Guided journeys in New Zealand

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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.

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

Eastland
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.

Ruapehu
Le Tongariro Crossing, Ruapehu

By Legend Photography

Cette fantastique randonnée fait le tour du mont Ngauruhoe, un volcan actif au cœur du parc national de Tongariro. Vous aurez l'occasion d'observer des cratères, des explosions, des coulées de lave et bien plus encore.

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.

Whanganui
Rivière Whanganui, Whanganui

By Ian Trafford

Canoë-kayak sur la rivière 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.

Nelson
Côte classique d'Abel Tasman, Nelson

By TNZ

Eaux cristallines et vie marine : deux des trésors que vous réserve ce sentier ; certains tour-opérateurs proposent une formule combinant randonnée et 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 KayakingAbel Tasman Tours & Guided Walks, or Hiking New Zealand.

West Coast
Heaphy Track, West Coast

By NelsonNZ

Cet ancien sentier maori traverse des champs de tussacks et des forêts luxuriantes, longe des plantations de palmiers Nikau, puis continue en direction de la mer déchaînée de la côte ouest.

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.

Fiordland
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.

Queenstown
Milford Track, Queenstown

By Ultimate Hikes Ltd

Sentier le plus célèbre de Nouvelle-Zélande, le Milford Track enchante les randonneurs depuis plus de 150 ans. Les paysages alpins et les fjords atteignent la perfection.

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.

Queenstown
Kepler Track, Queenstown

By Tourism NZ

Ce sentier à couper le souffle a été conçu pour vous faire découvrir toutes les merveilles du Fiordland : les montagnes, les forêts indigènes, les cascades et les vallées creusées par les glaciers.

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

L'île Stewart est un univers où la nature est reine. Sur le Rakiura Track, vous découvrirez la sérénité, les chants d'oiseaux et des paysages qui ont à peine changé depuis des milliers d'années.

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

Auckland
Île Rangitoto, Auckland

By Rangitoto Motutapu Haerenga

Vue sur Motutapu depuis le sommet de l'île Rangitoto

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.

Marlborough
Le Queen Charlotte Track, Marlborough

By Marlborough Sounds Adventure Company

Découvrez le cadre naturel unique du Queen Charlotte Track

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

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. 

Southland
Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track, Southland

By Venture Southland

Le Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track associe espace naturel, patrimoine local et paysages diversifiés

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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