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Description: Hike the Tongariro Crossing, Lake Waikaremoana & Coromandel Peninsula...
Hike the Tongariro Crossing, Lake Waikaremoana & Coromandel Peninsula. Walking Legends provide all-inclusive guided walk packages on the North Island's Great Walks. Small groups led by an experienced, friendly guide. Includes accommodation, transport from Rotorua, hiking equipment, and great NZ-style meals and wine. Our guided hiking tours make it easy and rewarding to experience some of New Zealand's best walks, and to explore the remote and dramatic wilderness areas of the North Island.
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The Bucket Tour was fantastic. The Coromandel coast line is beautiful and ascending The Pinnacle was tough but rewarding. In fact all the walks were varying degrees of... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The Bucket Tour was fantastic. The Coromandel coast line is beautiful and ascending The Pinnacle was tough but rewarding. In fact all the walks were varying degrees of magnificent, but the Tongariro Crosding stood out. Generally good accommodation and great guides.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The highlight of our tour was the Tongaririo Crossing and we were supposed to do it on the first day of the tour. Well, the weather gods did not cooperate at all. It was gale force winds, snow etc. However, our guides arranged several other interesting hikes within the park for us. Luckily on the final day the weather changed... More 

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Hilda011, Owner at Walking Legends Guided Walks, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the lovely review! So glad to hear you enjoyed your trip and the guides. We love our team, and I'll be sure to pass on your compliments. The weather in the Tongariro mountains is so changeable, which is why we've designed our trips to be flexible, so the guides can choose the best walks to suit... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Fantastic hiking over 4 days. Callum and James looked after us exceptionally well, food delicious, including freshly caught trout. It's tru that the DOC huts are " basic" but that just adds to the experience!! Everything well organised and ran smoothly we will be back next year to experience another hike.

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Hilda011, Owner at Walking Legends Guided Walks, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your splendid feedback! Waikaremoana sure is a special area and what better way to experience it than with great company, food & wine! And I totally agree with you about the backcountry huts - the candlelit atmosphere adds to the experience of getting away from it all. James and Callum make a great team, I'll be... More 

Leakey, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Our guided hike of the Tongariro Crossing was one amazing day. Our guide, Rainier, was not only a perfect hiking guide, but also a perfect cultural guide as well. From helping us via phone and email to make sure we had the right gear for the unexpectedly cold and snowy spring weather, to picking us up right on time, and... More 

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Hilda011, Owner at Walking Legends Guided Walks, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, and so glad to hear you enjoyed your Tongariro Crossing experience with us. We strive to deliver a memorable and personal experience to our walkers, so it's always fantastic to hear that our efforts are being appreciated! We're proud to have such an awesome and passionate guiding team. Hope to see you again for another... More 

Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

A true wilderness experience around the beautiful lake. Generally light and gentle, the walk is suitable for hikers of all ages and levels of experience. First rate guides provide help in any way possible but don't expect comfort in the basic DoC huts!

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

We have just completed four days of walking on the Coromandel with Walking Legends. Day two had us on the Coastal Walkway, lovely walk with great views out to sea. Day three had us up to the Pinnacles, and unbelievably right up the ladders to the top. Many thanks to Brad and Callum for all their hard work and professionalism,... More 

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Hilda011, Owner at Walking Legends Guided Walks, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review, and so glad to hear you enjoyed the stunning scenery and walks on our Coromandel Explorer Walk. We love Hush lodge too, the perfect place to relax in after a big day of walking and exploring. I'll pass your feedback on to the guides. Thanks again and hope to see you again soon. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The generous owners of Walking Legends donated a guided walk of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing to a charity auction dinner for cancer research. Our guide was great and he made our day fun , telling us legends, explaining geological features and generally taking excellent care of us. He even went the extra mile (or many miles!) and ran back to... More 

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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

My wife and I had been looking forward to the holiday with Walking Legends, and we were not disappointed. All three trips were magnificent, and quite different. First, the guides were all knowledgable, helpful, and enthusiastic. They were also very reassuring whenever the walks became just a tad more difficult. Accommodation was pretty well what I had expected- Coromandel was... More 

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

While on an unguided tramp of Lake Waikaremoana, a child in our group got separated and we found ourselves late in the day needing to organise an impromptu search party from Waiopaoa Hut. Nigel (a guide with Walking Legends) freely volunteered his boat and we set off to find the disorientated 12 year old. 20 minutes later we tracked down... More 

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Hilda011, Owner at Walking Legends Guided Walks, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback. We heard about the incident and were glad our guides and boat could be of service so you could find him quickly before dark. And yes, Nigel is a legend! More 

Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

As a nearly 74 year old, I booked this holiday feeling a little apprehensive, I need not have had any worries. My walking companions and guide were excellent, letting me walk at my own pace. The accommodation, a wooded cabin in the bush, so peaceful. The walk along the Coromandel walkway was perhaps the most spetacular walk I have ever... More 

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