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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...

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Why camping is becoming popular in the US

According to the 2017 North American Camping Report, over six million new households have started ca...

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New Zealand Coffees

Long black or Americano? As travellers we know that coffees have different names in different countr...

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The Absolute Best Aquatic Adventures Around New Zealand

New Zealand is the perfect adventure holiday destination for a nature-loving thrill-seeker. Surfing,...

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Surviving a Long-Haul Flight

You’ll most likely be taking a long-haul flight (or two!) when you are traveling - here’s how to sur...

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Craft Beer in New Zealand

Craft Beer in New ZealandOver the past couple of decades, New Zealand, like the other “new world” co...

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How to keep energy levels high abroad

When travelling, it’s easy to feel a bit groggy and tired at times. Don’t fret, though – it’s easy t...

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What Is A Flat White?

New Zealand may be a tiny country at the very bottom of the world, but it has many claims to punchin...

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Photo competition winners for 2017

Our Hiking New Zealand and Active Earth Adventures photo competition is in its third year now. Durin...

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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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Things to do in Kaikoura

Struck by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in November last year, it might leave you wondering whether you...

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Your last chance to enter the #myparadise photo competition

Entries are still open, however, be quick as they are closing on the 10 May 2017 for the Hiking New ...

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The Old Ghost Road

Bike it, hike it or run it? This purpose built 85km single track is fast becoming one of the best ba...

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Money Matters

Life has at least two certainties – bank fees and tax…… both of which are disliked. Bank fees can be...

New Zealand Skydiving

The home of adventure tourism

Are you a lover of thrills and excitement? Then New Zealand is the right spot for you! One heck of a...

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Getting around in New Zealand

About travel distance miscalculations, low speed limits and the perks of being stuck behind a slow v...

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New Zealand Travel FAQs

Arranging numerous trips for people from all over the world we have come across the same questions o...

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Kaikoura Earthquake November 2016 - Update

Following the New Zealand earthquakes in North Canterbury, we would like to reassure families and fr...

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Things to do in Christchurch

Heading to Christchurch for a weekend away, visiting a friend or family, or as part of your backpack...

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Top tips for booking flights

When it comes to booking airline flights, we’re all after a bargain as flight costs can be a signifi...

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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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Winter Hiking, take a book - or your love?

Winter trampingWinter tramping is a little different, because so is winter. However, if you're adequ...

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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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Basic facts about New Zealand

Before stepping into an airplane to New Zealand, there are a few facts you should know:   What will ...

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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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About New Zealand

  The Story of the Land The landscape of New Zealand is diverse and dramatic. There are steep mount...

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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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Navigation Skills Tested

The problem when you are married to a hiking guide is you find yourself passing over all responsibil...

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Pimp my shopping list

Unleash the Neanderthal within by using this tip for shopping. Does anyone else under-achieve when t...

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Hiking into New Zealand's folklore

Discover more than just rivers, wilderness and high mountains when you explore New Zealand’s nationa...

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A wonderful hike at the top of New Zealand

Cape Reinga Walkway Tapotupotu Bay to Te Rerenga Wairua (Cape Reinga)   Location You will find the...

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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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New headlamps for penguins

Hiking New Zealand uses its wildlife fund to support Penguins Plus It is a little known fact that b...

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Electronic Waste Collection

A money raising idea that cares for the planet and is easy to set up… This is one of those tasks th...

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Top swimming spots throughout New Zealand

With summer fast approaching we have put together our top ten swimming holes in no particular order ...

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Take only photographs, leave only footprints

Hiking is the perfect way to be immersed in the stunning wilderness. Nature can be very delicate so ...

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Stick-em up! Our series of tips...

Another helpful hint for hikers that will make life safer and more comfy in New Zealand's outdoors. ...

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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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Scottish weapon travels to Northland incognito

The Dalai Lama was once asked what the secret to being happy was. Apparently he answered “being hap...

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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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Plastic bag/dry bag leaks? Our series of tips...

Here is another in a series of helpful hints for hikers that will make life safer and more comfy in ...

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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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The first of the tales of old...

This is the first story in a series as we look back over 20 years in business.  Thanks Mike for shar...

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Cowboy Coffee

What is our swing like? Now days it seems like a lot of us can not last 24 hours without a decent c...

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Captured Moments December 2015

We were again blown away with the amazing pictures our adventurers submitted... Starting with Alexan...

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