From winter ski fields, alpine desert and ancient forests to rivers teeming with trout, the cascading waters of Huka Falls, geothermal hotspots and Tongariro National Park, you can see almost every scenery you can picture as you traverse Taupō. The sparkling Lake Taupo, New Zealand's great inland sea, is in the heart of New Zealand’s north island and the largest in the country.

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- Discover Mine Bay Maori Rock Carvings on a relaxing scenic cruise or kayaking tour

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  1. The Classic Tongariro Alpine Crossing & Mt Ruapehu Hike 2D1N, Fully Guided

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    The world-renowned Tongariro Alpine Crossing through Tongariro National Park will enthral you with its rich cultural identity and dramatic natural scenery. Classed as one of 'New Zealand's Great Walks' and New Zealand’s best day walk, this 2-day hike amidst the incredible Tongariro volcanoes is an experience not to be missed. Encounter up close old lava flows, active craters and volcanic peaks on New Zealand's greatest walking journey.

    This is a fully guided and all-inclusive 2-day walking tour, hosted by experienced local guides. Your small group (maximum 10) will walk 6 - 8 hours each day. You will only need to carry a day pack allowing more flexibility to immerse yourself in the dramatic alpine and volcanic landscapes.

    At the end of each day you will return to your accommodation, Chateau Tongariro Hotel, a 4-star historic hotel set spectacularly against Mt Ruapehu, in the heart of the National Park where you will enjoy great New Zealand food each evening.

    Your tour includes 1 night's accommodation, all meals, expert guides with exceptional knowledge, all equipment required, and return group transfers to/from multiple locations (Please see the itinerary for the detailed pickup and drop-off location list).

    No alpine experience is required.

    Witness the incredible power of nature at close range, and you will soon agree 'The Classic Tongariro Alpine Crossing & Mt Ruapehu Hike' is New Zealand's greatest walking journey.

    Departure Dates

    Departure daily all year round on request. Summer & Winter Walk seasons are both available. You can book online or contact us for booking.

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?  We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Taupo, New Zealand
    The world-renowned Tongariro Alpine Crossing through Tongariro National Park will enthral you with its rich cultural identity and dramatic natural scenery. Classed as one ...
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  2. North To South Ultimate Traverse 22D21N, Self-Drive

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    Do and see it all on the ultimate New Zealand road trip, a 22-day odyssey from the Bay of Islands to the Southern Alps. This once-in-a-lifetime adventure showcases the country’s best active experiences including 3 of the Great Walks.

    Tucked away at the bottom of the world, New Zealand is a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty: tropical beaches, snow-capped mountains, sparkling fiords, raging rivers and active volcano zones. For the outdoor enthusiast, keen on hiking, biking, paddling and more, New Zealand has no shortage of things to see and do. Home of the Great Walks (known to be some of the best hikes in the world) and many other day and multiday hikes, you could spend months trying to see it all. Luckily for you, this road trip leaves no stone unturned on an epic journey from north to south.

    Departing from Auckland, hit the road to tick off New Zealand’s best active experiences. Drive New Zealand’s most scenic roads including Buller Gorge, the Crown Range and Milford Road. Discover dramatic landscapes, magnificent wilderness and stunning wildlife on New Zealand’s Great Walks including the Tongariro Northern Circuit, the Abel Tasman Coast Track and the Routeburn Track. Uncover beautiful beaches and twinkling bays on in the Bay of Islands and Coromandel, and a geothermal wonderland in the Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Follow the path of Captain James Cook on the Queen Charlotte Track, heli hike to the top of the Franz Josef Glacier and bask in the brooding shadow of Mount Cook (Aoraki), New Zealand’s tallest mountain. You will also have the opportunity to cruise Lake Wanaka and the magnificent Milford Sound, and explore diverse cities and towns including Wellington, Queenstown, Dunedin and Christchurch at your own pace.

    This action-packed 22-day active and nature-focused self-drive package includes 21-nights’ boutique hotel accommodation on a twin share basis. At the end of each fun-filled day, you will sleep in comfort and have access to luxurious facilities and amenities including swimming pools, plunge pools and spas. Twenty-two days full size car rental is included as well as activities and sightseeings as specified in the itinerary. Daily breakfast provided.

    Do New Zealand – and do it right – on this thrilling 22-day self-drive road trip from North to South. The diverse landscapes and exciting experiences will capture your heart.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Auckland, New Zealand
    Do and see it all on the ultimate New Zealand road trip, a 22-day odyssey from the Bay of Islands to the Southern Alps. ...
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  3. North Island to South Island Gourmet Walking 13D12N, Fully Guided

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    Departing from Auckland, this 13 day gourmet walk enable you to experience the contrast between the North and South of New Zealand in true kiwi comfort and style. Walk among towering granite peaks, wander pristine alpine lakes and rivers, journey into isolated valleys and glow worm caves. Taste the acclaimed New Zealand wines, and find yourself in front of picture perfect volcanic peaks. You'll find yourself wanting to pause at every place to document the dramatic vistas as they unfold in front of you.

    Start your journey cruising out to Waiheke Island for some exclusive wineries and stunning coastline, then head to fairy-tale Whirinaki Forest and the spectacular Huka Falls. When your North Island part of journey concludes while you stare and admiring the dramatic beauty of Tongariror National Park, celebrate your arrival on the South Island where you'll discover a new meaning of the word 'dramatic' in Fiordland and Milford Sound. Walk the valleys and forests surrounding Lake Wakatipu and relax with some of the world's finest wines from Central Otago.

    The Central Otago region is New Zealand's finest producer of Pinot Noir. Venture down the Kawarau River Gorge to a local winery. You'll enjoy a winery tour, then taste and immerse yourself in the wine-making process before relaxing in Queenstown with views of the Remarkables and the surrounding peaks. Accommodation is included each night and chosen based on their quality and location. On this trip, you'll stay at VR Rotorua Lake Resort located on the shores of beautiful Lake Rotoiti, old world charm Chateau Tongariro set spectacularly against Mt Ruapehu in the heart of the National Park, Crown Plaza featuring stunning views over Lake Wakatip, mountain view Milford Sound Chalets in Milford Sound, Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas positioning on the tranquil shores of beautiful Lake Te Anau, and Edgewater Resort on the shores of Lake Wanaka.

    Most meals are included for the duration of the walk. At night, you'll dine with your fellow walkers as a group at hand-picked restaurants focusing on local produce and Kiwi meals of a high standard. There is one dinner not included, so you can head out and explore the options on your own. With dinner every night, you'll also be provided with local wines to enjoy with your meals.

    The tour starts from Auckland and concludes in Queenstown. All transfers as well as guides are included. Small groups of twelve walkers are hosted by highly experienced and knowledgeable guides. The walk is graded easy and fully supported. You only need to carry a day pack each day.

    This North Island to South Island 13 Day Gourmet Walk is to relax, escape the day to day, and indulge in the incredible sights, sounds and tastes.

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?  We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

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    Departing from Auckland, this 13 day gourmet walk enable you to experience the contrast between the North and South of New Zealand in true kiwi ...
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  4. Best of North Island Gourmet Walk 6D5N, Fully Guided

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    Best of North Island Gourmet Walk showcases the highlights of North Island over Six days. Departing from Auckland, and finishing in Sanctuary Mountain, Cambridge. New Zealand's award-winning wines, lush ancient forest, awe-inspiring volcanic landscapes, emerald lake on Mount Tongariro, and harbour/lake cruising are all on show in this incredible trip.

    Kick off your six-day journey with a short cruise across the Hauraki Gulf to Waiheke Island, where you'll experience exclusive wineries and stunning coastline. Then enjoy an ancient forest walk and savour the wilderness and bird songs. Weave your way along the Bay of Plenty coastline, journey through to the spectacular chute of Huka Falls and walk among the world's most beautiful volcanic landscapes in Tongariro National Park. Your trip will end with a picture perfect cone-shaped volcano flanked by rainforest, overlooking a wild and untamed coastline at the foot of Mt Taranaki.

    Food and wine is a big part of the tour. You'll visit Waiheke Island wineries sampling the acclaimed local artisan red wines, visit the North Island's oldest and premier wine and stone fruit growing region in Hawke's Bay, and enjoy high tea in the grand lounge of Chateau Tongariro Hotel.

    Most meals are included for the duration of the walk. At night, you'll dine with your fellow walkers as a group at hand-picked restaurants focusing on local produce and Kiwi meals of a high standard. With dinner every night, you'll be provided with local wines to enjoy with your meals.

    Accommodation is included each night and chosen based on their quality, and their location. On this trip, you'll stay at Wai Ora Resort Rotorua located on the shores of beautiful Lake Rotoiti, lakefront Oreti Village Resort, Turangi is surrounded by tranquil bush, breath-taking water and mountain range views and elegant and contemporary accommodation Kelly Road Cambridge Lodge. All accommodation are 4 star.

    The tour starts from Auckland and concludes in Cambridge. All transfers as well as guides are included. Small groups of twelve walkers are hosted by highly experienced and knowledgeable guides. The walk is graded easy and fully supported. You only need to carry a day pack each day.

    The Best of North Island Gourmet six day walk is to relax, escape the day to day, and indulge in the incredible sights, sounds and tastes.

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?  We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Auckland, New Zealand
    Best of North Island Gourmet Walk showcases the highlights of North Island over Six days. Departing from Auckland, and finishing in Sanctuary Mountain, Cambridge. ...
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