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Ultimate New Zealand - Hiking New Zealand - 23 Days provided by Hiking New Zealand

Ultimate New Zealand - Hiking New Zealand - 23 Days

Ultimate New Zealand - Hiking New Zealand - 23 Days
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from $7,300.00 per adult
About
The Ultimate North is the ideal choice for those who have a little less time but want to experience the very best that the North Island, New Zealand, can offer. Hike into a river-side hut in the middle of Jurassic-like rainforest. Explore thermal areas in Rotorua. Trek the high sections of the remote Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk deep in the magical rain forests of Te Urewera. Relax in lodges in beautiful locations. Discover the surreal volcanic wonderland of Tongariro National Park, staying high above the world in an alpine hut. The Ultimate North has short hikes, as well as two overnight hikes staying in backcountry huts.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 23 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 23 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 166207P3
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Breakfast • Dinner • Dinner • Dinner • Breakfast • Lunch • Lunch • Lunch • Lunch • Lunch • Breakfast • Breakfast • Breakfast • Breakfast • Dinner • Lunch • Dinner • Lunch • Lunch • Breakfast • Lunch • Lunch • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • Breakfast • Lunch • Breakfast • Breakfast • Breakfast • Dinner • Lunch • Dinner • Lunch • Dinner • Lunch • Dinner • Lunch • Dinner • Lunch • Dinner • Breakfast • Breakfast • Dinner • Breakfast • Breakfast • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • Lunch • Lunch • Lunch • Breakfast • Dinner • Breakfast • Dinner • Entry/Admission - Bay of Plenty Region • Entry/Admission - Bay of Plenty Region • Entry/Admission - Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk • Entry/Admission - Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland • Entry/Admission - Tongariro Alpine Crossing • Entry/Admission - Tongariro National Park • Entry/Admission - Tongariro National Park • Entry/Admission - Abel Tasman Coast Track • Entry/Admission - Abel Tasman Coast Track • Entry/Admission - Abel Tasman Coast Track • Entry/Admission - Paparoa National Park • Entry/Admission - Hokitika Beach • Entry/Admission - Arthur's Pass National Park Visitor Centre • Entry/Admission - Arthur's Pass Walking Track • Entry/Admission - Mount Somers Track • Entry/Admission - South Island • Entry/Admission - Mount Aspiring National Park • Entry/Admission - Eglinton Valley
Exclusions
Personal Hiking Equipment
Duration
23 days
Departure details
Auckland 1010, New Zealand Pick up zone outside Sky City, 20m from Sky Tower base, corner Victoria and Federal Streets, Auckland (Rotorua pickup by arrangement)
Inclusions
Breakfast • Dinner • Dinner • Dinner • Breakfast • Lunch • Lunch • Lunch • Lunch • Lunch • Breakfast • Breakfast • Breakfast • Breakfast • Dinner • Lunch • Dinner • Lunch • Lunch • Breakfast • Lunch • Lunch • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • Breakfast • Lunch • Breakfast • Breakfast • Breakfast • Dinner • Lunch • Dinner • Lunch • Dinner • Lunch • Dinner • Lunch • Dinner • Lunch • Dinner • Breakfast • Breakfast • Dinner • Breakfast • Breakfast • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • Lunch • Lunch • Lunch • Breakfast • Dinner • Breakfast • Dinner • Entry/Admission - Bay of Plenty Region • Entry/Admission - Bay of Plenty Region • Entry/Admission - Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk • Entry/Admission - Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland • Entry/Admission - Tongariro Alpine Crossing • Entry/Admission - Tongariro National Park • Entry/Admission - Tongariro National Park • Entry/Admission - Abel Tasman Coast Track • Entry/Admission - Abel Tasman Coast Track • Entry/Admission - Abel Tasman Coast Track • Entry/Admission - Paparoa National Park • Entry/Admission - Hokitika Beach • Entry/Admission - Arthur's Pass National Park Visitor Centre • Entry/Admission - Arthur's Pass Walking Track • Entry/Admission - Mount Somers Track • Entry/Admission - South Island • Entry/Admission - Mount Aspiring National Park • Entry/Admission - Eglinton Valley
Exclusions
Personal Hiking Equipment
Departure details
Auckland 1010, New Zealand Pick up zone outside Sky City, 20m from Sky Tower base, corner Victoria and Federal Streets, Auckland (Rotorua pickup by arrangement)
Duration
23 days
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
23 stops
Day 1
AUCKLAND - WHIRINAKI 11km/3...
Day 2
WHIRINAKI - TE UREWERA 16km/5...
Day 3
LAKE WAIKAREMOANA 17km/8 hours...
Day 4
LAKE WAIKAREMOANA - TAUPO 4km/2...
Day 5
TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK 15km/6...
Day 6
TONGARIRO 12km/6 hours hiking
Day 7
TONGARIRO 8-15km/3-8 hours hiking
Day 8
TONGARIRO - WELLINGTON 1km/1-2...
Day 9
WELLINGTON - ABEL TASMAN...
Day 10
BARK BAY - ANCHORAGE 8.5 - 12...
Day 11
ANCHORAGE - MURCHISON 15km/3...
Day 12
DAY 12 MURCHISON - BALLROOM...
Day 13
BALLROOM OVERHANG - HOKITIKA...
Day 14
HOKITIKA - ARTHUR'S PASS...
Day 15
ARTHUR'S PASS - EDWARDS HUT...
Day 16
EDWARDS VALLEY - MT SOMERS...
Day 17
DAY 17 MT SOMERS - AORAKI/MT...
Day 18
AORAKI/MT COOK - LAKE HAWEA...
Day 19
LAKE HAWEA - ASPIRING HUT 14km/...
Day 20
ASPIRING HUT - KNOBS FLAT 8km/3...
Day 21
KNOBS FLAT - MILFORD 2-hour...
Day 22
KNOBS FLAT - QUEENSTOWN 2km/45...
Day 23
QUEENSTOWN - TOUR ENDS
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Mike Toole
2 contributions
Exploring the Magic of New Zealand
Feb 2020
Hiking New Zealand did an excellent job in taking us to places that I found to be very beautiful. There was a sense of magic in what we saw and experienced. The food and accommodations were very good for the price of the trip. The guides for both islands were very knowledgeable and were able to adapt to the diversity of the group and weather related conditions. They took us to many places that were away from any crowds. I highly recommend using Hiking New Zealand for those that want to get out and explore the beauty of New Zealand.
Written 14 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
I love that you have said there was a sense of magic in what you saw and experienced, travel can not get better than that. These impartial recommendations and reviews are so valuable to us - thank you! I look forward to a time where we can all fill our life with more hiking adventures. Kia ora rawa atu (many thanks), Anne Murphy
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mike S
3 contributions
An incredible country with a great outfitter.
Feb 2020
It is hard to put in a few words how great this trip was for my wife and I. HNZ made all the arrangements once we were on the ground with them. They were professional, knowledgeable, friendly and a great group to travel and work with. When the storms took out the Mildford sound portion of our hike, they quickly adjusted our schedule for other great hikes. My wife and I have hiked in many parts of the world with other quality outfitters and this one ranks up with the best.
Written 19 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time to write a review here on Trip Advisor, it is a great source of independent opinions for potential hikers thinking about joining a Hiking New Zealand trip. We appreciate your kind words about the efforts to make contingency plans when the Milford Sound road and surrounding trails were badly affected by the severe storms. We are thrilled to get your feedback that you considered them great alternative hikes. All the best for more hiking adventures in 2020. Kind regards, Anne Murphy
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

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Amazing four-day hike
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Nice trip around the North Island
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Real outdoor adventure
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New Zealand's south island ... experienced, explained and enjoyed - a lot.
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Fantastic Overview of New Zealand's Natural Beauty
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Spring Wanderer trip with Chai
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NZ Uncut
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HF New Zealand
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Jean L
Jean L
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Amazing 13 day tour!!
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I can't wait to come back!
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The Weather Witch Provides a Beautiful Sunny Vacation (inside joke)
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Fun and Comprehensive South Island Tour
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Custom South Island Tour - beyond expectations!
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