Why use Hiking New Zealand?
If you are planning to go hiking in New Zealand or just looking for an authentic New Zealand outdoor experience, then you are making the right choice when you allow the team at Hiking New Zealand to assist with your travel plans.
We offer the complete package
Not only will we provide guidance in choosing the right adventure we are then able to organise your accommodation and transport throughout the country, and also offer you a number of guided activities in key locations.
We are NZ owned & operated by passionate hikers
We are a small and passionate team who get real enjoyment out of finding a match to the best possible experience for you. We have a passion for active travel, wild places and their conservation that we love to share. As avid hikers, mountain bikers, canoeists and "give everything a go" people we are able to use our own personal knowledge and experience to provide guidance on which adventures will ensure your travel expectations are exceeded.
We are safe
An excellent guide can make the difference between a trip of a lifetime and just an ordinary trip. These handpicked professionals come from a range of backgrounds but all share skills and an infectious enthusiasm for the country that will connect you with the land and its people, and ensure that your trip is truly inspiring, a huge amount of fun and safe. Please be gentle with your guide - good guides are hard to find!
We believe in sustainable travel
Hiking New Zealand is committed to action for our environment with initiatives across our operations to minimise our footprint and bring positive change. To date we have donated almost $100,000 to help various New Zealand wildlife projects. Thank you for helping us support our environment.
We offer choice
We offer a variety of destinations and departure dates and are open to itinerary adaptations as well as organising customised trips. We offer anything from 3-day hiking jaunts staying in well-appointed lodges to 23-day kiwi-style hiking trips with loads of multi-day hikes staying in backcountry huts and camping.
We are Qualmark endorsed
Hiking New Zealand are proud recipients of the Gold Sustainable Tourism Business Award. A Gold Award recognises the best sustainable tourism businesses in New Zealand, with the delivery of exceptional customer experiences an integral part of everything we do. We are leading the way in making the New Zealand tourism industry a world class sustainable visitor destination.
Qualmark is owned by Tourism New Zealand and through onsite auditing awards a quality endorsement. The goal is to help travellers select the right tourism product to suit their needs. By looking for the Qualmark logo, consumers can book and buy with confidence, knowing that the products are quality assured.
We are Department of Conservation approved
Hiking New Zealand meets environmental and safety standards set by the New Zealand Department of Conservation and is approved to operate in public conservation areas.
We are a Tourism Industry Association member
Hiking New Zealand is a member of the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) as we believe it is important to support and participate in key issues at an industry level.
We are an Adventure Travel Trade Association member
Hiking New Zealand is a member of the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) which enables us to stay on top of global tourism industry trends and best practices. The ATTA provides a global platform to share sustainable adventure travel initiatives.