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Ultimate North - Hiking New Zealand - 8 days provided by Hiking New Zealand

Ultimate North - Hiking New Zealand - 8 days

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The Ultimate North is the ideal choice for those who have a little less time but want to experience the very best that the North Island, New Zealand, can offer. Hike into a river-side hut in the middle of Jurassic-like rainforest. Explore thermal areas in Rotorua. Trek the high sections of the remote Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk deep in the magical rain forests of Te Urewera. Relax in lodges in beautiful locations. Discover the surreal volcanic wonderland of Tongariro National Park, staying high above the world in an alpine hut. The Ultimate North has short hikes, as well as two overnight hikes staying in backcountry huts.
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9 stops
Day 1
AUCKLAND - WHIRINAKI 11km/3...
Day 2
WHIRINAKI - TE UREWERA 16km/5...
Day 3
LAKE WAIKAREMOANA 17km/8 hours...
Day 4
LAKE WAIKAREMOANA - TAUPO 4km/2...
Day 5
TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK 15km/6...
Day 6
TONGARIRO 12km/6 hours hiking
Day 7
TONGARIRO 8-15km/3-8 hours hiking
Day 8
TONGARIRO - WELLINGTON 1km/1-2...
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Departure Point
Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Duration
8 days
Return Details
292 Wakefield Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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  • Breakfast
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  • Entry/Admission - Whirinaki Te Pua A Tane Conservation Park
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk
  • Entry/Admission - Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
  • Entry/Admission - Tongariro Alpine Crossing
  • Entry/Admission - Tongariro National Park
Exclusions
  • Personal Hiking Equipment
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
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All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Svenja wrote a review Mar 2020
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The Ultimate North tour shows the best spots of the North Island. It combines beautiful places with the must-sees of the Northern Island. Climbing the red crater was one of the highlights. The guide Justin was very nice and had an incredible knowledge and was well organised. I
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from HikingNewZealand, Owner at Ultimate North - Hiking New Zealand - 8 days
Responded Apr 16, 2020
Kia Ora, Thanks for your review and for recommending the Ultimate North. I am pleased you found we managed to combine beautiful places with must-sees. It is always our aim (and challenge) to combine the icons which sell the tours with the lesser-known places and experiences that often become people's highlights of their adventure. Lake Waikaremoana is on my list of places to get back to in the next 12 months. Cheers, Anne
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nadine_emmenegger wrote a review Jan 2020
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I enjoyed an unforgettable amazing and well organised week with Hiking New Zealand. Our guide Grace did a brilliant job in bringing us New Zealand's nature and practical tipps for this outdoor adventure closer. In a small group of 6 we discovered remote, stunning places which
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from HikingNewZealand, Owner at Ultimate North - Hiking New Zealand - 8 days
Responded Jan 30, 2020
Kia ora, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, such independent reviews are a fantastic resource for prospective Hiking New Zealand hikers. I am so pleased to hear you had a fabulous time on your trip with us. Grace is a superb guide and a valuable member of our team. "Recommendable from A to Z!" what more can one say - thanks!! Kind regards, Anne Murphy
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tim simmons wrote a review Jan 2020
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Meeting up with a group of unknowns to travel in a minibus and live in close proximinty for 8 days created a little anxiety .... will they grate, is their walking ability similar to ours, will it be fun? The trip was long anticipated and celebrated a couple of life's milestones;
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from HikingNewZealand, Owner at Ultimate North - Hiking New Zealand - 8 days
Responded Jan 30, 2020
Kia ora, What a superb review - thank you. I have to admit I did need to google the meaning of 'gilded the lily', that was a new idiom for me. We are incredibly proud of the natural beauty of our country and love sharing it with enthusiastic travellers such as yourselves. I hope we can tempt you back to New Zealand to join our Northern Portion and discover even more diverse landscapes in the North Island. Kind regards, Anne
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