Discover ‘New Zealand’s Great Walk’ on the North Island of New Zealand. For energetic walkers, there is plenty to explore from gorgeous coastline, geothermal hotspots and incredible beaches. Walk around the Coromandel Peninsula and uncover the natural beauty of the coast or head to Rotorua and uncover its hot springs and bubbling mud pools. Our range is inclusive of easy walks and strolls through to challenging hikes and treks and can be tailored to your abilities and walking appetite when you choose to walk with Onlyluxe Travel.

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  1. Luxury New Zealand North Island Walk, Bike & Kayak (Auckland to Hawke’s Bay) 8D7N, Fully Guided

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    A horizon-expanding on an 8-day multi adventure; hike, bike and kayak New Zealand’s diverse North Island from rolling green hills to volcanic landscapes and endless coastlines that will leave you enchanted. From Auckland, Rotorua, Cathedral Cove, Lake Taupo to Hawke’s Bay and everything splendour in between; be left breathless in New Zealand’s raw natural wonders.

    Your incredible odyssey begins at Auckland from where you shuttle to Coromandel Peninsula and take a brief van ride to Broken Hills Recreation Area. Hike past creeks, farmlands and discover an unchanging forest and valley. Paddle through white cliffs and watch as the whales, dolphins grace their habitat. Traverse suspension bridges and uncover the historic gold-mining area. Cherish the astonishing views of rainforests filled with leafy tree ferns. Admire fascinating view of an incredible landscape that lies over a volcanic fault line. Engage in a breathtaking bungee-jumping exercise off a 49 m (160 ft) high cliff. Hike the scenic Tongariro National Park and appreciate the picturesque view of the sequestered lake Rotopounamu. Treasure wonderful scenery of Huka falls and Waikato River. Ride in the shadow of Te Mata Peak and appreciate the beautiful sight of the Cape Kidnappers. Task yourself with an invigorating climb to the top of Te Mata Peak, adore its stunning views of ocean and countryside before shuttling to Napier Airport where your inspiring journey ends.

    This luxury package includes 7 nights’ accommodation in luxury hotels on a twin share basis. All meals and transfer as specified are included. You will be escorted by two support vans and three tour leaders on each departure for an average 6:1 guest-to-leader ratio. With multiple walking options to choose from each day accommodating varied activity levels and giving you the freedom to enjoy the best of a region at your own pace. An experience tailored to suit your priorities and personal style, walk in true comfort.

    Immerse into the great outdoors and unearth the best of New Zealand’s North Island. Where nature’s secrets are waiting to be discovered, escape to the raw and intimate wonders of this part of the world. A perfect voyage for the nature enthusiast seeking adventure in all its sense for an ultimate hiking, biking and kayaking kiwi adventure.

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

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Auckland
    A horizon-expanding on an 8-day multi adventure; hike, bike and kayak New Zealand’s diverse North Island from rolling green hills to volcanic landscapes ...
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  2. Ultimate North Island Hike, Bike & Kayak Adventure 11D10N

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    Discover at every step, peddle and every row New Zealand’s diverse North Island from rolling green forests to volcanic landscapes and endless coastlines that will leave you breathless at every turn. Immerse the dramatic landscapes including the Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Auckland and Tongariro National Park.

    Departing from Auckland, journey on a truly diverse adventure to a part of the world where landscapes are so contrasting blending magnificent coasts and beaches, sprawling lush farmlands and geothermal wonders. Over 11 days, discover your slice of paradise traversing remarkable landscapes including several great walks of New Zealand, all boasting its unique connection to nature. Hike the volcanic terrain of the renowned and challenging Tongariro Alpine, trek across active volcano zones, embark on a spiritual walk through lush forests amongst the largest kauri trees, traverse atop cascading waterfalls and climb amongst coastal clifftops. The exhilaration culminates mountain biking through a majestic redwood forest, snorkel or kayak the world’s largest sea cave, rubber tube through mysterious caves lit by the spectacle of a thousand glittering glow worms, cruise the pristine Bay of Islands and sandboard towering sand dunes. This adventure is filled with surprises!

    In between, get connected to nature exploring an island of paradise of golden sandy beaches to bathing in natural hot springs. Collide with unforgettable wildlife and marvel at a geothermal wonderland where geysers shoot and grounds are filled with hot mud pools. Each day connect with the intimate Māori culture ever-present in the North Island.

    Your 11 days adventure include 10 nights’ accommodation in cosy stays nestled in the quiet sanctuaries across the natural beauty of North Island. Unwind in luxurious facilities including swimming pools and indoor spas. Meals are inclusive as well as activities as specified in itinerary. You will be escorted by two experienced adventure guides posing unrivalled passion as they bring the adventure to life. Enjoy the comforts of carrying just a day pack.

    Embrace the great outdoors and uncover the best of New Zealand’s North Island. Where nature’s secrets are waiting to be discovered, every step reveals an unimaginable beauty of this part of the world that has to be seen to be believed. A perfect escape for the nature enthusiasts seeking the North Island’s ultimate hiking, biking and kayaking adventure.

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?

    We specialise 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
    Discover at every step, peddle and every row New Zealand’s diverse North Island from rolling green forests to volcanic landscapes and endless coastlines ...
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    From A$9,315.00 Per Person, Twin Share
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  3. Luxury Waiheke Island Walk 4D3N, Self-Guided

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    Experience Waiheke Island’s best walks in boutique luxury at your own pace, with this 4-day, self-guided package showcasing the island’s scenic coastal trails, bush hikes and vineyards.

    Located 40-minutes by ferry from Auckland, Waiheke Island is bigger than you think! It’s the second largest island in the Hauraki Gulf – over 200-kilometres (124mi) long and teeming with pristine beaches, coastal headlands, seaside villages, olive groves and vineyards. This best way to experience this stunning natural beauty is by walking. The island is home to more than 100-kilometres (62mi) of trails just waiting to be discovered.

    This self-guided 4-day hiking experience takes in the best Waiheke Island has to offer. Each morning, you will be transported to the start point for the day and you will be picked up at the end and returned to your accommodation. You’ll meander along cliff tops, down to the beaches and into cool enclaves of native forest. You’ll even explore a secret World War II fortress, complete with underground tunnels! Along the way, you’ll have detailed maps and notes to help you learn about the island’s flora and fauna, as well as the Maori and European history of the island and the Hauraki Gulf. You’ll also discover the vibrant Waiheke Island community, with its artists, vineyards and ambitious conservation projects.

    You’ll stay 3-nights at chic, architecturally designed The Boatshed. Set just above the sun-drenched bay and white sandy beaches of Oneroa, this boutique, seaside hotel hotel features designer private suites/villas, offering panoramic ocean views.with panoramic ocean views. At the end of each day, enjoy sundowners on the deck ahead of a decadent 4-course degustation dinner. There are even personalised spa body treatments available – ideal for a destressed holiday!

    Experience Waiheke Island’s best walksat your own pace and in style. You’ll come away feeling fit, healthy and refreshed, smelling of clean sea air! The island invites you to rediscover the simple pleasures.

    For more Waiheke Island walks, please visit Waiheke Island Self Guided & Guided Walks.

    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

    Waiheke Island, New Zealand
    Experience Waiheke Island’s best walks in boutique luxury at your own pace, with this 4-day, self-guided package showcasing the island’s scenic coastal ...
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  4. Waiheke Island Te Ara Hura Walk 5D4N, Self-Guided

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    Uncover the natural beauty and fabulous food and wine of Waiheke Island at your own pace, with this 5-day, self-guided walking tour of the Te Ara Hura Track.

    Located 40-minutes by ferry from Auckland, Waiheke Island is bigger than you think! It’s the second largest island in the Hauraki Gulf – over 200-kilometres (124mi) long and teeming with pristine beaches, coastal headlands, seaside villages, olive groves and vineyards. The 100-kilometre (62mi) Te Ara Hura Walk is the ultimate Waiheke experience, taking you right around the island from the bustling west to the remote east, stopping at the best wineries and local producers along the way.

    Over 5 thrilling days, traverse the Te Ara Hura with an experienced and knowledgeable local guide, in 15-25-kilometre segments. Each morning, you will be transported to the start point for the day and you will be picked up at the end and returned to your accommodation. You’ll meander along cliff tops, down to the beaches and into cool enclaves of native forest. You’ll even explore a secret World War II fortress, complete with underground tunnels! Along the way, you’ll have detailed maps and notes to help you learn about the island’s flora and fauna, as well as the Maori and European history of the island and the Hauraki Gulf. You’ll also discover the vibrant Waiheke Island community, with its artists, vineyards and ambitious conservation projects.

    This 5-day, self-guided walk includes 4 nights’ accommodation at an apartment on Onetangi Beach twin share. Personalised itinerary, maps, and ferries to and from Auckland are included. All meals provided.

    Experience everything Waiheke Island has to offer on the Te Ara Hura Track. This 100-kilometre walk will inspire you!

    For more Waiheke Island walks, please visit Waiheke Island Self Guided & Guided Walks.

    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

    Waiheke Island, New Zealand
    Uncover the natural beauty and fabulous food and wine of Waiheke Island at your own pace, with this 5-day, self-guided walking tour of the ...
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    From A$2,750.00 Per Person, Twin Share
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  5. Waiheke Island Te Ara Hura Walk 5D4N, Private Guided

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    Embrace the natural beauty and fabulous food and wine of Waiheke Island, with this 5-day, private guided walking tour of the Te Ara Hura Track.

    Located 40-minutes by ferry from Auckland, Waiheke Island is bigger than you think! It’s the second largest island in the Hauraki Gulf – over 200-kilometres (124mi) long and teeming with pristine beaches, coastal headlands, seaside villages, olive groves and vineyards. The 100-kilometre (62mi) Te Ara Hura Walk is the ultimate Waiheke experience, taking you right around the island from the bustling west to the remote east, stopping at the best wineries and local producers along the way.

    Over 5 thrilling days, traverse the Te Ara Hura with an experienced and knowledgeable local guide, in 15-25-kilometre segments. Each morning, you will be transported to the start point for the day and you will be picked up at the end and returned to your accommodation. You’ll meander along cliff tops, down to the beaches and into cool enclaves of native forest. You’ll even explore a secret World War II fortress, complete with underground tunnels! Along the way, your guide will share information about the island’s flora and fauna, as well as the Maori and European history of the island and the Hauraki Gulf. You’ll also discover the vibrant Waiheke Island community, with its artists, vineyards and ambitious conservation projects.

    This 5-day, private guided walk includes 4 nights’ accommodation at an apartment on Onetangi Beach twin share. Ferries to and from Auckland are included. All meals provided.

    Experience everything Waiheke Island has to offer on the Te Ara Hura Track. This 100-kilometre walk will inspire you!

    For more Waiheke Island walks, please visit Waiheke Island Self Guided & Guided Walks.

    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

    Waiheke Island, New Zealand
    Embrace the natural beauty and fabulous food and wine of Waiheke Island, with this 5-day, private guided walking tour of the Te Ara Hura ...
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    From A$3,700.00 Per Person, Twin Share
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  6. 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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  7. North To South Grand Traverse 17D16N, Self-Drive

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    Traverse New Zealand from North to South on this action-packed 17-day self-drive road trip showcasing 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 the Coromandel Coastal Walk and a geothermal wonderland in the Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Follow the path of Captain James Cook on the Queen Charlotte Track and heli hike to the top of the Franz Josef Glacier. 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 exhilarating 17-day active and nature-focused self-drive package includes 16-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. Seventeen days full size car rental is included as well as activities and sightseeings as specified in the itinerary. Daily breakfast provided.

    Get the most out of your trip to New Zealand, with this 17-day self-drive road trip. The beautiful landscapes and thrilling activities will stay with you.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Auckland, New Zealand
    Traverse New Zealand from North to South on this action-packed 17-day self-drive road trip showcasing the country’s best active experiences including 3 of the ...
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  8. Luxury North Island Bike 'n' Hike 11D10N, Self-Drive

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    Bike and hike the best of the North Island on this action-packed 11-day self-drive road trip including Auckland, the Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, Tongariro, Napier and Okahune.

    Tucked away at the bottom of the world, New Zealand is a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty: tropical beaches, raging rivers, active volcano zones, award-winning wine country and more. For the outdoor enthusiast keen on hiking and biking, the North Island of New Zealand has no shortage of things to see and do. Home of the Great Walks and Rides (known to be some of the best hikes and rides in the world) and many other exciting activities, you could spend months trying to see it all. Luckily for you, this road trip offers the best of the North Island on two feet – and two wheels!

    Departing from Auckland, hit the road to discover the brilliance of the North Island. Stretch the laces on your hiking boots in Tongariro National Park, home to some of New Zealand’s most dramatic landscapes. Cycle the North Island’s Great Rides including the Hauraki Rail Trail and the Hawke’s Bay trails as well as world-class mountain bike trails including “The Redwoods”. Along the way, you will also have the opportunity to explore vibrant cities and towns, spend time at wonderful Waihi Beach, and sample world-class Hawke’s Bay wines. You will also visit the mysterious Waitomo Glow Worm Caves, where you will witness the spectacle of a thousand glittering glow worms.

    This 11-day hiking- and biking-focused self-drive package includes 10-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. Ten days full size car rental is included as well as activities and sightseeing as specified in the itinerary. Daily breakfast provided.

    Embrace the great outdoors on this exhilarating 11-day self-drive road trip. This package is perfect for active couples and families seeking the North Island’s ultimate hiking and biking experiences.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Auckland, New Zealand
    Bike and hike the best of the North Island on this action-packed 11-day self-drive road trip including Auckland, the Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, Tongariro, ...
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  9. Luxury Waiheke Island Walk 4D3N, Private Guided

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    Discover Waiheke Island’s best walks in boutique luxury, with this 4-day, private guided tour showcasing the island’s scenic coastal trails, bush hikes and vineyards.

    Located 40-minutes by ferry from Auckland, Waiheke Island is bigger than you think! It’s the second largest island in the Hauraki Gulf – over 200-kilometres (124mi) long and teeming with pristine beaches, coastal headlands, seaside villages, olive groves and vineyards. This best way to experience this stunning natural beauty is by walking. The island is home to more than 100-kilometres (62mi) of trails just waiting to be discovered.

    This private guided 4-day hiking experience takes in the best Waiheke Island has to offer. Each morning, you will be transported to the start point for the day and you will be picked up at the end and returned to your accommodation. You’ll meander along cliff tops, down to the beaches and into cool enclaves of native forest. You’ll even explore a secret World War II fortress, complete with underground tunnels! Along the way, your knowledgeable and experienced guide will help you learn about the island’s flora and fauna, as well as the Maori and European history of the island and the Hauraki Gulf. You’ll also discover the vibrant Waiheke Island community, with its artists, vineyards and ambitious conservation projects.

    You’ll stay 3-nights at chic, architecturally designed The Boatshed. Set just above the sun-drenched bay and white sandy beaches of Oneroa, this boutique, seaside hotel hotel features designer private suites/villas, offering panoramic ocean views.with panoramic ocean views. At the end of each day, enjoy sundowners on the deck ahead of a decadent 4-course degustation dinner. There are even personalised spa body treatments available – ideal for a destressed holiday!

    Experience Waiheke Island’s best walks at slow pace and in style. You’ll come away feeling fit, healthy and refreshed, smelling of clean sea air! The island invites you to rediscover the simple pleasures.

    For more Waiheke Island walks, please visit Waiheke Island Self Guided & Guided Walks.

    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

    Waiheke Island, New Zealand
    Discover Waiheke Island’s best walks in boutique luxury, with this 4-day, private guided tour showcasing the island’s scenic coastal trails, bush hikes ...
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    From A$4,320.00 Per Person, Twin Share
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  10. Best of The Coromandel Luxury Lodge Walk 3D2N, Private Guided

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    Hike the world-famous Coromandel Coastal Walkway and summit the Pinnacles with an expert guide. Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Coromandel Peninsula, which is known for the beauty of its pristine beaches and the tranquility of its misty forests. Rest each night at a 5 star luxury boutique lodge in stunning settings. This is undoubtedly one of the best walking holidays in The Coromandel.

    Over 3-days of private guided hiking, trace the dramatic coastlines of Coromandel and be awed by natural scenery. Sights such as the summit of the Pinnacles, majestic Kauri Groves, spectacular coastal views of Great Barrier Island and the Pacific Ocean, golden sand of New Chums Beach, the dramatic cliffs and iconic rock archway of Cathedral Cove, and Natural hot springs at Hot Water Beach marks this as an unmistakably New Zealand walking holiday.

    You walk 3 - 6 hours each day. You carry a daypack only and spare more time to immerse yourself in the magnificent coastal natural beauty.

    You'll stay in a luxury boutique lodge in the Coromandel Peninsula, boasting a outlook of ocean or bush.

    Your enthusiastic local guides are committed to delivering the very best experience available each day. With over 35 years of local knowledge, your guides are passionate to share the stories and the rich history of the area.

    Your tour package includes 2 nights’ accommodation in a luxury boutique lodge, all breakfasts and lunches, all daily transport, expert guiding and all return transfers to/from Auckland.

    Come to discover one of New Zealand’s favourite walking trails in style. This remote and unspoiled coastal paradise will leave you reinvigorated and inspired by its peaceful splendour.

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    Departs daily on request

    Price:

    Group of 2 People: from $3,580 AUD pp

    Group of 4 People: from $2,850 AUD pp

    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
    Hike the world-famous Coromandel Coastal Walkway and summit the Pinnacles with an expert guide. Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Coromandel Peninsula, which is ...
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    From A$3,600.00 Per Person, Twin Share
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