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Day packs for day hikes - all that's required on the Uncut walking tour.
Hiking trails are generally in pretty good shape on this walking tour.
Lake Tarawera hike. Thermal emissions seep through the lake bed of this caldera crater.
Water taxis are a common way to get to or from track trail heads.
Mt Ngauruhoe, also known as Mt Doom, is an active volcano.
A hiking-style picnic lunch at Tongariro National Park during a day walk.
Emerald Lakes Tongariro Alpine Crossing.
Waiotapu geothermal area,Rotorua. NZ’s thermal areas have lush vegetation.
Lichens on volcanic scoria, Tongariro alpine crossing, Tongariro national Park .
Hike Abel Tasman
Blow holes at Pancake Rocks. Plenty of walks, hikes and ambling to be done.
Hiking Paparoa National Park. Limestone canyons and water so pure you can drink it.
Foxglove (Digitalis) one of many species to escape from the cultivated garden to naturalise in New Zealand.
The glacial-fed turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo behind our group.
Mt Cook National Park. These splendid  tarns are jammed between the mountain walls and an old lateral moraine. Mt Cook is in the distance.
Looking north to Aoraki Mt Cook.
Fizzing around the new meltwater lake at the snout of Tasman Glacier.
Hiking up Rainbow Mountain, near Wanaka.
A southern beech tree beside the glacial-fed Matukituki river.
Hike at Arthur's Pass. Just four roads connect the south's West coast to the east.
Finish this tour at Lake Wakatipu (Queenstown),  hang out or enjoy the many activities.
Two nights at Punakaiki (Pancake Rocks) where the Paparoa National Park cascades into the Tasman Sea.
Our wild west coast - where all our weather comes from!
The collapsing moraine as glaciers recede is seen here in Mt Cook National Park - like most glaciated regions in the world.
Hiking in Abel Tasman National Park. From panoramic coastal vistas to lush native forest.
Hiking on the South Island's West Coast. Lush rainforest, Limestone/Karst landscape, right next to the ocean and the walks at Pancake Rock (Punakaiki).
Trekking beside Hooker Lake, Mt Cook National Park. 3000m peaks, glaciers and vast meltwater lakes. Ball Pass on the right. Mt Cook centre.
Edgewater Resort, Wanaka, day 12.
Cruise Milford Sound
Hike Kepler Track
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