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Head Office team Winter Highlights

If it is winter and you happen to tell people you are in the tourism industry the inevitable respons...

Risk Management weekend 2018

Hiking Guide Training

I’m relieved it’s an unusually warm night as I hide out in the manuka trees wearing nothing but my u...

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Meet our Staff: Anika Zwaan

Get the low down on the Hiking New Zealand and Active Earth Adventures team. We asked Anika Zwaan wh...

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Meet our Staff: Magan McKenna

Get the low down on the Hiking New Zealand and Active Earth Adventures team. We asked Magan McKenna ...

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Meet our Staff: Martin Leslie

Get the low down on the Hiking New Zealand and Active Earth Adventures team. We asked Martin Leslie ...

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Meet our Staff: Malcolm O'Neill

Home Town?Ha, I say I come from the mid Hutt Valley which is the Bronx of New Zealand, a veritable c...

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Meet our Staff: Ange Janes

Home Town? I grew up in Oxford, just up the road from Rangiora, and like a true Cantabrian have work...

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Certificate of Excellence – Trip Advisor

  Consistently achieving outstanding traveller reviews means Hiking New Zealand has received the Cer...

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End of Season Weekend 2017

The Best New Zealand Hiking Guides Our end of season weekend gets guides and partners and crew toget...

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Meet our Staff: Anne van der Landen

Get the low down on the Hiking New Zealand and Active Earth Adventures team. We asked Anne van der L...

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Taking a Bath with a Princess

My son was pestering me that it was time I took him hiking again, and while it’s great to have kids ...

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Meet our Staff: Eva Starostka

Get the low down on the Hiking New Zealand and Active Earth Adventures team. Today we asked Eva Star...

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Young Man's Country

 Definition of ‘Young Man’s Country’ – a term that may have been overused by rural real estate agent...

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Adventure Racing

We sometimes take our training seriously We, team Hiking New Zealand (Anne, Michelle and myself- Cl...

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Meet our Staff: Anne Murphy

 Get the low down on the Hiking New Zealand and Active Earth Adventures team. We asked Anne Murphy w...

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Paddling the Whanganui River

Adventure awaits We needed an adventure, something different - not a typical get together for a bunc...

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Meet our Staff: Daniel Murphy

Get the low down on the Hiking New Zealand and Active Earth Adventures team. We asked Daniel Murphy ...

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Health tips for travellers

As with any other country, there are certain risks associated with being active outdoors, such as: s...

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Meet our Staff: Michelle McConnon

Get the low down on the Hiking New Zealand and Active Earth Adventures team. We asked Michelle McCon...

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Winter Hiking

The Chamois buck (or Chammie as us Kiwis like to affectionately call them) eyed us from his high pe...

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Rediscovering the Far North

The day finally dawned and we were on a roadie heading north out of Auckland; our destination - the ...

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Tongariro Crossing

Traversing the volcanic moonscape of contorted lava flows and ash fields as you climb to the emerald...

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Jump in a Lake

Hiking NZ director Malcolm witnessed a near accident at his local swimming hole recently so decided ...

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Avoiding severe gales

The Hiking New Zealand team consider Claire an honorary member. Not only did we first meet Claire wh...

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Hiking the Gillespie and Rabbit Passes

Michelle walked the 8-day Gillespie and Rabbit Pass and rates it as a trip of a lifetime. It wasn’t ...

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Young Man's Country

  Daniel, co-owner of Hiking New Zealand, ensures he gets into the backcountry (Young Man's Countr...

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Moose hunting in young man's country

Guide and Director, Dan Murphy, gives his account of the Dusky Track Expedition run by Hiking New Z...

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Stopover in Dubai - Kingdom of Bling

Break a long haul flight in Dubai (do buy)? Director Malcolm likes hiking, exploring, and talking to...

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Lake Waikaremoana - a wild journey

Glenys enjoys a journey through some of the North Island's forgotten wilderness - Lake Waikaremoana...

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Saint James Conservation Park

Dan Murphy gets together with a group of old school mates each year and heads into the wilderness. ...

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Blurring the lines between work and play

Five things I learned about Hiking New Zealand a week after my first day in the office - Angela Jane...

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Abel Tasman - will it beat her... yes!

  Who would of thought this was the middle of winter Talk in the office..The talk in the office wa...

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Walking the Hump Ridge Track

Glenys Erskine reflects on walking the Hump Ridge Track It has been over a year since I walked t...

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Part 2 - 13 days in the life of a Hiking New Zealand guide...

A "selfie" of Grum HNZ DAY 9We are early up, and away with the first stop at Roaring Billy Falls. T...

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Office to Outdoors - on the Job - Part 2

German-born Eva Starostka is a tourism student from The Netherlands, in New Zealand to write her the...

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Back in the land of predator free New Zealand

Glenys, took some time out from work to immerse herself in the wilderness of Alaska. Here is her blo...

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Musings on Australia, why we love the place

Musings on Australia's wilderness - why we love the place (but can't wait to come home) Hiking NZ Di...

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Grum begins training for his world trip

Hanmer Events organiser, co-ordinator and brains trust and Hiking New Zealand guide Graham Frith has...

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Eyeballs, Mare's Milk & Bear Poo

Mongolia was everything Daniel hoped it would be. For two weeks he did not see any other tourists, ...

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Mark Brabyn reflects on the last 20 years for Hiking New Zeland

As we mark our 20th celebrations for Hiking New Zealand I asked Mark to reflect back over the years ...

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Queen Charlotte Track - A Family Adventure

  The cool waters of the Queen Charlotte Sounds beckoned this summer and what better way to explore...

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Family Hiking - fun for everyone

    Hiking as a family is great! Walking, talking and discovering cool things with your kids is som...

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