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Address: Rotorua, New Zealand
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+64 7-312 5297
09:00 - 18:00
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Hike the Tongariro Crossing, Lake Waikaremoana & Coromandel Peninsula....

Hike the Tongariro Crossing, Lake Waikaremoana & Coromandel Peninsula. Walking Legends provide all-inclusive guided walk packages on the North Island's Great Walks. Small groups led by an experienced, friendly guide. Includes accommodation, transport from Rotorua, hiking equipment, and great NZ-style meals and wine. Our guided hiking tours make it easy and rewarding to experience some of New Zealand's best walks, and to explore the remote and dramatic wilderness areas of the North Island.

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Lake Waikeremoana 4 day tramp

I did this bush walk Mar 14 to 18th 2017. Excellent bush walk and a great time with a group of 10 guests and two guides. Walking Legends logistics, guides, meals and overall... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Vancouver, Canada

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Springfield, Illinois
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a private tour of New Zealand and had finished the Milford and Routeburn tracks and wanted to walk the Tongariro Crossing. Our tour company booked us with Walking Legends and our guide decided to join us as she had never finished the entire crossing. Our day did not start out well as our Walking Legends guide was... More 

Thank Ethel C
Hilda011, Owner at Walking Legends, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review Ethel. I am so sorry for the lateness of the guide in the morning, this has never happened before and we place a lot of importance on our guides and drivers being on time! I am really glad to hear you had a fantastic day in the end, and that Douglas was as awesome... More 

Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did this bush walk Mar 14 to 18th 2017. Excellent bush walk and a great time with a group of 10 guests and two guides. Walking Legends logistics, guides, meals and overall professionalism were tops in all respects. I would go with Walking Legends again and would highly recommend them to family and friends.

Thank takapuna14
Maclean, Australia
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70 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We had two young guides Andrea and Zeb on the Tongariro Crossing. They were well organised and professional and we felt very comfortable about going into a special alpine hike around and through an active volcanic area. The two guides were great company, knowledgeable in the legends, and bio diversity of the whole area. They organised and tailored our experience... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Me and My husband had booked us for a 3,5 day hiking tour with Walking Legends in the Tongariro National park. At 6 pm on our first night the group met up with our guide Chris. We had some pre-information on what to expect and routines for the upcoming hiking days together with some wine and cheeses. We turned out... More 

Thank Toura H
Bethesda, Maryland
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41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The Lake Waikaremoana walk was amazing. Sam our guide was fantastic-- really patient and always looking out for the groups safety and enjoyment, so knowledgeable about the area, including the Maori legends, his passion for the whole experience was infectious. The walks and other activities were well thought through, with lots of nice touches and surprises. We had a really... More 

Thank 5712Turtles
Adelaide, Australia
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The Waikaremoana Discovery adventure run by Walking Legends is absolutely brilliant. It would suit most age groups but our group was in the 50-70 year age range. You need a good level of fitness to be able to fully appreciate and participate, but that was not a problem for any in our group. The beauty of this trip was the... More 

Thank Mark G
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Lake Waikaremoana guided trek with Sam and Andrea, couldn't ask for more they were fun strong and super to be with just loved it and would go again in a heartbeat. Went with a friend and found the beauty of the trek and the food presented each day was just great. Organisation was great. Accommodation quant, immaculate and in a... More 

Thank David W
Maui, Hawaii
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 January 2017

I recently completed the Walking Legends Bucket List trip, their 12 day tramp. I signed up for this trip as this was my 6th trip to New Zealand and I was looking for north island experiences that would be new for me. I live in Hawaii so am relatively close to New Zealand. My experience was great...days were well organized,... More 

Thank C6370KKkaren
Hobart, Australia
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119 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

The Bucket List Tour is a concatenation of 3 separate Walking Legends 4-day trips, to Coromandel, Lake Waikaremoana, and Tongariro. Between each, you return to Rotorua for a night. The 3 components are of different character, and with each you meet a new group of folk doing just that component, and new guides. There is a lot of careful organisation... More 

Thank PeterDS
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

BEST tramp ever. Thanks Walking Legends so much for organising everything. Great guides (Thanks Piri, Paula and Doug) , good food, and fab fab trip to Lake Waikaremoana. Love, love, LOVED it. Would do it again in a heartbeat.

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