook NP  
Cross Lindis Pass to Mount Cook for an afternoon trek to the Hooker Glacier. On day 18, hike the Mueller Ridge for views of Mount Cook and Mount Tasman, the two highest peaks in New Zealand.

Days 19-20  Mount Cook NP to Christchurch  
Enjoy a final hike in the Tasman Valley this morning before time at stunning Lake Tekapo. Afterwards, continue to Christchurch where your tour ends after breakfast on day 20.  

Selected departures, Jan-Mar 2021.

Guide Price £5549
per person (based on 2 adults sharing)
  • 15 nights simple accommodation & 4 nights camping
  • 16 breakfasts, 17 lunches & 7 dinners
Not Included
  • International flights
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The tour itinerary, inclusions and departures are based on travel from 01/01/2019 to 31/01/2021. Guide prices are based on twn/dbl share, are subject to availability and may vary by departure date. For travel outside of these dates, the itinerary and inclusions may vary to that shown above - please ask for details.
Trekking in New Zealand

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