11592
New Zealand
Hiking Under Southern Skies
Hike the iconic trails and stunning landscapes of New Zealand, learning from experts as you discover national parks, cascading falls, a wildlife sanctuary and traditional Maori culture.
Program No. 11592RJ
Length
22 days
Starts at
5,839
Flights start at
1,550
Getting There
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At a Glance

Challenge your mind and body on some of New Zealand's most spectacular hiking paths. Hike over the world-renowned Tongariro Crossing and a section of the celebrated Routeburn Track. As a special highlight, enjoy four days on Stewart Island, a native wildlife sanctuary seldom accessible to visiting groups.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Challenging
Hiking 6-10 miles daily on mixed terrain that is frequently hilly, rocky or uneven. Ascents of up to 2,000 feet. Elevations up to 6,000 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Expert-led hikes explore mountainous Tongariro National Park and Kaimanawa Forest Park.
  • Experience Maori culture including the powhiri (formal welcome), traditional songs, dances and hakas.
  • Walk sections of the well-known Routeburn Track and Greenstone Trails.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
Featured Expert
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John Jordan
An avid mountaineering enthusiast, John Jordan enjoys leading learning adventures in New Zealand and overseas, and has received recognition for his services to Search and Rescue. With his wife, Margaret, he owns a dairy farm at the base of Mt Taranaki (Egmont). John has a special interest in native plants, especially native ferns.
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Nigel Roberts
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Brien Mahoney
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