Why Travel With Us

We know that travel is important. We all have our reasons for getting on a plane to a far away place – intrigue, relaxation, recharging the batteries, adventure, escape… or often all of the above. With that in mind we’ve created beautiful journeys that allow you to unwind, relax, focus on what’s important and escape into some of the most beautiful places on the planet – all at a relaxed but refreshing pace.

Unbeatable Local Knowledge

Our team have spent their lives immersed in the places we go. Our trip itineraries are created based on our favourite childhood holiday spots, secret hideaways we’ve kept under our hats, the places where we proposed to our spouses, and areas we’ll keep going back to in our free time for the rest of our lives. It’s made our New Zealand journeys authentic, timeless and beautifully crafted

First-Class New Zealand Guides

A good guide points out features, provides information and context, and connects the dots on a trip. A first class guide is a host who pours their their heart and soul in the trip, takes it personally, and will move heaven and earth make it all come together seamlessly. That doesn’t happen easily – we dedicate ourselves to selecting, training and supporting the absolute best travel leaders in New Zealand.

Superb Food & Wine

New Zealand is firmly on the map when it comes to fine wine and unique, refreshing dining experiences. We showcase the culinary uniqueness and local wines of the regions we visit. To us, they’re an equally important part of the New Zealand experience, complementing our beautiful landscapes perfectly!

Unique experiences in stunning locations

It’s as much about the ‘where’ as it is the ‘what’ when it comes to a beautiful New Zealand experience. We not only walk through stunning landscapes to unforgettable places, we make sure the journey is dotted with captivating stories, great food & wine and a few surprises that will have you brimming with stories of your own when you get back home.

Adventure at a leisurely pace

What’s the rush? We’ll get our walking shoes on in the most beautiful places in New Zealand. And to soak it all in properly, it makes sense to take our time. That means having the choice to walk, explore and escape at a pace that suits you. Slow down, soak it in, breath in the fresh air, properly feel the ground beneath your feet.

20+ Years Experience

Good things take time, including learning to run first class New Zealand journeys. Time to learn and understand how to be amazing hosts, seek out the hidden places not easily seen on a map and bring together the ingredients that create the perfect trip. It’s a journey we’ve taken for the last 20 years, and a path we’ll stay on in pursuit of providing immaculate trips that you’ll never forget.

New Zealand Walking Tours is proudly presented by Active Adventures, global leaders in delivering adventure trips of a lifetime.

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