Beautiful country, challenging yet manageable hikes, nourishing food provided, breathtaking vistas, and Kath was a great guide!
Anne H - January 2018, TripAdvisor
We went to Northland Discovery Tour on Dec 19 2017 and it was unforgettable experience that we can highly recommend to any person who loves outdoors. We had a small group of 8 people and 2 guides (Justin and Marie) and guides worked tirelessly from early morning to late evening every day, to make sure we do a lot of hiking, learn about New Zealand, experience sandboarding, swimming in the ocean and feel comfortable all the time.
We were never rushed, were given a lot of information about places we visited and learned a lot about New Zealand - Nature, People and History.
On top of this they were very accommodating whenever possible with rooms and food as well as pick-up and drop-off.
If we ever visit New Zealand again (and we hope so :) - we would definitely plan to do more hiking with them.
Rad416 - Canada, January 2018, TripAdvisor
This was our first introduction to walking as a group and we had a ball. Malcolm looked after us just like family ensuring we were all fed, watered and happy. The pick up from Auckland was easy and the bus comfortable for our small group of trampers. Malcolm had a trailer attached to the van which served as our kitchen and extra storage for the various activities we did. Nothing was forgotten, from a hot cuppa whenever we stopped, all the "nibbles" you would need and breakfast, lunch and dinner provisions all kept in the trailer. Accommodation at Russell was pleasant, nice a close to the village so we could walk in and have a look around, but the eco lodge at 90mile beach was beautiful! The walking was amazing and we were lucky enough to have wonderful weather, challenging at times but that was half the fun. Thanks Hiking New Zealand!
Diane B - Australia, May 2017, TripAdvisor
The food was plentiful, fresh and beautifully prepared. The accommodation was more than I expected, particularly the home stay where we spent 2 nights. This trip is highly recommended.
Suem - Australia, March 2016, TripAdvisor
This was my first visit to New Zealand and I am glad I spent some time on the North Island before heading south to the big mountains and glaciers. The Northland Discovery took me to Kauri Forests, endless beaches, sand dunes and the tip of the North Island where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean. The hikes are diverse and beautiful; anyone with a moderate level of fitness can enjoy them. I recommend this trip.
Irene - February 2016, TripAdvisor
Just finished this five day trip. Guide, Kath was great, friendly, enthusiastic and keen to share her love of NZ! The accommodation was just quite special, and the mix of walking, swimming and eating was pretty perfect. Will definitely be travelling with Hiking New Zealand again.
Diane - Australia, January 2016, TripAdvisor
A great adventure experience for my husband and I with our 2 boys aged 9yrs & 11yrs. We did everything outlined in the brochure plus more with a half day sea kayak including a close encounter with a pod of bottle nose Dolphins. Our cheerful and very knowledgable guide Kath and co-host Ava along with a great bunch of fellow travellers made for a very happy holiday. The highlights...there were many but the sand dune surfing was awesome!!
Andrea - Australia, April 2015, TripAdvisor
There have been a lot of good friends and good memories made in a short amount of time. Everyone in our group has been interesting to be around and the guides were superb...everyday continued to blow my mind...I can’t put into words how phenomenal the hiking has been (Guest blog).
Chase M. - USA, April 2015