Luxury walking tours of New Zealand

Luxury walking tours with New Zealand Trails

New Zealand is world-famous as a luxury destination for many reasons. Our scenery is outstanding, our local produce and vineyards are globally-renowned, and we’re home to some of the finest walking tracks and trails on the planet. What better way to experience the beauty of New Zealand than on a luxury walking tour!

Kiwi-style laid-back luxury

As a nation, New Zealanders are typically relaxed, and this extends to our take on luxury. That said, we know how to travel in comfort and relax in style. The team at New Zealand Trails have experienced both ends of the spectrum as far as travel goes, from an expedition to Antarctica and trekking in the Himalayas - decidedly not luxurious - to Michelin star restaurants and private butlers - which was almost too much if we’re honest.

When we designed our World Heritage walking tour, our aim was to create the best small-group luxury walking tour of New Zealand. But seeing as this is New Zealand and we’re Kiwis, we wanted our guests to experience real New Zealand luxury. Not stuffy or elite, but stylish and unique, focusing on the experiences rather than simply focusing on traditional decadence. We also have an exacting eye for detail and know that it’s often the small things which make the difference between standard and truly excellent.

Luxury walking tours, wine tasting

We reckon we've hit the sweet spot with our laid-back luxury walking tours - you'll be away from the rush, but never far from comfort!

Our laid-back luxury ideals include beautiful accommodation in stunning locations, delicious local cuisine enjoyed in outstanding restaurants, New Zealand wines savoured in vineyards with mountain views, high-quality comfortable transport and professional, immensely personable Kiwi guides to share the best of New Zealand’s landscape, culture and history with you.

Outdoor spa, Lake Ohau Quarters

Your luxury walking tour of New Zealand wouldn't be complete without our favourite hidden gems like this - an outdoor hot tub with incredible (exclusive!) views

The World Heritage trip encompasses all this and much more, earning its reputation as the finest way to experience New Zealand.

Our original luxury walking tour

Explore New Zealand in once-in-a-lifetime style on our World Heritage walking tour. Join a small group of like-minded individuals, led by two experienced and charming Kiwi guides as you discover real New Zealand luxury with the locals.

Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites and walk on our very best hiking tracks and trails. Travel in style, from our immaculate condition late-model Mercedes buses, right through to scenic helicopter flights over breath-taking landscapes.

Helicopter tour, Tasman Glacier, Canterbury

With walking tours New Zealand punches well above its weight, we reckon. Where else are you a short helicopter ride from walking on a glacier?

You’ll stay in exclusive accommodation, perfectly appointed and blissfully comfortable. Even when you’re in the most remote parts of New Zealand, you can indulge in luxury with all the conveniences of home. From private beach houses to luxury wilderness lodges, you’ll sleep soundly at the end of each incredible day.

Martins Bay Lodge

Imagine waking up in the wilderness of Fiordland.

Enjoy mouth-watering New Zealand produce, dining out on fresh Kiwi cuisine in fantastic local restaurants, hand-selected by our discerning team. Tour some of our finest and most iconic vineyards, sampling the selection and discovering exactly what makes New Zealand wine so special. And of course, we’ll quickly learn just how you like your morning coffee and what small treats will put a smile on your face.

Excellent food in New Zealand

You'll never go hungry here in New Zealand - we pride ourselves on delicious, nutritious cuisine that's just a little fancy.

Soak in hot tubs under starry skies, cruise on crystal-clear lakes and fiords, speed along pristine rivers on a jetboat, marvel at our highest peaks, set foot in our famous National Parks, explore the adventure capital of the world, hike New Zealand’s Great Walks and discover our unique flora and fauna.

Relaxed but elegant, the World Heritage trip is our original luxury walking tour. We’ve taken the best of New Zealand, blended it with stylish accommodation, outstanding cuisine and comfortable transport to create the very best in luxury walking tours.

Plan your luxury walking tour of New Zealand today

If you’d like to find out more about our World Heritage trip, you can request a copy of our brochure for all the details. You can also get in touch with our New Zealand luxury expert Jodi by phone or email. She’d love to chat about your perfect trip!