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Guided Walks New Zealand - Day Tours

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Address: Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 3000
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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"EVERY STEP A STORY....”

It’s our privilege to take you into some of...

"EVERY STEP A STORY....”

It’s our privilege to take you into some of the most beautiful and spectacular areas in the Queenstown and Fiordland region to experience everything from glacial valleys and majestic mountains to beautiful lakes and pristine rainforest. Our friendly, knowledgeable local guides ensure you have the time to enjoy the whole experience nature has provided.

We’ve chosen our range of walks for their natural history, scenic beauty, remote locations and varied terrain. We’re proud of our company's reputation for providing friendly, informative and personalised guided walks for small groups, and working to make Guided Walks NZ the most memorable part of your New Zealand experience.

Why choose Guided Walks NZ? The answer’s simple – we’re the only guiding company permitted to walk "off track" in the National Park. This means we avoid the crowds and experience a true 'wilderness' walk, letting you see and touch the real New Zealand.

Guided Walks since 1868

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Great Morning

We were picked up at our hotel by guide Seb at 8am on the dot and it turned out we had Seb to ourselves which was a privilege. It was a perfect morning and the views of the lake... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Muckleman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were picked up at our hotel by guide Seb at 8am on the dot and it turned out we had Seb to ourselves which was a privilege. It was a perfect morning and the views of the lake and mountains were stunning. Seb was very knowledgeable and told us lots of interesting facts as well as pointing out various... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our guide, Seb, was really friendly and informative, explaining the history and native flora and fauna in the area. We walked at a comfortable pace and got great views of the surrounding areas

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Aloise_NTT_Southern, Marketing Intern at Guided Walks New Zealand - Day Tours, responded to this review

Kia Ora Lachlan, Thank you so much for writing your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your walk with Seb. We hope you enjoyed all the knowledge Seb shared with you and you were able to take away some nice memories and know more about the area. Safe travels. Kind regards, Aloise. More 

Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our walk, thanks to our guide Jennifer. I wasn't sure if the full hike would be possible because I was getting over a cold but we just kept going, always wondering what was around the bend and what new and fascinating information our guide had to share. If you are undecided, be undecided no more!

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Aloise_NTT_Southern, Marketing Intern at Guided Walks New Zealand - Day Tours, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are so pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed the Routeburn Day Walk with Guided Walks New Zealand. We pride ourselves in our amazing guides as they are all so passionate about the area and love to share thier knowledge with everyone. Safe travels. Kind regards, Aloise. More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I just took a 3hr tour with Hugh from Guided Walks NZ. He was a great guide and made the whole thing super fun and interesting. From pointing out flora and fauna to the birdlife and measures being taken to preserve it. Highly recommend if you want a break from the adventure stuff of Queenstown. Views of... More 

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Aloise_NTT_Southern, Marketing Intern at Guided Walks New Zealand - Day Tours, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased that you had a fun and interesting experience on your tour with Guided Walks New Zealand. The view of Lake Wakatipu is quite spectacular isn't it. I will be sure to pass on your compliments and thanks to Hugh. We really appreciate the recommendation... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We did the guided day walk to the Routeburn Valley. From the word go, we had a perfect day - good weather, fun fit group of four and great guide, Pam. We were collected from our accommodation on time and we headed out to the start of the walk after a quick tour of Glenorchy. This is an incredibly beautiful... More 

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Kate_NTT_Southern, Marketing Coordinator at Guided Walks New Zealand - Day Tours, responded to this review

Kia ora Jamie, Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you had an amazing trip with Pam on the Routeburn Track. Pam has an incredible amount of knowledge and loves sharing this with visitors. The area is breathtaking so hopefully you got some great photos. We love your recommendation - thank you. Safe travels. Kind Regards, Kate More 

mt Hotham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

What a great trip! I did the aspiring wilderness experience. Pam picked us up and drove to glenorchy which is the most beautiful drive down the lake. We put on jackets and got on the Dart river jet boat, it is fast and exciting but you still get the opportunity to stop and take photos. We got up just 100m... More 

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Kate_NTT_Southern, Marketing Coordinator at Guided Walks New Zealand - Day Tours, responded to this review

Kia ora Danyell, Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you had a stunning day in the wilderness. It is quite breathtaking in the Mt. Aspiring National Park. Taking the Dart River jet boat is a great start to the trip. Elliot and Pam are fantastic aren't they. I will be sure to pass your compliments onto them.... More 

West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

One of our favorite treks in New Zealand! Stunning views including rivers, mountains, forests, waterfalls, and more!! Seriously, words can't describe the views you get on this track! Also definitely worth it have a guide for this tour; very insightful and learned a lot about the track and the national park!

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Kate_NTT_Southern, Marketing Coordinator at Guided Walks New Zealand - Day Tours, responded to this review

Kia ora Gregory, Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you had a fantastic trip. It sounds like it was a highlight during your trip to New Zealand. Having a guide gives you a greater understanding so we definitely recommend this. Hopefully you got some photos to help explain the views. Safe travels. Kind Regards, Kate More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Our group of 4 people (1 couple, and 2 people traveling solo) had an amazing walk guided by Hugh. His knowledge of the plants and birds was fantastic, and he worked hard to ensure each person saw, touched, or tasted something that was of interest. The Routeburn Track (walk to the hut, round-trip of about 7 hours) is well-groomed, however... More 

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Kate_NTT_Southern, Marketing Coordinator at Guided Walks New Zealand - Day Tours, responded to this review

Kia ora, Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you had an amazing trip with Hugh. He has an incredible amount of knowledge and loves sharing it with visitors. The Routeburn Track is very popular so it is great to hear you did not have a lot of other walks on the track and you could enjoy. We... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

During our Routeburn tour, our guides literally opened our eyes to our surroundings sharing insights on pretty much everything we could see from the trees, the rocks, the streams the mounts, the birds,... This truly was an eye opening experience!

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Kate_NTT_Southern, Marketing Coordinator at Guided Walks New Zealand - Day Tours, responded to this review

Kia ora Robin, Thank you for your review. It is amazing the different experience you have with a guide isn't it. Sounds like you learnt a lot. Hopefully you got some great photos too. Safe travels. Kind Regards, Kate More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We were very lucky to have Shaun with us and it was just me and my mother and Shaun due to low peak travellinv period. He was the personal tourguide on the Routeburn Track 1 day walk. He even gave us an unique experience on the track which veers off from the wide gravel track and into parts of the... More 

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Kiwionwheels, Marketing at Guided Walks New Zealand - Day Tours, responded to this review

Kia ora Thanks for your review. I'll be sure to pass this on to Shaun, he is a superstar guide and like everyone likes to see the positive outcomes - especially in print. Hope the rest of your holiday was just as good. Kind regards Nigel Kerr More 

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