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Walking Legends

Rotorua, New Zealand
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About Walking Legends
Hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Lake Waikaremoana, Great Barrier Island & 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 boutique 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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Jeanie wrote a review 20 Jan
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The four day Great Barrier Island walking tour was absolutely fantastic. The island is gorgeous and the tour took us across most of the island to experience the best walks. Delightful accommodation at Shoal Bay. Comfortable rooms, yummy home cooking and down to earth hospitality. Our guide Brad was excellent. Very knowledgeable and very skilled at leading the group. The tour exceeded my expectations and I'm looking forward to going on a Walking Legends trip again.
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Chrissie M wrote a review 11 Jan
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Our guide (Dillon) and our chef (Charmaine) were great, they worked really hard throughout and made it a fun and satisfying adventure. The boutique accommodation at Hush was comfortable and cute. Food was plentiful and very tasty. The 6 walks (two short walks on days 1 & 4, one long walk on each of days 2 & 3) were varied and took in some breathtaking scenery. The Pinnacles walk, in particular, is spectacular. We’d have ideally had more time at the east coast beaches on day 4, as we’d only just gotten into the water to cool off and it was time to go. There is quite a bit of being driven about in the minibus on this trip - at least 2 hours per day - so be prepared for that if choosing this walk.
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Date of experience: December 2021
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Response from LoveTravel656582, Owner at Walking Legends
Responded 2 days ago
Thanks Chrissie, we're really pleased you enjoyed yourself. Great to get some beach swimming in as an added bonus on a walking tour. The peninsula is a deceptively large place, so driving between the big-ticket walks is a necessary inconvenience, but one that is hopefully made easier by having a guide to tackle that for you while you enjoy the view out the window! Congratulations on finishing the Pinnacles track, that's a big achievement. We'll pass on your great feedback to Charmaine and Dylan, they'll be chuffed!
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K T wrote a review Dec 2021
Hamilton, New Zealand1 contribution
I did the three-day Tongariro Northern Circuit guided tour and would thoroughly recommend! It was well organised from start to finish and the staff, including our guide Dylan, were so friendly, knowledgable and helpful. I would definitely recommend and 100% glad I done it. A definite highlight for me in 2021!
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Date of experience: December 2021
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Response from LoveTravel656582, Owner at Walking Legends
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your wonderful feedback! Congratulations on completing a North Island Great Walk. I hope you get many more Great Walks under your belt in the coming seasons. It was a pleasure to have you.
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tripper006 wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland9 contributions3 helpful votes
My husband and I recently completed the Waikaremoana Guided walk with Walking Legends. Accessing history and information about the area was the main reason I chose to do this walk guided rather than unguided. Brad and Callum were our guides on the walk, giving us information about trees, history and anything else we asked about. Wade was our boat man, transporting gear (and us at times). All three were involved in providing us with delicious meals. With their great care, and weather which allowed for some stunning views, it was an amazing experience. It is a beautiful place to visit and achieving it was made easier and more enjoyable with Brad's, Callum's and Wade's excellent help. Thanks guys!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from LoveTravel656582, Owner at Walking Legends
Responded 15 Apr 2021
That's fantastic, thank you for sharing that with us. I'll make sure I pass it onto the team, they will be so pleased. Great times, good weather, great company, can't get better than that!
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Lindsey wrote a review Apr 2021
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Recently completed the Lake Waikaremoana Hut-to-Hut four day walk. What an amazing experience. Our guides Brad, Wade and Callum from "Walking Legends", were knowledgeable, and superbly organised. Walking Legends - looked after all the practical things - so one could thoroughly enjoy and appreciate walking through the most magnificent forest. Thank you so much !
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from LoveTravel656582, Owner at Walking Legends
Responded 15 Apr 2021
You are very welcome! We love that part of the country, proud to call it our workplace and really happy we could share it with you too. I hope this is the just the beginning of your visits to Te Urewera, may you have many more happy ones.
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