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Walking Legends Guided Walks

Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 21 545 068
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Ranked #21 of 54 activities in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: Hike the Tongariro Crossing, Lake Waikaremoana & Coromandel Peninsula. Walking Legends provide all-inclusive guided walk packages on the North... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Hastings, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I highly recommend this trip. The itinerary provides a nice variety experiences from forest to coastal views to a volcanic valley and a chance to explore some beautiful beaches-all in four days. I found the trip description on the Walking Legends website to be accurate in terms of what we did and the difficulty. The day three walk to the... More

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Hard walk especially coming down off the Mountain, but well worth the effort for the tremendous views, the 'vapour' from the volcanos, 'Mount Doom' and the Lakes. Our guide was very informative, pointing out various land marks and encouraging us to keep up a steady pace. Packed lunch was provided. A 'must do'.

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We had an amazing time. We had 9 in our group, all of us in our 60's. The guides, Magnus and Trent, were fantastic....friendly, energetic, helpful and knowledgeable.....nothing was too much trouble for them. The Lake is bright, clear and beautiful...a refreshing daily swim is a great substitute for a shower. The walk is challenging but the trail is largely... More

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Staines, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

A lot of people thought I was mad, as the guided crossing was my 60th birthday gift! However it was an experiance my husband and I will never forget. Our guide was excellent, very knowledgable about the area, and with the ability to keep us going, even up the "Devils Staircase". All the arrangements by Walking Legends were great, from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

Fabulous walk, challenging informative and great fun. We had 6 in our group ranging from mid 20s to late 70s, expertly led by Magnus and Trent. I can't think of anything that could be improved, the food was amazing, even great wine at the end of a day. We ranged from amateurs to experts and the guides made it special... More

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

Thanks heaps! As "the boss" who doesn't leave the office as much as I would like to, There is no better reward than glowing praise of the guides! More

Penrith, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

An enjoyable trip. Callum who guided us was helpful friendly and informative. The lodge accommodation was not at all good - more like a backpackers, and the trip was poor value for money. Life jackets were available for the trip across the Lake and should have been mandatory as the boat was not particulary stable. Tim Strevens

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

We are very sorry we didn't meet expectations accommodation wise. We use a range of accommodations throughout the north island and this is the best lodge style accommodation in what is a very isolated area, Te Urewera. We also think that our advertised 2 star description is fair. The plus side of this accommodation is the isolated setting in a... More

santa fe
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Some of the most stunning hikes I've ever been on. Guides were skilled and helpful. Great 4 day hiking tour!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

You simply HAVE to do a trekking in New Zealand as this is the only way to appreciate the true beauty of the country - I would not have want to miss out on this for the world. End of December I did the Lake Waikaremoana walk - a three day trekking. You can organize this yourself but doing this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Spending the money to get a professional guide with local knowledge and gear hire is a great way to get the most out of the walk, adding a whole new level to the experience. The service was responsive, professional and personalised. Highly recommended. I look forward to doing the Coromandel with Walking Legends in the future!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I booked the three day Tongariro tour ..From the beginning of my experience to the end, Walking legends was amazing. Cathy was a great communicator, giving me all the information re. the walks, list of things to bring and accomodation recommendation. Our guide Phil was wonderful.. he is an amazing cook and a lovely person to spend time with. The... More

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