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.

Best Walks & Hikes in New Zealand's North Island

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  1. Tongariro Northern Circuit 3D2N, Fully Guided

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    Get away from the crowds and immerse yourself in the “explosive” natural beauty of the Tongariro Northern Circuit on this 3-day fully guided hiking adventure. This hike is one of New Zealand’s 10 Great Walks.

    Centred upon 3 volcanoes – Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu – Tongariro National Park is home to some of New Zealand’s most dramatic landscapes. Named New Zealand’s first national park in 1887, this UNESCO World Heritage-listed national park is a spectacular showcase of volcanic wonders including emerald lakes, old lava flows, steaming craters, colourful silica terraces and unusual alpine gardens. Volcanic activity started here around 2 million years ago and continues to this day. Ruapehu and Tongariro, which date back before the last ice age, are two of the most active composite volcanoes in the world, with Ruapehu last erupting in 1996. Ngauruhoe – geologically considered a ‘vent’ – last erupted in 1975.

    Over 3 exhilarating days, set out with a local guide to hike the Tongariro Northern Circuit, one of New Zealand’s 10 Great Walks. Starting on Mount Ruapheu and encircling Mount Nhauruhoe, this trek is a great way to enjoy the Tongariro National Park at a less energetic pace, while avoiding the crowds of the Tongariro Crossing. From alpine herb fields to forests, from tranquil lakes to desert-like plateaus, this is a place of extremes and surprises. You’ll see stunning and unique landscapes including ancient volcanic craters, brilliant blue lakes, steaming geothermal areas, and glacial valleys.

    This fully guided 3-day hiking adventure includes 2-nights’ camping accommodation at Department of Conservation campgrounds. These “billion-star” accommodations are made more comfortable with tents and sleeping mats (sleeping bags, liners and other gear are available at an additional cost). All meals and transport are included, and a knowledgeable and experienced guide will accompany you throughout the trip.

    Discover why the Tongariro Northern Circuit is considered one of New Zealand’s Great Walks. The stunning natural beauty and rich history of the region will inspire you.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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  2. Whanganui River Canoe Adventure 3D2N, Fully Guided

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    Experience one of New Zealand’s Great Walks from the water, with this thrilling 3-day canoeing expedition along the Whanganui River, a region of special importance the Maori people.

    Discover the beauty, history and culture of the mighty Whanganui River (Te Awa o Whanganui). Located in the North Island’s southwest, the river – New Zealand’s longest navigable river – begins on Mount Tongariro and travels deep into the heart of Whanganui National Park. For more than 800 years, Maori have lived here, building marae and kainga (villages), cultivating sheltered river terraces and engaging with the forests. Numerous marae still exist along the river, and the river is home to many descendants of the original inhabitants. Due to its cultural and spiritual significance to the Maori, the river became the world’s second natural resource to be given its own legal identity, with the rights, duties and liabilities of a legal person.

    Over 3 exhilarating days, paddle through a landscape of towering cliffs and deep valleys, calm waters and foaming rapids, on an unforgettable journey through the most spectacular stretches of the river. You will visit sacred Maori sites and walk to the famous “Bridge to Nowhere” in the middle of lush native forest. Along the way, you will learn about Maori culture, history and tradition such as the tikanga (protocol) of the marae. You will also have the opportunity to spot native wildlife in its natural habitat including the elusive kiwi.

    This fully guided 3-day canoeing expedition includes 2-nights’ camping accommodation in a Department of Conservation hut or campground. These “billion-star” accommodations are made more comfortable with tents and sleeping mats (sleeping bags, liners and other gear are available at an additional cost). All meals and transport are included, and a knowledgeable and experienced guide will accompany you throughout the trip.

    Discover Whanganui’s rich natural beauty and Maori history, with this 3-day canoeing expedition. You will feel as if you have stepped back in time!

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Whanganui, New Zealand
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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 in boutique luxury at The Boatshed on a twin share basis. Set just above the sun-drenched bay and white sandy beaches of Oneroa, this boutique luxury hotel offers designer suites, each totally private, 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!

    Discover 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!

    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!

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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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!

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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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
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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. 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 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” and the Old Coach Road. 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 in boutique luxury at The Boatshed on a twin share basis. Set just above the sun-drenched bay and white sandy beaches of Oneroa, this boutique luxury hotel offers designer suites, each totally private, 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!

    NOTE: Waiheke Island 4-5 day Self Guided Walks are also available. Please contact us.

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    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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  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

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    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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