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Guided Walks New Zealand

441 reviews
Queenstown, New Zealand
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About Guided Walks New Zealand
"EVERY STEP A STORY....” It’s our privilege to take you into some of the most beautiful and spectacular areas in the Queenstown and Fiordland region to experience everything from glacial valleys and majestic mountains to beautiful lakes and pristine rainforest. Our friendly, knowledgeable local guides ensure you have the time to enjoy the whole experience nature has provided. We’ve chosen our range of walks for their natural history, scenic beauty, remote locations and varied terrain. We’re proud of our company's reputation for providing friendly, informative and personalised guided walks for small groups, and working to make Guided Walks NZ the most memorable part of your New Zealand experience. Why choose Guided Walks NZ? The answer’s simple – we’re the only guiding company permitted to walk "off track" in the National Park. This means we avoid the crowds and experience a true 'wilderness' walk, letting you see and touch the real New Zealand. Guided Walks since 1868
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Ultimate Nature Experience from Queenstown: Dart River Jet Boat Ride and Lake Sylvan Hike
3 reviews
Combine a 2-hour jet boat ride on the Dart River with a 3-hour Mt Aspiring National Park hike to Lake Sylvan on this day trip from Queenstown. You’ll zip along the waterway before a leisurely tromp through a native beech forest with a knowledgeable guide. Soak up the remarkable scenery, plants and birdlife in the UNESCO-listed landscape, which includes a portion of the Routeburn Track. Enjoy lunch by the lake on this small-group tour, limited to 10 people to ensure more personalized attention.
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$275.46 per adult
5 reviews
Explore Queenstown’s snowy backcountry on a wintertime snowshoe hike, suitable for beginners and experts. An experienced guide offers instructional tips during an orientation session, then leads you at a leisurely pace through this alpine environment. Stop at scenic viewpoints to enjoy coffee and cookies and snap photos of the exquisite South Island scenery. Snowshoe equipment and round-trip hotel transport are included on this small-group tour, limited to 10 people.
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$120.81 per adult
6 reviews
Embark on a 3-day guided trek on the Hollyford Track, one of New Zealand’s most renowned hiking trails, located in the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park. An experienced guide leads you past the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps through native rainforest to the rugged west coast. You’ll backpack through the Hollyford Valley, ride a jet boat and take a helicopter flight into magnificent Milford Sound. Enjoy personalized service, world-class cuisine and comfortable lodge accommodation during this small-group tour, limited to 16 participants.
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$1,415.25 per adult
Lake Wakatipu Nature Walking Tour from Queenstown
4 reviews
Explore Queenstown nature on a half-day walking tour along the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Enjoy views of the Remarkables mountain range as you take an easy route through native beech forest and learn about South Island flora and birdlife. Soak up the water views and hear Maori legends of the lake. Your morning or afternoon tour includes a snack plus hotel pickup and drop-off. Numbers are limited to 10 people, ensuring a small-group experience with your knowledgeable nature guide.
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$79.39 per adult
Famous Routeburn Track
This great walk in Mount Aspiring National Park starts with a gradual climb through a 130 million year old magical world of ferns, mosses, lichens and Beech forest. We enjoy lunch surrounded by the grandeur of alpine meadows, meandering streams and majestic snow capped mountains. On our return we explore the old forgotten paths of the Maori, as we travel along the old Greenstone trails, finding new enchantment around each corner, where native birds abound.
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$137.38 per adult
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't do ski or snow boarding, but I still want to see the remarkables and the wakatipu basin. So I signed up for snow shoe. It was one of the best hiking experience I have ever had. The weather was perfect, the mountain and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Lucy_L_NTT, Marketing Manager at Guided Walks New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia ora ClementWHY Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review on your snowshoe trip with us, we're thrilled to hear you enjoyed it and found it to be one of the best hikes you've done - fantastic! We have to agree...More

Reviewed April 24, 2019

16.2km (39 flights of stairs) walk on the Routeburn Track with our guide David. For the 6 of us on the tour...we had fun, heat, lunch and pesky namu(Okarito repellent for NZ sandflies helps). I was quite proud for my age and conditioning to survive...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Lucy_L_NTT, Marketing Manager at Guided Walks New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2019

Kia ora Lynn C Many thanks for taking the time to place a review on your Famous Routeburn Track guided walk with us. It's great to hear you enjoyed your day out with David and well done on completing 16.2km of walking - including the...More

Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Awesome trip, good combination of walking, beautiful scenery, great lodges & food, and informative & fun guides & hostsMore

Date of experience: April 2019
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Lucy_L_NTT, Marketing Manager at Guided Walks New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2019

Kia ora Julie-Anne C Thanks very much for your review and rating, we're so glad you enjoyed your Hollyford 3 Day Wilderness Experience. There is a certainly a huge variation in scenery along the track, we're lucky to be able to guide in such a...More

Reviewed April 4, 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed this challenging day hike on the Routerburn track along the river through the gorge. Our guide David did an excellent job of entertaining and educating us about the history of the area, and all the flora and fauna. (We really appreciated that he...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Lucy_L_NTT, Marketing Manager at Guided Walks New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2019

Kia ora EJDLaker Thank you for your excellent review. We're thrilled that you enjoyed your day walk on the Routeburn with us and you had a good day out with David. We are very lucky to be able to guide in such a stunning landscape,...More

Reviewed March 19, 2019

At first we thought this was rather expensive for what we regarded as a tramp - but it is so much more than that! A tramp it certainly is, including an almost 20km walk on the first day, with full packs. However, the packs only...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Lucy_L_NTT, Marketing Manager at Guided Walks New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2019

Kia ora EJC142TR Thanks very much for taking the time to review your Hollyford 3 Day Wilderness Experience with us. We're very glad to hear you enjoyed your trip and found it to be more than the usual tramp. We would have to agree that...More

Reviewed February 17, 2019

My husband and I were the only two people on the tour, so the personal attention we received from our guide Kate was outstanding. She had great information about the local plants and birds we saw, and her friendly, easygoing personality made the long day...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Lucy_L_NTT, Marketing Manager at Guided Walks New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2019

Kia ora SoCalQTPie Thanks very much for placing a review on your guided walk with us, it sounds like you might have done the Famous Routeburn Track day walk. Great to hear that you enjoyed your trip came away with some new-found knowledge of local...More

Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

The half-day walk was billed as “the best of native flora and bird-life. Native birds are readily seen and heard. You’ll be introduced to an array of edible and medicinal plants used by Maori and European settlers on this fun half day walk ... a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Lucy_L_NTT, Marketing Manager at Guided Walks New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2019

Kia ora Nigelsimon Thanks for taking the time to place a review on your trip, we're sorry to hear that on this occasion the experience didn't meet your expectations. We appreciate your feedback which will be passed on to the team for follow up where...More

Reviewed January 22, 2019

I loved the guided walk I did a few months ago, you do so much in one day: jet boating on the Dart River, a guided walk and the drive to get to Glenorchy is fabulous! Our guide Stefan was amazing, so knowledgeable, smiley and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Amelia H, Marketing Coordinator at Guided Walks New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2019

Kia ora Drey, thank you for leaving such a wonderful review. Aspiring Wilderness Experience is such a great mix of experiences. Nga mihi (regards), Amelia

Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

We spent a half-day with naturalist and guide, Seb Thomas, walking through the land surrounding Bobs Cove outside Queenstown. It was a perfect beginning to our first-ever NZ adventure, with one of the most enjoyable, intelligent, and informed guides during a perfect sunny morning. We...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Amelia H, Marketing Coordinator at Guided Walks New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2019

Kia ora Bob, thank you for leaving a 5 star review. Isn't Seb amazing! Hopefully we will see you again soon on one of our other walks. Nga mihi (regards), Amelia

Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

This was an awesome adventure, which included a 2 hr Shotover River jet boat ride (with Dart Jet Boats - I will review that separately, but also highly recommend that alone if you aren’t into hiking) and a 2.5 hour gentle, guided hike through beech...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Lucy_L_NTT, Marketing Manager at Guided Walks New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2019

Kia ora magnoliamomzy Thanks so much for the review of your Aspiring Wilderness Experience with Guided Walks New Zealand. We're thrilled to hear that you and your family had such a great day! We agree this trip is a great way to experience the natural...More

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Kia ora Angela. The price varies dependent on the trip you choose. As an example a half day Forest & Bird is NZ$107, a Full day Routeburn $242, the full day Rob Roy and Ultimate Nature Experience are in the $300-$500... More
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