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Hiking New Zealand

Rangiora, New Zealand
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About Hiking New Zealand
From the moment you contact the team here at Hiking New Zealand you will feel reassured that we have the depth of knowledge and experience that make us New Zealand's most comprehensive outdoor adventure specialist.We are here to ensure you choose a wilderness holiday that is exactly what you want - whether its challenge, rest, discovery or simply getting away from mobile networks (and the boss)! We are here to help you choose the best wilderness holiday for you. And that's no small task. Your time is precious and the choices seem endless.We are a small and passionate team who get real enjoyment out of matching you to the best possible holiday whether its travelling in New Zealand, Australia, Antarctica or as far away as Mongolia. We have a real passion for active travel, wild places and their conservation that we would love to share with you. As avid hikers, mountain bikers, canoeists and "give everything a go" people we are able to use our own personal knowledge and experience to provide guidance on which adventures will ensure your travel expectations are exceeded.
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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.
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Discover820406 wrote a review Feb 2021
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I completed a four-day hike in Arthurs Pass with Hiking NZ. Not having a lot of hiking experience I was apprehensive about what to expect. However, the trip exceeded expectations, the scenery was stunning, the days although long were rewarding and our guide let us take our time. Couldn't recommend more
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from HikingNewZealand, Owner at Hiking New Zealand
Responded 8 Aug 2021
Thank you so much for your review for the Arthur's Pass Hike. It is an incredible trip - it is challenging hiking and your group embraced the challenge!
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Mike Toole wrote a review Apr 2020
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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.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from HikingNewZealand, Owner at Hiking New Zealand
Responded 16 Apr 2020
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
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Daniel B wrote a review Mar 2020
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We had a fabulous trip with guides Andre and Katie. So many great hikes and activities covering so many iconic spots throughout the South Island. Small friendly group, well-paced for a range of fitness levels, comfy accommodations. Can’t say enough great things about this trip. Far exceeded our expectations.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from HikingNewZealand, Owner at Hiking New Zealand
Responded 16 Apr 2020
Thank you. We always aim to exceed our travellers expectations and this is a team effort with those of us behind the scenes crafting superb itineraries that offer the right balance hiking, activities and having time to relax and enjoy being on holiday. Then there are our increbily awesome guides like Andre and Katie, they are such valuable members of our team. May we all be able to travel and explore again shortly. Cheers, Anne Murphy
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Svenja wrote a review Mar 2020
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The Ultimate North tour shows the best spots of the North Island. It combines beautiful places with the must-sees of the Northern Island. Climbing the red crater was one of the highlights. The guide Justin was very nice and had an incredible knowledge and was well organised. I can definitely recommend this tour!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from HikingNewZealand, Owner at Hiking New Zealand
Responded 16 Apr 2020
Kia Ora, Thanks for your review and for recommending the Ultimate North. I am pleased you found we managed to combine beautiful places with must-sees. It is always our aim (and challenge) to combine the icons which sell the tours with the lesser-known places and experiences that often become people's highlights of their adventure. Lake Waikaremoana is on my list of places to get back to in the next 12 months. Cheers, Anne
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Mike S wrote a review Feb 2020
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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.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from HikingNewZealand, Owner at Hiking New Zealand
Responded 20 Feb 2020
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
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