This tour was absolutely amazing. Our guide (Justin) was extremely knowledgable, friendly, and fun! He planned the adventure around the weather and everyone's needs.
This was an unforgettable experience and I highly recommend it.
D.Palmer - USA, January 2019, TripAdvisor
My two grown daughters and I had a wonderful trip with Kath as our guide. We simply cannot recommend her highly enough to anyone who is considering hiking in NZ. She was extremely informative about the local topography and botany in addition to having a constant smile on her face!
TallOne65 - USA, December 2018, TripAdvisor
Came back to conquer the mountain
I first tramped with Hiking New Zealand in October 2017. We were unable to do some of the hikes at the time but I vowed to come back.
In December 2018 I had a few days after Christmas. I was delighted to have the same wonderful guide, Kath. The trip culminated in the Tongariro Crossing which was the main hike we missed on the first trip. It was challenging, but I'm really glad to have done it.
Peter.T - December 2018, TripAdvisor
Beautiful backcountry and nature
I just completed the 7 day Ultimate North Island tour. It was an amazing adventure that was made even better by our knowledgeable guide Justin. He is a former park ranger who kept us well informed (and entertained) on such subjects as local history, Maori culture, flora, fauna and politics. He also had lots of options available whenever the volatile New Zealand weather decided to take a turn for the worse. It was an immensely enjoyable trip and I learned a lot.
Jaspersize - Canada, February 2018, TripAdvisor
Everything was excellent
Everything about this hiking adventure was excellent. Our guide Linda was just brilliant and the hikes we did were varied, interesting and challenging and the group were just the best fun ever. I would highly recommend it.
Chris F - November 2017, TripAdvisor
Wow. What a trip!
The friendly atmosphere was brilliant within the group while our guides hospitality, knowledge and relaxed nature made an already brilliant adventure even more memorable. The sights you see, people you meet and knowledge you gain was invaluable to me and I’m sure the others in my group also.
What a way to test your limits or just enjoy what nature has to offer. Thanks again Hiking NZ!
MiaSmith7 - Australia, November 2017, TripAdvisor
We had a great experience hiking the northern loop in Tongariro National park, despite bad weather conditions. The scenery was spectacular, the hikes challenging enough but not crazy and with definitely less crowd than the Alpine crossing. Because of bad weather conditions, we were able to experience both the camping and the Hut accommodations, which was a treat. Our guide was well experienced, making sure to meet our needs but always leaning towards safety when appropriate. The packing list was right, as we had warm weather, cold weather and lots of rain. The return at the end of the storm was memorable and we admired many single and double rainbows set on the Tongariro park background. I will work with this company again for my trip to the Southern Island.
Agnes R - January 2017, TripAdvisor
An awesome wander of the North New Zealand Island
Wow I had a great time with Hike New Zealand!! The web-site has a message system and the person answering was amazing. I was able to quickly locate the trips that I wanted to take. I did the Far North Coastal and Ultimate North. These are very different trips and I loved both of them. Our guides Kath (Far North Coastal) and Linda (Ultimate North) were informative, smart, friendly and very kind. Additionally, both guides were extremely attentive to everyone's safety.
I would recommend this highly to anyone that likes to camp, walk and do a range of outdoor activities. This company has done its research and has a great formulas for these trips that works a treat!!!!! Well done guys.
Santhi W - January 2017, TripAdvisor
Solo female traveller
I couldn't give a more glowing account of a trek or "tramp" than this. From go to wo, Hiking New Zealand was just brilliant to deal with. They're super experienced, really know the country well and can impart knowledge other guides might not about the places they're taking you to, whether that's local history, geo morphology or a bit of botany here and there. If you go with the right attitude, which is to be positive, flexible and of good humour, I think Hiking NZ and Active Earth Adventures will look after you really well. As a solo female traveller, I have yet to fault the two tours I've done in NZ. The warmth of the people and country's beauty gets me every time.
Kucing M - February 2015, TripAdvisor
An amazing tour
Thanks for an amazing tour. Sharing and explaining your beautiful nature, culture and great kiwi snacks to us. Hope to see you guys again.
Sarah S - Germany, February 2015