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Hiking New Zealand's West Coast

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Program #16163RJ
22 Days | 21 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Journey down the west coast of New Zealand’s North and South Islands to find some of the most spectacular hiking terrain on the planet. Explore the soaring Southern Alps, Taranaki volcano, the shores of Queen Charlotte Sound and more on foot. Along the way geologists and other experts teach you about the land and its wildlife, plants and history. Plus expert-led walks highlight the lively capital city of Wellington.


Highlights

• Hike the Queen Charlotte Track and enjoy amazing views of the sunken river valley below.
• Experience the golden beaches and clear waters of the Abel Tasman National Park.
• Venture inside the Honeycomb Hill Cave in the Oparara Basin to examine a wonderland of striking limestone features.

Activity Notes

Hiking up to 11 miles per day over the course of seven hours. Uneven, rocky terrain. Elevations of 6,000 feet.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival New Plymouth, 5 nights; coach to Wellington, 2 nights; ferry to Picton, 2 nights; coach to Motueka, 4 nights; coach to Karamea, 3 nights; coach to Greymouth, 1 night; train and coach to Christchurch, 2 nights; departure.


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19 nights of accommodations
55 meals: 19 breakfasts, 19 lunches, 17 dinners
16 Expert-led lectures
27 Field trips
1 Performances

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