Guided hiking journeys in New Zealand

There's no need to wander around with your nose stuck in a guidebook. Take your New Zealand hiking adventure to the next level with a local walking guide.

There are real benefits to having a knowledgeable guide accompany you along New Zealand's most spectacular tracks. Hosted journeys offer a rich understanding of the natural beauty and history that surrounds you and make the most out of every moment.

Guides can plan a customised itinerary tailored to your preferences and needs, focusing on the sights you’ve been dreaming of. They are truly passionate about what they do and take pride in showing you the absolute highlights of each trail - things you wouldn’t find on your own. They’ve got extensive knowledge about the region and its native flora and fauna; we have beautiful plants and birds that aren’t seen anywhere else in the world. And they'll ensure your comfort at all times, even on unfamiliar terrain in a different climate than you might be used to.

The experience is enhanced by all the little extras that make for a worry-free expedition. Your dining needs are well catered for, with food and beverages supplied. Relax at the end of each day at pre-arranged accommodation and wake up fully refreshed the next day knowing everything is taken care of. All you'll need to do is pack - find a packing list here.

Whatever trail you're contemplating, there are guides all around the country to help you get the best out of your walking adventure. Look no further for a great outdoors experience.

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Guided options that visit our Great Walks

Lake Waikaremoana, Eastland

By Chris McLennan

Lake Waikaremoana

Lake Waikaremoana

Walking Legends offer two tours that explore this Great Walk – Lake Waikaremoana Walk, four days and Waikaremoana Discovery, four days. Hiking New Zealand offer the walk on its own or as part of a larger hiking tour. Highlights include walking through lush rainforest and circumnavigating the mystical Lake Waikaremoana.

Tongariro Crossing, Ruapehu

By Legend Photography

Esta increíble caminata rodea el monte Ngauruhoe, un volcán activo dentro del Parque nacional Tongariro. Podrás ver cráteres, fosas de explosiones, ríos de lava y mucho más.

Tongariro Northern Circuit

Walking Legends, Adrift Guided Outdoor Adventures, New Zealand TrailsActive Adventures and Hiking New Zealand all offer guided tours of the Tongariro Northern Circuit. Circling Mount Ngauruhoe, an active volcano in Tongariro National Park, you'll see craters, explosion pits, and lava flows.

Río Whanganui, Whanganui

By Ian Trafford

Paseos en canoa por el río Whanganui

Whanganui Journey

Let the water do the hard work for you and venture down the Whanganui River on this journey without touching land. See Whanganui River Road Tours.

Clásica ruta costera Abel Tasman, Nelson


Las aguas cristalinas y la fauna marina son los puntos más destacado de esta ruta; algunos operadores turísticos ofrecen una combinación de senderismo y kayak

Abel Tasman Coast Track

Crystal clear waters and marine wildlife are highlights of this track; some tour operators offer a combination of walking and kayaking. Try Abel Tasman Wilson's Walking Breaks, New Zealand TrailsAbel Tasman Wilson's Guided Sea Kayaking, Abel Tasman Tours & Guided Walks, or Hiking New Zealand.

West Coast
Heaphy Track, West Coast

By NelsonNZ

Este antiguo sendero maorí cruza colinas de pastizales y exuberantes bosques, a través de palmeras nikau para llegar al rugiente mar de la costa oeste.

Heaphy Track

Simply Wild Journeys, Bush and Beyond Guided Walks, and Hiking New Zealand all offer excursions to the Heaphy Track. The Heaphy Track is full of contrasts, with each section serving up totally different scenery.

Routeburn Track, Fiordland

By Miles Holden

Routeburn Track, Fiordland

Routeburn Track

With soaring mountain peaks, huge valleys, waterfalls and jewel-like lakes, the Routeburn Track links the Mount Aspiring National Park with Fiordland National Park. Ultimate Hikes has both 3-day and 6-day options while Trips & Tramps offers a day walk. Active Adventures, Guided Walks New Zealand and New Zealand Walking Tours also offer guided packages.

Sendero Milford Track, Queenstown

By Ultimate Hikes Ltd

La caminata más famosa de Nueva Zelanda, Milford Track, ha entusiasmado a excursionistas durante más de 150 años. El paisaje alpino y de fiordos es tan perfecto como siempre.

Milford Track

Look to Ultimate Hikes, Active Adventures, New Zealand Walking Tours and Trips & Tramps for guided tours on our most famous walk of all, taking in New Zealand's tallest waterfall, majestic valleys and glacier-carved fiords.

Sendero Kepler Track, Queenstown

By Tourism NZ

Este maravilloso sendero fue diseñado para mostrarte lo mejor de Fiordland: sus montañas, bosques nativos, cascadas y valles formados por los glaciares

Kepler Track

Unlike many other multi-day walks, the Kepler Track was custom-made for leisure. Tour operators here include Trips & Tramps, New Zealand Walking ToursNature Observations and Bushbash.

Stewart Island - Rakiura
Rakiura Track, Stewart Island - Rakiura

By Tourism NZ

La isla Stewart es un mundo regido por la naturaleza. En el sendero Rakiura Track, descubrirás la paz, los cantos de los pájaros y un paisaje que apenas ha cambiado en miles de años.

Rakiura Track

Ruggedy Range offers guided walks to Stewart Island's Rakiura Track, rich in scenery and birdsong.

Guided options on other multi-day hikes

Isla Rangitoto, Auckland

By Rangitoto Motutapu Haerenga

Vista de la cumbre de la isla Rangitoto de Motutapu

Rangitoto Motutapu Haerenga

Rangitoto and Motutapu Islands are both located in the Hauraki Gulf, an easy boat ride from central Auckland. Roam through regenerating native forest, and step into a whole new world of fascinating lava formations, with panoramic reviews across the harbour. Te Haerenga offers guided walks.

Sendero Queen Charlotte Track, Marlborough

By Marlborough Sounds Adventure Company

El sendero Queen Charlotte Track es la naturaleza en su máxima expresión

Queen Charlotte Track

Walk as much or as little as you want, and have your gear transported by boat between your overnight stops. The track is accessed by boat, so tours include water transfers to and from the track. There’s a huge variety of accommodation and cafes along the track, in between the native bush, peaceful inlets and skyline ridges, showcasing the region’s famous gourmet cuisine and warm hospitality. Wilderness Guides, New Zealand Walking Tours and Marlborough Sounds Adventure Co offer guided trips.

Hollyford Track, Fiordland

By Hollyford Track

Volver a la naturaleza en el sendero Hollyford Track.

Hollyford Track

Variety is what the Hollyford Track is all about. Starting from Te Anau, the track meanders from mountains to sea, descending through lakes and valleys in dramatic Fiordland. You’ll have the bonus of experiencing an exhilarating jet boat ride down the Hollyford River and Lake McKerrow and a scenic helicopter flight over the peaks of Milford Sound. Join a guided tour or check out New Zealand Trails for guided journey options. 

Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track, Southland

By Venture Southland

El sendero Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track combina la naturaleza y el patrimonio local junto con una gran variedad de paisajes

Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track

One of New Zealand’s newest hiking adventures, the Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track is a 3-day loop traversing some of our wildest land. Make your way through native forest, alpine ridges and remote coastlines, keeping an ear out for the tinkles of tui and bellbird song. You may be lucky enough to see Hector’s dolphins and sometimes penguins or seals along the shores. Two backcountry lodges are situated along the track, offering multi-share accommodation or private rooms. The Hump Ridge Track operator offers independent and small group trips.

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