hiking fitness guide

Walking & hiking fitness guides for our New Zealand trips

With five different trips to choose from, there’s a New Zealand Trails tour to suit you, no matter your hiking fitness or activity level!

Our tours are designed for active people of all ages and abilities and while not suitable for committed couch potatoes, you don’t have to be an incredible athlete either. Our guests are regular people (albeit with excellent taste in holidays) who enjoy getting outside, exploring new places and staying active.

Hiking fitness guide, South Island tour

Whatever your hiking fitness, there are incredible views in store for you on our tours.

We’ve taken the time to put together a comprehensive hiking fitness guide for each trip, including detailed information on every hike and activity throughout the tour, walking times, distances and elevations. Click on the links below for access to all the information you’ll need to make an informed decision about which trip works best for you.

Activity levels on our trips

Our World Heritage epitomises the best of New Zealand with a focus on laid-back luxury and comfort. You’ll enjoy a variety of walks and hikes taken at your own pace. It’s a very flexible trip and each activity is optional – the choice is yours!

Our Masterpiece is our most flexible trip and has a very enjoyable mix of walks, hike and activities. It’s a comfortable trip that appeals to guests who want to spend each day exploring with a chance to try something new.

Our Kiwi Classic is for adventurers, those looking to get out into backcountry New Zealand and challenge themselves. It’s a very active trip but still a long way from ‘roughing it’, with hearty meals and a comfortable place to rest your head at the end of each exciting day.

Our Pure South is an action-packed adventure. This trip is designed for people who want to experience New Zealand's incredible array of outdoor adventures and we can tailor the trip to suit you however active you want to be. As long as you enjoy hiking and the outdoors you will enjoy this trip.

Complete your New Zealand experience with our Sweet North tour, encompassing the best of the North Island in a trip ideal for visitors who enjoy being active in the outdoors.