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Ultimate New Zealand - Hiking New Zealand - 23 Days provided by Hiking New Zealand

Ultimate New Zealand - Hiking New Zealand - 23 Days

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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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23 stops
Day 1
AUCKLAND - WHIRINAKI 11km/3...
Day 2
WHIRINAKI - TE UREWERA 16km/5...
Day 3
LAKE WAIKAREMOANA 17km/8 hours...
Day 4
LAKE WAIKAREMOANA - TAUPO 4km/2...
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TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK 15km/6...
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TONGARIRO 12km/6 hours hiking
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TONGARIRO 8-15km/3-8 hours hiking
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TONGARIRO - WELLINGTON 1km/1-2...
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WELLINGTON - ABEL TASMAN...
Day 10
BARK BAY - ANCHORAGE 8.5 - 12...
Day 11
ANCHORAGE - MURCHISON 15km/3...
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DAY 12 MURCHISON - BALLROOM...
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BALLROOM OVERHANG - HOKITIKA...
Day 14
HOKITIKA - ARTHUR'S PASS...
Day 15
ARTHUR'S PASS - EDWARDS HUT...
Day 16
EDWARDS VALLEY - MT SOMERS...
Day 17
DAY 17 MT SOMERS - AORAKI/MT...
Day 18
AORAKI/MT COOK - LAKE HAWEA...
Day 19
LAKE HAWEA - ASPIRING HUT 14km/...
Day 20
ASPIRING HUT - KNOBS FLAT 8km/3...
Day 21
KNOBS FLAT - MILFORD 2-hour...
Day 22
KNOBS FLAT - QUEENSTOWN 2km/45...
Day 23
QUEENSTOWN - TOUR ENDS
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Departure Point
Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Duration
23 days
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  • Entry/Admission - Whirinaki Te Pua A Tane Conservation Park
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk
  • Entry/Admission - Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
  • Entry/Admission - Tongariro Alpine Crossing
  • Entry/Admission - Tongariro National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Abel Tasman Coast Track
  • Entry/Admission - Paparoa National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Hokitika Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Arthur's Pass National Park Visitor Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Arthur's Pass Walking Track
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Somers Track
  • Entry/Admission - Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Aspiring National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Eglinton Valley
Exclusions
  • Personal Hiking Equipment
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
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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
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from HikingNewZealand, Owner at Ultimate New Zealand - Hiking New Zealand - 23 Days
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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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
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from HikingNewZealand, Owner at Ultimate New Zealand - Hiking New Zealand - 23 Days
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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By: Hiking New Zealand
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Amazing four-day hike
I completed a four-day hike in Arthurs Pass with Hiking NZ. Not having a lot of hiking experience I was apprehensiv
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Hiking NZ’s South Island
We had a fabulous trip with guides Andre and Katie. So many great hikes and activities covering so many iconic spot
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Svenson1989
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Nice trip around the North Island
The Ultimate North tour shows the best spots of the North Island. It combines beautiful places with the must-sees o
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nadine_emmenegger
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Real outdoor adventure
I enjoyed an unforgettable amazing and well organised week with Hiking New Zealand. Our guide Grace did a brilliant
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E3902KJtims
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New Zealand's south island ... experienced, explained and enjoyed - a lot.
Meeting up with a group of unknowns to travel in a minibus and live in close proximinty for 8 days created a little
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stevenaG3509IW
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Fantastic Overview of New Zealand's Natural Beauty
Hiking New Zealand's Uncut hike was fabulous. It was a non-stop adventure to places I would have had great difficul
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Schmokky
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Awesome hiking in a beautiful country
We had a fantastic couple of weeks on the Ultimate South trip and were treated to some real New Zealand weather, in
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smnovia
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Spring Wanderer trip with Chai
The best trip I did in three months in New Zealand! Hiking New Zealand offers this amazing early season trip, with
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EAFS_Canada
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NZ Uncut
Hiking New Zealand did a fantastic job with this 13 day tour of both islands. The guides: Justin, Martin, Eva and A
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AMarieM52
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HF New Zealand
An excellent holiday over both islands. Exceptional leaders in Cath (North Island) and Jeremy (South Island). They
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Jean L
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Amazing 13 day tour!!
We completed the 13 day uncut tour of both N.Z.'s north and south islands this past April and had the most amazing
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PaulaM1103
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I can't wait to come back!
So where do I start? I chose the Southern Slice 8-day hiking tour which started on the 16th of April in Nelson. My
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Debbie B
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The Weather Witch Provides a Beautiful Sunny Vacation (inside joke)
We did the New Zealand Uncut 13 day hike of the north and south islands in February. We were tentative about doing
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MoIndy
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Fun and Comprehensive South Island Tour
We just completed a 9-day Hiking New Zealand tour with six friends and couldn’t be more pleased with our trip. Our
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SandraFe
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Custom South Island Tour - beyond expectations!
Our group of eight friends was looking for an itinerary that combined the best sight-seeing and some basic hiking o
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