What is a Great Walk?

 

Great walks - keep it simple. Most of these trips are one multi-day hike, start to finish, in one splendid wilderness area of New Zealand. After all hiking is the best way to see our beautiful landscapes and explore vast wilderness areas.

Generally our Great Walks are lodge to lodge hiking, carrying just a day pack and at the end of each day there is often the option of a glass of wine. On some Great Walks there are ensuites each night with the option to have a single room, whilst others are hut to hut along the Great Walk trail.

Each Great Walk is led by one or two guides who are passionate about the wilderness area in which you are walking and they share their love for the surrounding flora, fauna and natural history.

If some of the world's best walks matched with comfortable beds in the evening and your meals all sorted for you sounds good, then we are certain to have a trip for you.

 

Read what previous hikers thought about their Great Walk

 

“We enjoyed the informative and fun approach of the guides, as well as amazing food (supplying Gluten free diet was no problem at all), stunning scenery, great lodges and awesome bunch of fellow travellers. Jetboating and Helicopter were such fun, and also glad we chose to stay night before and after in Te Anau, so we could explore this pretty town.” J – New Zealand. January 2018, Trip Advisor

 

“The whole three day walk with transfer transport, accommodation and food was excellent and was superbly organised by the company. Pre-visit planning was clear and accurate and we were so lucky with the weather as well - largely warm sunshine, blue skies and a cooling breeze when required. The boat trip to the start of our walk was a great way to see the coastline” Graeme54-11 – UK, April 2018, Trip Advisor

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Abel Tasman 3 Day Hike

Days: 3 days
Start/Finish: Nelson return
Price: NZD $1,470.00
Accommodation: Lodges

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Experience the world-famous Abel Tasman National Park in style - where gentle beech forests give way to golden sands and glistening water. Enjoy three days of walking the Coast Track.

Abel Tasman 5 day Hike

Days: 5 days
Start/Finish: Nelson return
Price: NZD $2,075.00
Accommodation: Lodges

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Experience the world-famous Abel Tasman National Park in style - where gentle beech forests give way to golden sands and glistening water.

Heaphy Track

Days: 6 days
Start/Finish: Motueka / Motueka or Nelson
Price: NZD $1,950.00
Accommodation: Backcountry Huts

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This delightful hiking route takes you on a traverse through the heart of Kahurangi National Park. This ancient Maori trail is now one of New Zealand's "Great Walks" and is a well formed track stretching 82...

Hollyford Track

Days: 3 days
Start/Finish: Queenstown / Te Anau return
Price: NZD $1,990.00
Accommodation: Lodges

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Located in Fiordland National Park, the magnificent Hollyford Track is one of New Zealand's greatest walks, representing the country's most untouched and inspiring wilderness areas.

Hump Ridge Track

Days: 3.5 days
Start/Finish: Tuatapere / Tuatapere or Queenstown or Te Anau
Price: NZD $1,695.00
Accommodation: Lodges

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Explore the southern edge of Fiordland and the unique combination of beach, bush and sub-alpine scenery. Traverse mighty wooden viaducts on the way to the historic Port Craig Village, once a bustling sawmill town.

Lake Waikaremoana Hike

Days: 4 days
Start/Finish: Rotorua return
Price: NZD $1,530.00
Accommodation: Backcountry Huts

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Lake Waikaremoana is situated in Te Urewera National Park, the largest area of untouched natural wilderness remaining in the North Island of New Zealand.

Queen Charlotte Track

Days: 5 days
Start/Finish: Picton / Picton
Price: NZD $2,420.00
Accommodation: Lodges

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The Queen Charlotte track stretches 70 kilometres from the legendary Ship Cove at the head of Queen Charlotte Sound to Anakiwa. The scenery is tremendously varied as the track meanders its way around hidden bays and...

Stewart Island Track

Days: 4.5 days
Start/Finish: Invercargill/Invercargill return
Price: NZD $2,495.00
Accommodation: Backcountry Huts, Camping

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The best chance most people will ever have to see New Zealand's national bird, the kiwi, in its natural environment. Breathe fresh sea air, hear rare bird calls and enjoy the solitude of Stewart Island.

Tekapo Hike

Days: 3 days
Start/Finish: Tekapo return
Price: NZD $890.00
Accommodation: Backcountry Huts

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If you enjoy challenges and a good physical workout in a scenic environment, then this trek is for you. If you appreciate getting off-the-beaten-track, then this is definitely the place to go – it is rare to...

Tongariro Hike

Days: 3.5 days
Start/Finish: Rotorua
Price: NZD $1,650.00
Accommodation: Lodges

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Be awed whilst exploring the dual listed World Heritage Area of the Tongariro National Park. Whilst experiencing some of New Zealand's best day hikes, including the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, you will be provided with a stunning...

Whanganui River Canoe

Days: 5 days
Start/Finish: Ohakune return
Price: NZD $1,195.00
Accommodation: Camping, Lodges

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Paddle right through the Whanganui National Park, a remote and impenetrable region rich in Māoritanga (Maori culture).

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