Tramping in New Zealand
New Zealand Tramping Tours
Hiking New Zealand takes people trekking (we call it tramping) to secret places well off the beaten tourist trails. Our tramping tours suit the active traveler with an interest in nature. Our small group tours involve multi-day hikes, camping and often kayaking and caving. See our Hiking Safaris, or the trips below, for ways you can experience tramping in New Zealand the way Kiwis do it.
We can plan a New Zealand hiking tour designed to suit your own special interests, preferences and abilities. Your hiking tour would include places we go to on our scheduled South Island trips, but we can also take you to other special...
There are many reasons why doing a guided tramping tour is better than trying to do the tramping alone. These include:
- Fitting more into your schedule. Everything is well organized. You won't waste time or get lost finding the start of tracks or finding your accommodation in between hikes. If your tramp ends in a different place to where you started then your transport is all sorted.
- Your guide knows the area well and will show you many special places you will likely miss traveling alone.
- Your guide has an intimate knowledge of New Zealand's nature, geography and history and will provide you with many insights you would likely never learn when traveling and tramping independently.
- Equipment supplied. Much of the hiking and camping equipment you need is either included in the tour price or can be hired at a reasonable cost. No need to travel to NZ with all your tramping equipment or buy it once you get here.
- There are a lot of dangers when tramping in New Zealand's wilderness. Many have drowned in rivers, people get lost and sudden weather deterioration can catch people out in exposed places. Doing an organized tramping tour means you have a guide who knows how to manage the risks. They also know first aid and how to organize support and evacuation should you suffer an injury.
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Go tramping in New Zealand the way the locals do it.