New Zealand Hiking Tours & Trips

When you go hiking and trekking through New Zealand, you have a chance to discover some of the world's remarkable landscapes. Some of these tours will even take you to spots where Lord of The Rings was filmed. 

27 New Zealand hiking holidays with 1,329 reviews

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Highlights

  • Discover the wild, untamed beauty of the Southern Alps where you can cross high passes, climb peaks, walk on Bonar Glacier or attempt an exhilarating trek up Mt. Aspiring.
  • Indulge in a thrilling, multi-activity hiking expedition along the Southern Island’s west coast.
  • Hike along Bay of Island’s coastal pathways, climb up the expansive sand dunes of Te Paki and stand under a gigantic kauri tree at Waipoua Forest.
  • Hike the challenging Gillespie Rabbit Pass trail and search for the elusive Kea parrot in the alpine region.
  • Trek across Ball Ridge above the Tasman Glacier and reach the summit of Kaitiaki Peak to enjoy stunning views of New Zealand’s highest peaks.
  • Hike through beech, fern and alpine meadows and enjoy majestic views of the Kaikoura Mountain range.
  • Follow the Hump Ridge trail that passes through 1.2 million hectares of Fiordland National Park wilderness.
  • Learn to ice-climb at Wye Creek and have fun practising your new skills in the best ice climbing area in the country.

Tips

  • The weather can be highly unpredictable so wear layered clothing and a windproof jacket.
  • Check forecasts for sudden weather changes, you have to postpone an activity due to inclement weather.
  • Always be alert as ice and rock can tumble down glaciers at any moment and pathways can get very slippery due to heavy rain.
  • Do not attempt to cross rivers during heavy rainfall as water levels can rise rapidly.
  • Carry enough clothing, equipment, food and emergency ration to last for a few days.
  • Remember to carry your garbage with you as all tracks follow ‘Leave no trace’ principles.
  • Stay with your group and avoid breaking trail or wandering away from the designated trail.
  • Use a camera flash or torchlight to attract attention at night.

Hiking & Trekking Tours/Trips in New Zealand Reviews

  • "Went for some great hikes. Really loved the Abel Tasman and Mt. Cook. John and Eva..."
    Southern Slice
  • "I was on the Ultimate South Island Adventure in February and really enjoyed the whole..."
    Ultimate South