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Address: Akaroa, New Zealand
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Great experience and best value commercial walk available!

If you want a self guided walk experience in New Zealand but the cost of other commercial providers is deemed to expensive this could well be the best choice...by a long shot!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Canberra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

If you want a self guided walk experience in New Zealand but the cost of other commercial providers is deemed to expensive this could well be the best choice...by a long shot!

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

My wife and I booked this walk to bridge a gap in our itinerary. It turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip. This was a terrific walk with varied terrain encompassing ‘fell’ walking, bush (fantails ahoy!) and rugged coastal path. A little guidebook and map is provided at the start of the walk but frankly it... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This tramp is a must for anyone visiting Akaroa and Christchurch. It is only 35 km long but has some grunty sections particularly on the first and last days of this 4 day tramp. You will need to have stout footwear as this is proper tramping with some rough terrain especially on the downhill sections. Boots with firm soles and... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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111 reviews 111 reviews
27 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Having just finished the 4 day tramp through some amazing New Zealand countryside with tremendous sea vistas, flora and fauna I am so pleased we ticked this one off the list as it was special and we live in the area ! There were definitely some parts that were more strenuous than others but overall it was pretty straightforward. There... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The walk is a moderately strenuous 2 day walk or an easy four day walk. Best to enjoy the 4 day one if you have time, as there are plenty of diversions. The bunkhouses are splendidly individual and in beautiful settings. Stargazer cabins, woodland shower both delightful. Sadly the bath under the stars was closed for fire ban.

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brisbane
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

For my husband and myself this was our first Tramp. What a way to start!!! It was an excellent experience. The track is well marked, and challenging enough for our experience. We did the walk in four days, and it was interesting that the opinions of the 2 day trampers who where much more seasoned walkers than was a similar... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
18 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We have just finished the 2 night trek. I have nothing negative to say . It was as the youngsters say awesome . Really magical . The track was incredibly well marked and as 2 regular walkers in our early sixties I would say it was an easy tramp. Even admiring every view we finished at 1:00 on the last... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Loved the huts where we stayed, really well equipped, including flush toilets and showers.. Scenery excellent. Track could have more clearly marked in some places. Not heavily used, so a genuine backcountry experience, yet not far from Akaroa

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Townsville, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

My wife and I are around sixty years old and enjoyed this walk immensely. We took the four day option and even if we could have done it in two we would not have enjoyed it. While the longest day was only eleven kilometres the terrain was pretty extreme. We are reasonably fit for our age and in the group... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I am a 29 year old regular tramper in good shape. Took part in the 2 day trek. Carried all my food. The walk is pretty much a summary New Zealand in 2 days. From lookout points to the bays, to rolling hills dotted with sheep, to magical beaches with eye catching blue ocean, to daunting cliffs inhabited by playful... More 

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