Explore the real New Zealand with real New Zealanders
Get further off the beaten track on our guided New Zealand hiking, walking and adventure tours.
Our small-group New Zealand hiking, walking and adventure tours are carefully crafted to show you the real New Zealand. You’ll visit all the iconic spots you’ve always dreamt of and places you never even knew you needed on your bucket list until you meet us locals. Our active trips are adventurous yet indulgent and attract like-minded people with a passion for travel and the great outdoors. We always get a great mix of solo travellers, friends, and couples on our trips so you know you’ll be in excellent company.
We run a limited number of trips each season, we keep things small and personal, and our local connections as New Zealanders mean you’ll get exclusive access to places and experiences other travellers don’t! With itineraries that range from 5-21 days, whether you’re after a luxurious yet relaxed walking experience, you want to tick off your New Zealand bucket list (and more!), you’re keen to hike further off the beaten track or you’re a seasoned New Zealand traveller after something a wee bit different, New Zealand Trails has the perfect guided tour for you.
So what do you think? Are you ready to come behind the scenes with us into the real New Zealand?
Thinking of visiting New Zealand in the next year or so?
We only run a limited number of departures each year and our trips are so popular that they fill up months in advance. Most of our guests lock in their trips at least a year out from travelling so they don't miss out on their preferred dates. If you have specific dates in mind, let’s chat! Click here to see our available trip dates.
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Choose from our Fully-Guided New Zealand Hiking Tours
Masterpiece Adventure tour
The New Zealand we share with friends!
14 Days | South Island | Activity Level = 2 - 4 | Comfortable Lodging
Experience the very best of New Zealand’s bucket list destinations, activities and experiences. Day walk our Great Walks, get up close with unique wildlife, cruise Milford Sound, explore our national parks and enjoy a taste of real Kiwi life, all at a relaxed pace. If you’re only coming to New Zealand once, this is the adventure tour for you.Learn more about this adventure tour
The ultimate way to explore New Zealand's South Island.
14 Days | South Island | Activity Level = 2 - 4 | Hotels
Enjoy exclusive access to the most pristine areas of the South Island as you walk, cruise, jet-boat and helicopter into New Zealand’s beautiful backcountry. Extensively explore our magnificent World Heritage areas and National Parks by day and relax in comfort and style at night. This trip is our pièce de resistance for our most discerning guests.Learn more about this South Island Tour
Kiwi Classic Hiking Tour
Get further off the beaten track.
14 Days | South Island | Activity Level = 3 - 4 | Comfortable Lodging
The Kiwi Classic is a true-blue New Zealand hiking adventure that gets you off the beaten track experiencing incredible multi-day hikes, day walks and activities in New Zealand's remote National Parks. Tick the most famous South Island day hikes off your bucket list and get out into real New Zealand backcountry.Learn more about New Zealand’s best hiking tour
Pure South South Island tour
A distillation of the very best
7 Days | South Island | Activity Level = 2 - 4 | Comfortable Lodging
Experience more of the South Island of New Zealand in 8 days than some do in a lifetime. Day walk amongst the Southern Alps on our legendary Great Walks. Soar over peaks and valleys on a scenic plane flight deep into the Kiwi backcountry. Cruise Milford Sound and swim with the smallest dolphins in the world.Learn more about the Pure South South Island tour
The NZ Great Walk Adventure - South
Discover four of New Zealand's Great Walks
5 Days | South Island | Activity Level = 2 - 4 | Hotels
Discover the finest of New Zealand’s Great Walks over five unforgettable days in Fiordland and Stewart Island. We’ve carefully curated this trip to give you exclusive access to the Milford Track, Routeburn Track, Kepler Track, and Rakiura Track. Walk, fly and cruise in the most pristine and remote areas of New Zealand's backcountry.Learn more about this NZ Great Walks Tour
The NZ Great Walk Adventure - North
The ultimate North Island hiking experience.
6 Days | North Island | Activity Level = 3 - 4 | Comfortable Lodging
Discover the best of our North Island's Great Walks and explore the incredible diversity of our natural landscape. From the iconic peak of Mt Taranaki to the geothermal landscape of the Tongariro Crossing, the best day walk in the world, this trip is the ultimate North Island hiking experience. Enjoy it as a standalone trip or as the perfect accompaniment to any of our South Island itineraries.Learn more about this NZ Great Walks Tour
Sweet North - North Island Tour
Another New Zealand is calling
5 Days | North Island | Activity Level = 2 - 3 | Comfortable Lodging
This North Island tour is an incredible standalone trip, or the perfect complement to any of our South Island tours. Explore Tongariro National Park, experience the rich Maori culture, pristine beaches, geothermal wonders and diverse scenery of New Zealand’s compelling North Island.Learn more about this North Island Tour
PRIVATE GROUP TRIPS
Explore NZ on a private trip with our expert Kiwi guides!
5-21 Days | North or South Island | Activity Level = Your choice
If you like the look of our trips but only want to travel with your family or friends, a private guided tour of New Zealand provides the perfect solution. We cater for all ages, interests and abilities and together we’ll design the perfect private group trip for you.Learn more about Private Group Trips
Or Combine Two or More Trips for the Ultimate New Zealand Adventure
North, South & Stewart Island
Combine any of our South, North and Stewart Island tours for the ultimate New Zealand adventure
5-21 Days | All Islands | Activity Level = Moderate | Comfortable Lodging
New Zealand is made up of three unique islands - South, North and Stewart Island - all stunningly beautiful but vastly different, and no New Zealand vacation is truly complete without experiencing them all. Explore New Zealand top to toe by combining any of our North, South and Stewart Island tours for the trip of your lifetime.See our complete New Zealand trips