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New Zealand Trails

Welcome to New Zealand Trails! This section of the blog tells you a little more about us and the way we do things. At the heart of everything we do is our people – you, our guest, and the New Zealand Trails team.

Your standards are understandably high when it comes to travel and vacations – you want to make the most of your time and we get that. New Zealand is our home and our passion, so we’ve chosen only the very best people to plan, organise and guide you on your New Zealand adventure. Our little but mighty New Zealand tour company has been built from the ground up and we’re determined to make our trips outstanding. You’ll discover just what’s involved in that here!

Learn about our unique style of Kiwi hospitality and the warm welcome extended to each and every New Zealand Trails guest. Discover why choosing one of our small-group tours is hands-down the best way to experience New Zealand. Find out what it takes for a New Zealand tour company to achieve a Gold Standard Qualmark award and what that means for you on your trip with us. Understand what we’re doing to make a positive impact on the environment and how you can help.

Put yourself in the picture with incredible images from around New Zealand taken by our very own super-guides and find out just what all the fuss is about when it comes to our original luxury walking tour, the World Heritage.

Martins Bay Lodge, New Zealand accommodation

New Zealand Accommodation on our Trips

You’ll spend your days walking in Earth’s natural wonders as you explore our stunning national parks. You’ll spend your evenings unwinding in a hot tu...

Finer Touches with New Zealand Trails

The Finer Touches at New Zealand Trails

You have seen the photographs and videos of cascading waterfalls at Milford Sound, playful dolphins racing your boat in Kaikoura and a carousel of sun...

Kiwi Hospitality

Kiwi Hospitality and the New Zealand Way

New Zealand is famous for many things including, but not limited to, our rugby team, our beautiful landscape, our hiking trails, our friendly rivalry ...

Qualmark Gold Award

The Qualmark Gold Standard Award

In December 2018, the team at New Zealand Trails were beyond delighted to receive a Gold Award from Qualmark, which you’ll see we’re now proudly displ...

New Zealand Small Group Tours

The Best New Zealand Small Group Tours

There are many ways to see New Zealand and no matter which way you decide to go, you’re likely to have an incredible time because New Zealand is, for ...

Ohau Quarters luxury accommodation

3 Dream Places to Stay in New Zealand

Aotearoa (New Zealand) has some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world, which still feel remote and untouched. Wondering where to stay in Ne...

Guided New Zealand hiking tours

Why Join a Guided New Zealand Hiking Tour?

Are you dreaming about a New Zealand hiking holiday? Looking around at different options for your trip of a lifetime? Perhaps you have never been on a...

World Heritage New Zealand - Mt Cook

Exploring New Zealand's World Heritage Sites

The words ‘World Heritage’ are synonymous with places of incredible natural beauty. Chosen for their outstanding universal value, they never fail to s...