Days: 23 days
Start/Finish: Auckland / Queenstown
Accommodation: Backcountry Huts, Cabins, Camping, Lodges
Grade: D (River crossings, some uneven terrain, you need to be reasonably fit and enthusiastic)
Departs: Monthly
Price: NZD $6,800.00
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Experience the very best New Zealand has to offer with this, the ultimate outdoors package. 

This adventure starts in the North Island, hiking to a river-side hut deep in the lush Whirinaki rainforest. Explore Te Urewera with day walks on the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk before heading to the volcanic wonderland of Tongariro National Park. Hike the Northern Circuit, including the world-renowned Tongariro Crossing, staying high above the world in alpine huts. 

Continuing on to the South Island, hike, swim and paddle a waka (Māori canoe) in the pristine waters of Abel Tasman National Park. Hike through rainforested canyons on the West Coast and sleep under the giant Ballroom Overhang. Mix it up with some cycling on the West Coast Wilderness Trail before heading into the mountains for a challenging hiking adventure in Arthur’s Pass National Park.  East of the Southern Alps head south to New Zealand’s highest peak in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park where we climb high for stunning views of Aoraki and the surrounding summits. Mt Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks wow us even more with majestic mountains, lakes and deep fiords, as we hike and camp out in this remarkable World Heritage Area. 

The tour concludes in Queenstown – a perfect place to celebrate and spend your final night in New Zealand or head off on further adventures.

The six overnight hikes as well as day hikes are carefully chosen to highlight the diversity of New Zealand’s landscape and to experience a variety of accommodation options – including camping, lodges, cabins and backcountry huts.

This trip can be split into North and South Island options: the Ultimate North and Ultimate South.

Highlights

»  Hike sections of New Zealand’s Great Walks and visit a thermal park
»  Experience the volcanic wonders of the Tongariro Crossing
»  Overnight hikes alongside golden sand beaches and cultural waka experience
»  Domestic flight to the South Island
»  Observe a fur seal breeding colony
»  Explore crystal clear rivers and limestone river canyons
»  Free afternoon in Queenstown, New Zealand’s ‘adrenalin capital’
»  Cruise or kayak the waters of Milford Sound
»  Explore Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park, a rugged land of ice and rock

 Want to get a little more insight information? Check out Glenys's adventure to Lake Waikaremoana and Angela's hike of the Tongariro Crossing

 

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