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 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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    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 $2,281.89 Per Person, Twin Share
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  2. 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 $2,438.08 Per Person, Twin Share
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  3. The Coromandel Gourmet Walk in Comfort 3D2N, Fully Guided

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    Departing from Auckland, you will explore some of the highlights of Coromandel on foot and enjoy culinary experiences during the tour. Walk one of the finest remaining Kauri groves in North Island, feast your eyes upon the white sand beaches while marvelling Waihi Beach, summit Wairere Falls and enjoy a 'paddock-to-plate' food experience at a local award-winning bistro. Led by a local guide and accompanied by a small group with a maximum of 8 people, you'll experience the breathtaking beauty of the Coromandel Peninsula in comfort over three incredible days.

    White sand beaches, turquoise waters, lush valleys, laid-back vibe and endless charisma, the Coromandel Peninsula is renowned for its natural beauty and is an ideal place to escape. Travelling in a luxury van, you will enjoy easy to moderate graded day walks over three days. Venture into a spectacular grove of Kauri trees on Day 1. These Kauris have been protected since before the turn of the century and are truly magnificent. On Day 2, walk from secluded Homunga Bay through dense pohutukawa forest and arrive at white sand Waihi Beach, a bustling and authentic Kiwi beach to relax and unwind. On the final day, you'll weave your way through moss covered rocks and tree roots, and climb to the top of Wairere Falls, where you will be rewarded with the spectacular views of the water plunging 153 metres, making it the highest waterfall on the North Island.

    The tour also includes some unique gastronomic experiences such as sampling velvety gelato made from full-cream jersey cow milk fed on lush local pastures, and visiting a local fifth-generation, family owned and operated winery for award-winning wine tasting.

    The walk is fully catered. You will stay at a country style boutique lodge tucked away in the beautiful Kauaeranga Valley where you can also relax in the hot tub or take a swim in the nearby river. Then enjoy a gourmet three-course meal every night matched with New Zealand wine or beer.

    This is a fully guided and all inclusive walking tour. Guided by experienced local guides, you'll walk 3 - 5 hours each day. With our hiking support, you'll only need to carry a day pack giving you more time to immerse yourself in the magnificent natural beauty.

    Three days and three beautiful and diverse guided walks for your soul. A relaxing getaway with everything nature has to offer. Words like unspoiled and paradise will spring to mind at the end of the walking holiday.

    *** We also offer complimentary pickup and dropoff Hamilton for this tour.

    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
    Departing from Auckland, you will explore some of the highlights of Coromandel on foot and enjoy culinary experiences during the tour. Walk one of ...
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  4. The Classic Tongariro Alpine Crossing Full Day Hike, Fully Guided

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    This 19 km world-renowned Tongariro Alpine Crossing trek is New Zealand's best day one day walk. The track leads up to the saddle between Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Tongariro, enthralling you with its rich cultural identity and dramatic natural scenery. This amazing day hike amidst the incredible Tongariro volcanoes is an experience not to be missed. You will encounter up close old lava flows, active craters and volcanic peaks on New Zealand's greatest walking journey.

    The landscape on Tongariro is peppered with the different coloured and shaped craters that have been active at different periods, scoured volcanic rocks, mountain springs, and brightly coloured emerald lakes.

    This is a fully guided and small group full day walking tour, hosted by experienced local guides. You will only need to carry a day pack allowing more flexibility to immerse yourself in the dramatic alpine and volcanic landscapes.

    No alpine experience is required.

    Witness the incredible power of nature at close range, and you will soon agree 'The Classic Tongariro Alpine Crossing 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

    Whakapapa Village, New Zealand
    This 19 km world-renowned Tongariro Alpine Crossing trek is New Zealand's best day one day walk. The track leads up to the saddle between Mt ...
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  5. ❄️Winter Tour❄️The Classic Tongariro Alpine Crossing & Mt Ruapehu Hike 2D1N, Fully Guided

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    Hike Tongariro Alpine Crossing and Mt Ruapehu in Winter to enjoy the incredible Tongariroas as tranquil and unhurried as it used to be. The world-renowned Tongariro Alpine Crossing through Tongariro National Park will enthrall you with its snow and ice blanketed landscapes as well as amazing lakes and craters. Classed as one of 'New Zealand's Great Walks' and New Zealand’s best day walk, you'll walk into a spectacular snow-white wonderland.

    This is a fully guided and all-inclusive 2-day walking tour, hosted by specialist winter 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 dropoff location list).

    No alpine experience is required. You'll be provided all winter hiking gear (ice axe, crampons and helmet). The expert alpine guides are with you the whole way to teach, and instruct you in the correct management and safe procedures.

    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 from 1 May to 30 September on request. Weather dependent. 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
    Hike Tongariro Alpine Crossing and Mt Ruapehu in Winter to enjoy the incredible Tongariroas as tranquil and unhurried as it used to be. The ...
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    From $800.00 Per Person, Twin Share
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  6. The Classic Tongariro Trio Adventure 4D3N Walk, Canoe & Cycle, Fully Guided

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    Over four incredible days, explore the world-famous Tongariro and beyond on foot, on wheels and by canoe. Hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing & Mt Ruapehu, paddle up the Whanganui River - New Zealand's only Great Walk by canoe, and ride on the Old Coach Road (a section of the Mountains to Sea Cycle Trail). This unique and spectacular adventure takes you beyond the clutches of modern civilisation and enjoy the some of the best New Zealand views.

    Rated as New Zealand’s best day walk, trek amidst the incredible Tongariro volcanoes is an experience not to be missed. Hike Mt Ruapehu, the highest (2797m) mountain of the three active andesitic volcanoes in the Tongariro National Park, and encounter up close old lava flows, active craters and volcanic peaks.

    Explore the scenic beauty of Whanganui National Park paddling up the Whanganui River, a landscape of remote hills and bush clad valleys. Visit the world famous Bridge to Nowhere, and listen to the stories of the river and of years gone by.

    On your final day, ride along the historic cobblestone Old Coach Road through a bush corridor on the slopes of Mount Ruapehu through the pumice and papa ridges and valleys off the Central Plateau, created by the eruption of Lake Taupo not so long ago.

    This is a fully guided and all-inclusive 4-day walking, canoeing and cyclingtour, hosted by experienced local guides. Your small group (maximum 10) will walk 6 - 8 hours, paddle 4 - 5 hours and cycle 2 - 3 hours each day. You will only need to carry a day pack allowing more flexibility to immerse yourself in the stunning 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 3 nights' 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).

    Walking, canoeing and cycling...three great ways to truly experience the Tongarior and beyond.

    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
    Over four incredible days, explore the world-famous Tongariro and beyond on foot, on wheels and by canoe. Hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing & Mt ...
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    From $1,660.94 Per Person, Twin Share
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  7. The Classic Tongariro Walk & Whanganui River Canoe 3D2N, Fully Guided

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    Hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing & Mt Ruapehu, and paddle up the Whanganui River - New Zealand's only Great Walk by canoe! This is a unique and spectacular walking and canoeing journey for you to accomplish two of New Zealand's 9 Great Walks over three incredible days. This journey takes you beyond the clutches of modern civilisation. In it's place you'll find peace and quiet as well as dramatic alpine and volcanic landscapes, native forest and beautiful birdsong, and rich Maori and European history.

    Rated as New Zealand’s best day walk, trek amidst the incredible Tongariro volcanoes is an experience not to be missed. Hike Mt Ruapehu, the highest (2797m) mountain of the three active andesitic volcanoes in the Tongariro National Park, and encounter up close old lava flows, active craters and volcanic peaks.

    Explore the scenic beauty of Whanganui National Park paddling up the Whanganui River, a landscape of remote hills and bush clad valleys. Visit the world famous Bridge to Nowhere, and listen to the stories of the river and of years gone by.

    This is a fully guided and all-inclusive 3-day walking and canoeing tour, hosted by experienced local guides. Your small group (maximum 10) will walk 6 - 8 hours and paddle 4 - 5 hours each day. You will only need to carry a day pack allowing more flexibility to immerse yourself in the stunning 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 2 nights' 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).

    Walking and canoeing...two great ways to truly experience the Tongarior National Park and Whanganui National Park.

    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
    Hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing & Mt Ruapehu, and paddle up the Whanganui River - New Zealand's only Great Walk by canoe! This is ...
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  8. 3 Mountain Explorer Hike 3D2N (Tongariro, Mt Ruapehu & Mt Ngauruhoe), Fully Guided

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    Three Days, three iconic mountains through Tongariro National Park over three incredible days of guided hiking. Traverse Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Mt Ruapehu and Mt Ngauruhoe on this highlights packed short walking tour. Encounter up close old lava flows, active craters and volcanic peaks on New Zealand's greatest walking journey.

    Classed as one of 'New Zealand's Great Walks' and New Zealand’s best day walk, this 3-day hike amidst the incredible Tongariro volcanoes is an experience not to be missed. Hike Mt Ruapehu, the highest (2797m) mountain of the three active andesitic volcanoes in the Tongariro National Park. Climb to the summit of Mt Ngauruhoe to admire this near perfect volcanic cone.

    This is a fully guided and all-inclusive 3-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 2 nights' 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.

    3 Mountain Explorer Hike is the ultimate discovery of Tongariro National Park. You'll return invigorated and inspired with memories that will last a lifetime.

    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
    Three Days, three iconic mountains through Tongariro National Park over three incredible days of guided hiking. Traverse Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Mt Ruapehu and Mt ...
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  9. 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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  10. 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

    Auckland, New Zealand
    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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    From $9,751.56 Per Person, Twin Share
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