Trekking in New Zealand


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Trip Code: TLZ
Region: Australasia
Countries visited: New Zealand
Activities: Point-to-point, Whitewater Kayaking, Rafting, Glaciers, Volcanoes, Waterfalls
Duration: 23 Days
Difficulty: Moderate
Profile: 12 days walking (3-5 hours per day average, two 5-6 hour walks) including 7 days light backpacking. 5 overnight trips staying in huts/camps. Optional kayaking and glacier walk. Low altitude throughout.
Meals: 17 breakfasts, 17 lunches and 8 dinners included.
Accomodation: 2 nights standard hotels with ensuite facilities, 7 nights lodges, some ensuite and some with shared facilities, 5 nights huts/camping with basic shared facilities, 5 nights cabins, some ensuite and some with shared facilities.
Group: Normally 5 to 11, plus leader and appropriate local staff.

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Explore New Zealand's incredible landscapes, predominantly on foot

Mt Ngauruhoe, aka Mt Doom in Lord of the Rings.

New Zealand epitomises contrasting scenery and culture and is an ideal country for adventure travel. Explore both islands as you weave your way through New Zealand on this active trip, visiting all the main highlights and many off-the-beaten-track attractions. Maximise your time in out of the way places and yet still marvel at the iconic destinations. Enjoy true wilderness campsites followed by comfortable lodges. Trek through Jurassic-like rainforest, kayak with fur seals, hike along a glacier, climb up volcanic peaks and enjoy fish and chips on the beach. It's this mix which makes New Zealand extraordinary - it's majestic but down to earth, otherworldly yet reassuringly familiar. A range of activities from whitewater rafting to sea kayaking and glacier walking complement the hikes superbly and keep this tour as diverse and exciting as the landscapes travelled!

Holiday Itinerary

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Day 1: Depart LondonShow detailed information

Day 2: Travelling.Show detailed information

Day 3: Arrive Auckland; optional afternoon city tour.Show detailed information

Day 4: Travel to Rotorua.Show detailed information

Day 5: Visit the Waiotapu Thermal Reserve; hike through the Jurassic-like rainforest of Whirinaki Forest Park.Show detailed information

Day 6: South to Tongariro, New Zealand's first National Park; trek east to west through park.Show detailed information

Day 7: Trek through a moonscape of scarlet lava flows and surreal turquoise lakes.Show detailed information

Day 8: To Wellington; free time in New Zealand's capital city.Show detailed information

Day 9: Short flight to Picton; to Abel Tasman; water taxi to campsite.Show detailed information

Day 10: Optional walk along coastal path, or sea-kayaking in Abel Tasman N.P.; to the Buller Gorge.Show detailed information

Day 11: To Paparoa N.P.; hike up Fox River to the Ballroom Overhang.Show detailed information

Day 12: Hike out of canyon; drive to Punakaiki, Pancake Rocks, Hokitika and Fox Glacier.Show detailed information

Day 13: Optional glacier hike; to Makarora.Show detailed information

Day 14: Stunning heli-flight around Mt Aspiring N.P.; land in remote Siberia Valley; hike up valley to a glacial lake.Show detailed information

Day 15: Hike above the Siberia River; jetboat trip down Wilkin River; transfer to Queenstown.Show detailed information

Day 16: Free day in Queenstown.Show detailed information

Day 17: To Fiordland N.P. with its huge glacial lakes and dramatic inland coastline; hike to Key Summit on the renowned Routeburn Track; overnight in historic cabins.Show detailed information

Day 18: Drive to Milford Sound; optional boat cruise into the fjord with its cascading waterfalls and marine wildlife; to Te Anau.Show detailed information

Day 19: Drive through Mackenzie Country to Aoraki/Mt Cook; hike up Mueller Ridge.Show detailed information

Day 20: Continue north to Mt Somers; afternoon hike to mountain hut.Show detailed information

Day 21: Morning walk back to vehicle; transfer across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch.Show detailed information

Day 22: Free day in Christchurch; evening depart.Show detailed information

Day 23: Arrive London.

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