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Trekking in New Zealand

From £5199 for 19 days
Trip Overview
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, hike along a glacier, climb up volcanic peaks and enjoy fish and chips on the beach. It is this mix which makes New Zealand extraordinary - it is majestic but down to earth, otherworldly yet reassuringly familiar. A range of activities and glacier walking (optional extra) complement the hikes superbly and keep this tour as diverse and exciting as the landscapes travelled!
Essential Info
Starts: Start Auckland
Ends: End Christchurch
Ages: Min 16
Theme: Walking
Trip Code: ETLZ
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: New Zealand
What's Included

Meals

The itinerary includes 16 breakfasts, 17 lunches and 7 dinners

Transport

15 nights hotels, lodges, cabins and 4 nights huts/camping 15 days walking, including 4 treks with overnight stays in huts and camps (carrying overnight gear)

Accommodation

Trip Highlights

•    Raw, primeval landscape of Rotorua shaped by volcanic activity

•    Golden beaches of Abel Tasman

•    Fox Glacier and the deep fjord complexes around Milford

•    Optional activities in Queenstown

•    Heli-hike in Mt Aspiring NP

•    Trek surrounded by smoking volcanoes

•    Climb amongst the soaring peaks of Aoraki Mt Cook National Park

Dates & Availability
Start date
End date
Price
Availability
Departing: 3rd Jan 2022
Returning: 21st Jan 2022
£5,199pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 24th Jan 2022
Returning: 11th Feb 2022
£5,199pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 14th Feb 2022
Returning: 4th Mar 2022
£5,199pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 7th Mar 2022
Returning: 25th Mar 2022
£5,199pp
Availability: Good
Itinerary & Notes
Start Auckland; afternoon free to relax at your central hotel or wander the downtown to get your bearings in New Zealand's largest city. Catch a ferry to Devonport or clamber up the Mt Eden volcanic cone to get panoramic views of the city and its bright blue harbours and gain a sense of the city’s complex volcanic past. There will be a briefing in the hotel foyer at 6pm this evening.* *
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Reviews
       
This was an excellent trip to genuinely experience a great variety of tracks in NZ. We were able to tick off 4 of 9 of the Great Walks. Two of them, Tongariro Northern Circuit & Abel Tasman, we had a longer closer look at. Those & the Siberia Valley at Mt Aspiring NP will be enduring memories. So many activities everyday with very little down time. A fair amount of time spent in the van getting from place to place but unavoidable. Flights from Wellington to Nelson by a small Cessna, helicopter ride into the Siberia Valley & numerous water taxis helped conserve our time. All in all a great trip!
       
A truly brilliant 3 week trip highlighting the best of North and South Island
       
Excellent trip with varied iteniary with amazing landscapes
       
A very well put-together trip with a variety of really interesting experiences
       
A great way to see and do a LOT!
       
A well-organised, varied and very enjoyable trip with great leaders and nice group members which did what it said on the tin.  A good mix of travel and walking and other outdoor activities - a perfect first taste of NZ.
       
An absolutely brilliant three weeks in the most wonderful country. Everything as described in the trip notes, and more. 
       
The trip was an unending variety of activities and experiences; physically tiring but without the stresses sometimes felt in non English speaking countries.  It was a superb trip but 3 weeks is barely enough time and I have returned home with a list of things/places to return and visit again or anew.
       
We packed so much in the three weeks that it was necessary to come back home and sit down with the itinerary. notes etc. to appreciate just how much we had achieved!
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