Noted as New Zealand’s first national park in 1887, the park was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for both its cultural importance to the Maori people and its outstanding natural features just over a century later. The 80,000-hectare park features gorgeous jade lakes, old lava flows, steaming craters, colourful silica terraces, and strange alpine gardens, among other volcanic wonders. It is truly breathtakingly beautiful and otherworldly.

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  1. The Classic Tongariro Alpine Crossing Full Day Hike, Fully Guided

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    This 19 km world-renowned Tongariro Alpine Crossing trek is New Zealand's best day one day walk. The track leads up to the saddle between Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Tongariro, enthralling you with its rich cultural identity and dramatic natural scenery. This amazing day hike amidst the incredible Tongariro volcanoes is an experience not to be missed. You will encounter up close old lava flows, active craters and volcanic peaks on New Zealand's greatest walking journey.

    The landscape on Tongariro is peppered with the different coloured and shaped craters that have been active at different periods, scoured volcanic rocks, mountain springs, and brightly coloured emerald lakes.

    This is a fully guided and small group full day walking tour, hosted by experienced local guides. You will only need to carry a day pack allowing more flexibility to immerse yourself in the dramatic alpine and volcanic landscapes.

    No alpine experience is required.

    Witness the incredible power of nature at close range, and you will soon agree 'The Classic Tongariro Alpine Crossing is New Zealand's greatest walking journey.

    Departure Dates:

    Departure daily all year round on request. Summer & Winter Walk seasons are both available. You can book online or contact us for booking.

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?  We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Whakapapa Village, New Zealand
    This 19 km world-renowned Tongariro Alpine Crossing trek is New Zealand's best day one day walk. The track leads up to the saddle between Mt ...
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  2. Luxury New Zealand North Island Walk, Bike & Kayak (Auckland to Hawke’s Bay) 8D7N, Fully Guided

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    A horizon-expanding on an 8-day multi adventure; hike, bike and kayak New Zealand’s diverse North Island from rolling green hills to volcanic landscapes and endless coastlines that will leave you enchanted. From Auckland, Rotorua, Cathedral Cove, Lake Taupo to Hawke’s Bay and everything splendour in between; be left breathless in New Zealand’s raw natural wonders.

    Your incredible odyssey begins at Auckland from where you shuttle to Coromandel Peninsula and take a brief van ride to Broken Hills Recreation Area. Hike past creeks, farmlands and discover an unchanging forest and valley. Paddle through white cliffs and watch as the whales, dolphins grace their habitat. Traverse suspension bridges and uncover the historic gold-mining area. Cherish the astonishing views of rainforests filled with leafy tree ferns. Admire fascinating view of an incredible landscape that lies over a volcanic fault line. Engage in a breathtaking bungee-jumping exercise off a 49 m (160 ft) high cliff. Hike the scenic Tongariro National Park and appreciate the picturesque view of the sequestered lake Rotopounamu. Treasure wonderful scenery of Huka falls and Waikato River. Ride in the shadow of Te Mata Peak and appreciate the beautiful sight of the Cape Kidnappers. Task yourself with an invigorating climb to the top of Te Mata Peak, adore its stunning views of ocean and countryside before shuttling to Napier Airport where your inspiring journey ends.

    This luxury package includes 7 nights’ accommodation in luxury hotels on a twin share basis. All meals and transfer as specified are included. You will be escorted by two support vans and three tour leaders on each departure for an average 6:1 guest-to-leader ratio. With multiple walking options to choose from each day accommodating varied activity levels and giving you the freedom to enjoy the best of a region at your own pace. An experience tailored to suit your priorities and personal style, walk in true comfort.

    Immerse into the great outdoors and unearth the best of New Zealand’s North Island. Where nature’s secrets are waiting to be discovered, escape to the raw and intimate wonders of this part of the world. A perfect voyage for the nature enthusiast seeking adventure in all its sense for an ultimate hiking, biking and kayaking kiwi adventure.

    Dates or itinerary don't fit? We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys to Red Centre. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Auckland
    A horizon-expanding on an 8-day multi adventure; hike, bike and kayak New Zealand’s diverse North Island from rolling green hills to volcanic landscapes ...
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  3. Ultimate North Island Hike, Bike & Kayak Adventure 11D10N

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    Discover at every step, peddle and every row New Zealand’s diverse North Island from rolling green forests to volcanic landscapes and endless coastlines that will leave you breathless at every turn. Immerse the dramatic landscapes including the Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Auckland and Tongariro National Park.

    Departing from Auckland, journey on a truly diverse adventure to a part of the world where landscapes are so contrasting blending magnificent coasts and beaches, sprawling lush farmlands and geothermal wonders. Over 11 days, discover your slice of paradise traversing remarkable landscapes including several great walks of New Zealand, all boasting its unique connection to nature. Hike the volcanic terrain of the renowned and challenging Tongariro Alpine, trek across active volcano zones, embark on a spiritual walk through lush forests amongst the largest kauri trees, traverse atop cascading waterfalls and climb amongst coastal clifftops. The exhilaration culminates mountain biking through a majestic redwood forest, snorkel or kayak the world’s largest sea cave, rubber tube through mysterious caves lit by the spectacle of a thousand glittering glow worms, cruise the pristine Bay of Islands and sandboard towering sand dunes. This adventure is filled with surprises!

    In between, get connected to nature exploring an island of paradise of golden sandy beaches to bathing in natural hot springs. Collide with unforgettable wildlife and marvel at a geothermal wonderland where geysers shoot and grounds are filled with hot mud pools. Each day connect with the intimate Māori culture ever-present in the North Island.

    Your 11 days adventure include 10 nights’ accommodation in cosy stays nestled in the quiet sanctuaries across the natural beauty of North Island. Unwind in luxurious facilities including swimming pools and indoor spas. Meals are inclusive as well as activities as specified in itinerary. You will be escorted by two experienced adventure guides posing unrivalled passion as they bring the adventure to life. Enjoy the comforts of carrying just a day pack.

    Embrace the great outdoors and uncover the best of New Zealand’s North Island. Where nature’s secrets are waiting to be discovered, every step reveals an unimaginable beauty of this part of the world that has to be seen to be believed. A perfect escape for the nature enthusiasts seeking the North Island’s ultimate hiking, biking and kayaking adventure.

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?

    We specialise in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Auckland, New Zealand
    Discover at every step, peddle and every row New Zealand’s diverse North Island from rolling green forests to volcanic landscapes and endless coastlines ...
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    From $6,003.52 Per Person, Twin Share
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  4. North To South Ultimate Traverse 22D21N, Self-Drive

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    Do and see it all on the ultimate New Zealand road trip, a 22-day odyssey from the Bay of Islands to the Southern Alps. This once-in-a-lifetime adventure showcases the country’s best active experiences including 3 of the Great Walks.

    Tucked away at the bottom of the world, New Zealand is a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty: tropical beaches, snow-capped mountains, sparkling fiords, raging rivers and active volcano zones. For the outdoor enthusiast, keen on hiking, biking, paddling and more, New Zealand has no shortage of things to see and do. Home of the Great Walks (known to be some of the best hikes in the world) and many other day and multiday hikes, you could spend months trying to see it all. Luckily for you, this road trip leaves no stone unturned on an epic journey from north to south.

    Departing from Auckland, hit the road to tick off New Zealand’s best active experiences. Drive New Zealand’s most scenic roads including Buller Gorge, the Crown Range and Milford Road. Discover dramatic landscapes, magnificent wilderness and stunning wildlife on New Zealand’s Great Walks including the Tongariro Northern Circuit, the Abel Tasman Coast Track and the Routeburn Track. Uncover beautiful beaches and twinkling bays on in the Bay of Islands and Coromandel, and a geothermal wonderland in the Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Follow the path of Captain James Cook on the Queen Charlotte Track, heli hike to the top of the Franz Josef Glacier and bask in the brooding shadow of Mount Cook (Aoraki), New Zealand’s tallest mountain. You will also have the opportunity to cruise Lake Wanaka and the magnificent Milford Sound, and explore diverse cities and towns including Wellington, Queenstown, Dunedin and Christchurch at your own pace.

    This action-packed 22-day active and nature-focused self-drive package includes 21-nights’ boutique hotel accommodation on a twin share basis. At the end of each fun-filled day, you will sleep in comfort and have access to luxurious facilities and amenities including swimming pools, plunge pools and spas. Twenty-two days full size car rental is included as well as activities and sightseeings as specified in the itinerary. Daily breakfast provided.

    Do New Zealand – and do it right – on this thrilling 22-day self-drive road trip from North to South. The diverse landscapes and exciting experiences will capture your heart.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Auckland, New Zealand
    Do and see it all on the ultimate New Zealand road trip, a 22-day odyssey from the Bay of Islands to the Southern Alps. ...
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  5. North To South Grand Traverse 17D16N, Self-Drive

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    Traverse New Zealand from North to South on this action-packed 17-day self-drive road trip showcasing the country’s best active experiences including 3 of the Great Walks.

    Tucked away at the bottom of the world, New Zealand is a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty: tropical beaches, snow-capped mountains, sparkling fiords, raging rivers and active volcano zones. For the outdoor enthusiast, keen on hiking, biking, paddling and more, New Zealand has no shortage of things to see and do. Home of the Great Walks (known to be some of the best hikes in the world) and many other day and multiday hikes, you could spend months trying to see it all. Luckily for you, this road trip leaves no stone unturned on an epic journey from north to south.

    Departing from Auckland, hit the road to tick off New Zealand’s best active experiences. Drive New Zealand’s most scenic roads including Buller Gorge, the Crown Range and Milford Road. Discover dramatic landscapes, magnificent wilderness and stunning wildlife on New Zealand’s Great Walks including the Tongariro Northern Circuit, the Abel Tasman Coast Track and the Routeburn Track. Uncover beautiful beaches and twinkling bays on the Coromandel Coastal Walk and a geothermal wonderland in the Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Follow the path of Captain James Cook on the Queen Charlotte Track and heli hike to the top of the Franz Josef Glacier. You will also have the opportunity to cruise Lake Wanaka and the magnificent Milford Sound, and explore diverse cities and towns including Wellington, Queenstown, Dunedin and Christchurch at your own pace.

    This exhilarating 17-day active and nature-focused self-drive package includes 16-nights’ boutique hotel accommodation on a twin share basis. At the end of each fun-filled day, you will sleep in comfort and have access to luxurious facilities and amenities including swimming pools, plunge pools and spas. Seventeen days full size car rental is included as well as activities and sightseeings as specified in the itinerary. Daily breakfast provided.

    Get the most out of your trip to New Zealand, with this 17-day self-drive road trip. The beautiful landscapes and thrilling activities will stay with you.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Auckland, New Zealand
    Traverse New Zealand from North to South on this action-packed 17-day self-drive road trip showcasing the country’s best active experiences including 3 of the ...
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  6. North Island Highlights Road Trip 8D7N, Self-Drive

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    Discover the highlights of the North Island at your own pace, with this 8-day nature- and walking-focused self-drive road trip showcasing the Bay of Islands, The Coromandel, Rotorua and Tongariro National Park.

    New Zealand’s North Island offers island sanctuaries and lively cities with a large helping of culture and history for a truly diverse holiday experience. From the Bay of Islands where New Zealand’s political history began, journey through landscapes that blend magnificent beaches and coasts, sprawling farmlands and geothermal wonders. Maori culture is rich and ever-present in many parts of the North Island.

    Departing from Auckland, hit the road to experience the wonders of the North Island. Discover an island paradise of golden, sandy beaches and charming towns in the Bay of Islands; traverse one of New Zealand’s best coastal walks in The Coromandel; explore the world’s youngest geothermal system in Rotorua; and experience one of the world’s best day walks – the Tongariro Alpine Crossing – in Tongariro National Park. Throughout your journey, there will be ample opportunities to stretch the laces on your hiking boots as well as explore the cities, towns and countryside at your own pace.

    This 8-day nature- and walking-focused self-drive package includes 7-nights’ boutique hotel accommodation on a twin share basis. At the end of each fun-filled day, you will sleep in comfort and have access to luxurious facilities and amenities including swimming pools, plunge pools and spas. Eight days full size car rental is included as well as activities and sightseeings as specified in the itinerary. Daily breakfast provided.

    Discover the best of the North Island’s nature and hiking, with this 8-day self-drive road trip. This fertile heartland will inspire you with beautiful coastlines, lush forests and rugged, volcanic mountains.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Auckland, New Zealand
    Discover the highlights of the North Island at your own pace, with this 8-day nature- and walking-focused self-drive road trip showcasing the Bay of ...
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  7. Luxury North Island Bike 'n' Hike 11D10N, Self-Drive

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    Bike and hike the best of the North Island on this action-packed 11-day self-drive road trip including Auckland, the Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, Tongariro, Napier and Okahune.

    Tucked away at the bottom of the world, New Zealand is a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty: tropical beaches, raging rivers, active volcano zones, award-winning wine country and more. For the outdoor enthusiast keen on hiking and biking, the North Island of New Zealand has no shortage of things to see and do. Home of the Great Walks and Rides (known to be some of the best hikes and rides in the world) and many other exciting activities, you could spend months trying to see it all. Luckily for you, this road trip offers the best of the North Island on two feet – and two wheels!

    Departing from Auckland, hit the road to discover the brilliance of the North Island. Stretch the laces on your hiking boots in Tongariro National Park, home to some of New Zealand’s most dramatic landscapes. Cycle the North Island’s Great Rides including the Hauraki Rail Trail and the Hawke’s Bay trails as well as world-class mountain bike trails including “The Redwoods”. Along the way, you will also have the opportunity to explore vibrant cities and towns, spend time at wonderful Waihi Beach, and sample world-class Hawke’s Bay wines. You will also visit the mysterious Waitomo Glow Worm Caves, where you will witness the spectacle of a thousand glittering glow worms.

    This 11-day hiking- and biking-focused self-drive package includes 10-nights’ boutique hotel accommodation on a twin share basis. At the end of each fun-filled day, you will sleep in comfort and have access to luxurious facilities and amenities including swimming pools, plunge pools and spas. Ten days full size car rental is included as well as activities and sightseeing as specified in the itinerary. Daily breakfast provided.

    Embrace the great outdoors on this exhilarating 11-day self-drive road trip. This package is perfect for active couples and families seeking the North Island’s ultimate hiking and biking experiences.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Auckland, New Zealand
    Bike and hike the best of the North Island on this action-packed 11-day self-drive road trip including Auckland, the Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, Tongariro, ...
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  8. ❄️Winter Tour❄️The Classic Tongariro Alpine Crossing & Mt Ruapehu Hike 2D1N, Fully Guided

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    Hike Tongariro Alpine Crossing and Mt Ruapehu in Winter to enjoy the incredible Tongariroas as tranquil and unhurried as it used to be. The world-renowned Tongariro Alpine Crossing through Tongariro National Park will enthrall you with its snow and ice blanketed landscapes as well as amazing lakes and craters. Classed as one of 'New Zealand's Great Walks' and New Zealand’s best day walk, you'll walk into a spectacular snow-white wonderland.

    This is a fully guided and all-inclusive 2-day walking tour, hosted by specialist winter guides. Your small group (maximum 10) will walk 6 - 8 hours each day. You will only need to carry a day pack allowing more flexibility to immerse yourself in the dramatic alpine and volcanic landscapes.

    At the end of each day you will return to your accommodation, Chateau Tongariro Hotel, a 4-star historic hotel set spectacularly against Mt Ruapehu, in the heart of the National Park where you will enjoy great New Zealand food each evening.

    Your tour includes 1 night's accommodation, all meals, expert guides with exceptional knowledge, all equipment required, and return group transfers to/from multiple locations (Please see the itinerary for the detailed pickup and dropoff location list).

    No alpine experience is required. You'll be provided all winter hiking gear (ice axe, crampons and helmet). The expert alpine guides are with you the whole way to teach, and instruct you in the correct management and safe procedures.

    Witness the incredible power of nature at close range, and you will soon agree 'The Classic Tongariro Alpine Crossing & Mt Ruapehu Hike' is New Zealand's greatest walking journey.

    Departure Dates:

    Departure daily from 1 May to 30 September on request. Weather dependent. You can book online or contact us for booking.

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?  We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Taupo, New Zealand
    Hike Tongariro Alpine Crossing and Mt Ruapehu in Winter to enjoy the incredible Tongariroas as tranquil and unhurried as it used to be. The ...
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  9. The Classic Tongariro Walk & Whanganui River Canoe 3D2N, Fully Guided

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    Hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing & Mt Ruapehu, and paddle up the Whanganui River - New Zealand's only Great Walk by canoe! This is a unique and spectacular walking and canoeing journey for you to accomplish two of New Zealand's 9 Great Walks over three incredible days. This journey takes you beyond the clutches of modern civilisation. In it's place you'll find peace and quiet as well as dramatic alpine and volcanic landscapes, native forest and beautiful birdsong, and rich Maori and European history.

    Rated as New Zealand’s best day walk, trek amidst the incredible Tongariro volcanoes is an experience not to be missed. Hike Mt Ruapehu, the highest (2797m) mountain of the three active andesitic volcanoes in the Tongariro National Park, and encounter up close old lava flows, active craters and volcanic peaks.

    Explore the scenic beauty of Whanganui National Park paddling up the Whanganui River, a landscape of remote hills and bush clad valleys. Visit the world famous Bridge to Nowhere, and listen to the stories of the river and of years gone by.

    This is a fully guided and all-inclusive 3-day walking and canoeing tour, hosted by experienced local guides. Your small group (maximum 10) will walk 6 - 8 hours and paddle 4 - 5 hours each day. You will only need to carry a day pack allowing more flexibility to immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes.

    At the end of each day you will return to your accommodation Powderhorn Chateau, at the doorstep of the spectacular Tongariro National Park.

    Your tour includes 2 nights' accommodation, all meals, expert guides with exceptional knowledge, all equipment required, and return group transfers to/from multiple locations (Please see the itinerary for the detailed pickup and drop-off location list).

    Walking and canoeing...two great ways to truly experience the Tongarior National Park and Whanganui National Park.

    Departure Dates:

    Departure daily all year round on request. Summer & Winter Walk seasons are both available. You can book online or contact us for booking.

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?  We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Taupo, New Zealand
    Hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing & Mt Ruapehu, and paddle up the Whanganui River - New Zealand's only Great Walk by canoe! This is ...
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  10. The Classic Tongariro Alpine Crossing & Mt Ruapehu Hike 2D1N, Fully Guided

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    The world-renowned Tongariro Alpine Crossing through Tongariro National Park will enthral you with its rich cultural identity and dramatic natural scenery. Classed as one of 'New Zealand's Great Walks' and New Zealand’s best day walk, this 2-day hike amidst the incredible Tongariro volcanoes is an experience not to be missed. Encounter up close old lava flows, active craters and volcanic peaks on New Zealand's greatest walking journey.

    This is a fully guided and all-inclusive 2-day walking tour, hosted by experienced local guides. Your small group (maximum 10) will walk 6 - 8 hours each day. You will only need to carry a day pack allowing more flexibility to immerse yourself in the dramatic alpine and volcanic landscapes.

    At the end of each day you will return to your accommodation Powderhorn Chateau at the doorstep of the spectacular Tongariro National Park.

    Your tour includes 1 night's accommodation, all meals, expert guides with exceptional knowledge, all equipment required, and return group transfers to/from multiple locations (Please see the itinerary for the detailed pickup and drop-off location list).

    No alpine experience is required.

    Witness the incredible power of nature at close range, and you will soon agree 'The Classic Tongariro Alpine Crossing & Mt Ruapehu Hike' is New Zealand's greatest walking journey.

    Departure Dates

    Departure daily all year round on request. Summer & Winter Walk seasons are both available. You can book online or contact us for booking.

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?  We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Taupo, New Zealand
    The world-renowned Tongariro Alpine Crossing through Tongariro National Park will enthral you with its rich cultural identity and dramatic natural scenery. Classed as one ...
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    From $915.19 Per Person, Twin Share
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