Our popular New Zealand Contrasts itinerary offers a range of exciting day walks in eight of the 14 NZ National Parks. Spend time walking, usually on good trails, through a wide range of contrasting landscapes: mountains, shoreline, valleys, NZ bush and rainforest and finally volcanic lava.
This ambitious itinerary combines adventure, real walking, good food, and great places to stay, with ‘High Places’ (and New Zealand’s) own informal and relaxed style.
Depending on availability, it may be possible to leave the NZ Contrasts group for a few days to hike the Milford or Routeburn Track. The Milford Track is 3 nights/4 days, Routeburn Track is 2 nights/3 days. Please view the detailed itinerary for more information on this.
The Land only trip ends in Auckland but if you are short of time you can save North Island for next time and end the trip in Christchurch after Mount Cook.
Our High Places NZ Office can also suggest hotels, buses, flights and arrange campervan or car hire. You can contact them on their website: https://www.highplaces.co.nz/contact.html
Walking most days 5-7+ hours. The whole range of New Zealand’s spectacular landscapes. Adventurous but with enough comforts and time to relax. Add cost of NZ domestic flight to Nelson. Option to leave trip in Christchurch before flight to Rotorua. S Island Only
What clients say…
“I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the New Zealand Contrasts holiday with High Places. All the leaders were so knowledgeable about the wildlife, history and areas we walked in and we stayed in some stunning locations. Food was great too! I will definitely be ‘singing your praises’ to others!”
“The walking in such varied areas – rainforest, ridges and valleys in Mount Cook area, and not forgetting the exciting jet-boat rides! …..Excellent leaders and food – some of the best we have ever had on a trek…..
Clive & Maggie Sweet, New Zealand Contrasts.
What is included in the price?
- Accommodation (Lodges and Chalets, Overnight boat (1 night), mostly en-suite)
- Meals (Except dinners in towns - see B,L,D in detailed itinerary)
- Guide (Guided walks as per itinerary)
- Domestic Flights (Domestic flight Christchurch - Rotorua)
- Transport (Private bus)
What is not included in the price?
- Transfer on arrival
- Optional trips eg. glacier
- Scenic flight
- Personal expenses