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Trekking in New Zealand

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Trekking in New Zealand - Exodus Travels
Trekking in New Zealand - Exodus Travels
Excellent
28 reviews
Starts
Auckland
+20 Destinations
New Zealand South Island
Ends
Christchurch
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Highlights

  • Hike through Tongariro National Park
  • Explore Fox Glacier on New Zealand’s South Island
  • Discover the beauty of Milford Sound
Age range
16 to 80 year olds
Accommodation
Camping
Max Group Size
11
Travel style
Hiking & Trekking, Adventure, Mountain Hikes, Point-to-Point Hikes
Start in Auckland and end in Christchurch! With the hiking & trekking tour Trekking in New Zealand, you have a 20 day tour package taking you from Auckland to Christchurch and through Auckland, New Zealand and 21 other destinations in New Zealand. Trekking in New Zealand is a small group tour that includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

28 Reviews

  • Trekking in New Zealand reviewer 1
    Written on February 13, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    An absolutely brilliant three weeks in the most wonderful country. Everything as described in the trip notes, and more. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Difficult to decide, but some of the highlights were the trip up to Abel Tasman NP,... Read more

  • Trekking in New Zealand reviewer 2
    Written on December 18, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip was an unending variety of activities and experiences; physically tiring but without the stresses sometimes felt in non English speaking countries.  It was a superb trip but 3 weeks is barely enough time and I have returned home with a list of... Read more

  • Trekking in New Zealand reviewer 3
    Written on December 12, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    We packed so much in the three weeks that it was necessary to come back home and sit down with the itinerary. notes etc. to appreciate just how much we had achieved!What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Imposible to single out just one... Read more

  • Trekking in New Zealand reviewer 4
    Written on January 23, 2012
    4.0 - Good

    An action-filled three weeks. The trip was well organised to fit so much in the time.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?I enjoyed the two days in Siberia the most; as well as Milford Sound and around Holyford.What did you think of your... Read more

  • Trekking in New Zealand reviewer 5
    Written on January 20, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    Fantastic jam packed three weeks in the wonderful New Zealand. The trip was more than I could have hoped for, New Zealand would be a great back drop for any visit. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?So many great days, so many great... Read more

  • Trekking in New Zealand reviewer 6
    Written on January 20, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    Fantastic jam packed three weeks in the wonderful New Zealand. The trip was more than I could have hoped for, New Zealand would be a great back drop for any visit. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?So many great days, so many great... Read more

  • Trekking in New Zealand reviewer 7
    Written on December 5, 2011
    5.0 - Excellent

    New Zealand exceeded my expectations and the trip provided even more than the brochure promises. The value for money was exceptional. There was such a diversity of landscape and no end to the opportunities to explore it to the full.What was the most... Read more

  • Trekking in New Zealand reviewer 8
    Written on December 5, 2011
    5.0 - Excellent

    New Zealand exceeded my expectations and the trip provided even more than the brochure promises. The value for money was exceptional. There was such a diversity of landscape and no end to the opportunities to explore it to the full.What was the most... Read more

  • Trekking in New Zealand reviewer 9
    Written on August 4, 2011
    4.0 - Good

    I have had great diffuculty rating this trip and even with the benefit of time, I just cannot give it more than 4 stars, I really wanted too but although there is nothing wrong with the trip at all and it is exactly as promised in the brochure, I can't help... Read more

  • Trekking in New Zealand reviewer 10
    Written on August 4, 2011
    4.0 - Good

    I have had great diffuculty rating this trip and even with the benefit of time, I just cannot give it more than 4 stars, I really wanted too but although there is nothing wrong with the trip at all and it is exactly as promised in the brochure, I can't help... Read more

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Start Auckland
  2. Day 2: Travel to Rotorua
  3. Day 3: Visit the Waiotapu Thermal Reserve; hike through the Jurassic-like rainforest of Whirinaki Forest Park
  4. Day 4: South to Tongariro; trek east to west through park
  5. Day 5: Trek through moonscape of scarlet lava flows and alongside surreal turquoise lakes
  6. Day 6: To Wellington; free time
  7. Day 7: Short and scenic flight to Nelson; to Abel Tasman; water taxi into Park
  8. Day 8: Walk Abel Tasman NP coastal track; to Murchison
  9. Day 9: To Paparoa N.P.; hike up Fox River to the Ballroom Overhang
  10. Day 10: Hike out of canyon; drive to Punakaiki, Pancake Rocks, Hokitika and Fox Glacier
  11. Day 11: Fox Glacier trek; optional glacier hike; to Makarora
  12. Day 12: Heli-flight into Mt Aspiring NP; land in remote Siberia Valley; hike up valley to a glacial lake
  13. Day 13: Hike above the Siberia River; jetboat trip down Wilkin River; transfer to Queenstown
  14. Day 14: Free day in Queenstown
  15. Day 15: To Te Anau; afternoon hike on the Kepler Track
  16. Day 16: Drive to Milford Sound; optional boat cruise into the fjord; to Te Anau
  17. Day 17: Drive through Mackenzie Country to Aoraki/Mt Cook
  18. Day 18: Hike up to Mueller Ridge via Sealy Tarns
  19. Day 19: Hike small lakes of Tasman Glacier; transfer across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch
  20. Day 20: End Christchurch

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Location
Auckland is the starting point and Christchurch is the endpoint.
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Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Exodus Travels booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 14 January 2019 the full payment of $7,051 is necessary.
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No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $7051 for Trekking in New Zealand, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 2,193 km.
  • Auckland (New Zealand)
  • 194 km
  • Rotorua (New Zealand)
  • 69 km
  • Whirinaki Forest Park (New Zealand)
  • 54 km
  • Taupo (New Zealand)
  • 72 km
  • Tongariro National Park (New Zealand)
  • 242 km
  • Wellington (New Zealand)
  • 156 km
  • Abel Tasman NP (New Zealand)
  • 13 km
  • Kaiteriteri (New Zealand)
  • 103 km
  • Murchison (New Zealand)
  • 77 km
  • Paparoa National Park (New Zealand)
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