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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.

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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 ...

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The Qualmark Gold Standard Award – What Does It Mean for You?

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...

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New Zealand Small Group Tours - The Unbeatable Way To Travel New Zealand

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 ...

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Our Best Photos of New Zealand from 2017-2018

At New Zealand Trails we've just wrapped up our 2017-2018  season - and what a season it was! We believe in using real photos of real trips (we don't ...

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Having a Positive Impact on the Local Environment

Last week Kyle and Jamie from the New Zealand Trails team joined up with the Wakatipu Reforestation Trust to help with the important project of growin...

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Successful Season Around New Zealand

We've had the most amazing season here at New Zealand Trails. To celebrate we've put together this little video of some of our season's highlights.

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Hiking in New Zealand 2016 Season – Part 2

We promised you more updates from the trail and we’re excited to be able to share our latest video with you.This one focuses on a place that’s close t...

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Hiking in New Zealand 2016 Season

Right now, our fabulous guide team is on the road gearing up for the coming season. They’re busy checking out the routes and the locations you’ll be v...

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World Heritage New Zealand – See What All the Fuss is About

The South West New Zealand World Heritage Site takes up a massive 10 percent of New Zealand’s total land area, that is a whopping 2.6 million hectares...