Ultimate New Zealand
- Duration: 24 Days (approx.)
- Location: Auckland, NZ
- Product code: UNZ
Experience the very best New Zealand has to offer with this, the ultimate outdoors package.
This adventure starts in the North Island, hiking to a river-side hut deep in the lush Whirinaki rainforest. Explore Te Urewera with day walks on the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk before heading to the volcanic wonderland of Tongariro National Park. Hike the Northern Circuit, including the world-renowned Tongariro Crossing, staying high above the world in alpine huts.
Continuing on to the South Island, hike, swim and paddle a waka (Māori canoe) in the pristine waters of Abel Tasman National Park. Hike through rainforested canyons on the West Coast and sleep under the giant Ballroom Overhang. Mix it up with some cycling on the West Coast Wilderness Trail before heading into the mountains for a challenging hiking adventure in Arthur’s Pass National Park. East of the Southern Alps head south to New Zealand’s highest peak in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park where we climb high for stunning views of Aoraki and the surrounding summits. Mt Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks wow us even more with majestic mountains, lakes and deep fiords, as we hike and camp out in this remarkable World Heritage Area.
The tour concludes in Queenstown – a perfect place to celebrate and spend your final night in New Zealand or head off on further adventures.
The six overnight hikes as well as day hikes are carefully chosen to highlight the diversity of New Zealand’s landscape and to experience a variety of accommodation options – including camping, lodges, cabins and backcountry huts.