The Best Hiking & Trekking Tours in New Zealand

Find Your Footprint in Nature: Trekking Adventures Await on These Unforgettable Hiking Tours

Mirror Lake, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand Mirror Lake, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand

Are you ready to leave the beaten path and experience the wonders of nature in New Zealand? We've carefully curated a list of top-rated hiking tours based on key criteria such as price, destinations, guest ratings, activities, and service in order to find the best possible hiking tours in New Zealand. Immerse yourself in the beauty of untouched wilderness, navigate scenic trails, and witness breathtaking scenery that will leave you in awe. So, let's find the perfect option for your next trip below.


The Top 3:

  • 7 Days, $2660.00

  • 19 Days, $7670.00

  • 14 Days, $5499.00

What are hiking tours like in New Zealand?

New Zealand

Here are the important factors:

  • 12 trip options analyzed
  • $533 average price per day (USD)
  • 5 to 19 days in length
  • 4.82 of 5 average rating
  • 14 people or less on average

Curious about the diverse range of hiking and trekking tours? Prepare to be amazed by the array of options available to suit every traveler's preferences. It comes as no surprise that visitors adore these tours, given their exceptional average guest rating of 4.82 out of 5 stars. When it comes to group sizes, the average maximum capacity stands at 14 people, allowing for a comfortable and sociable experience. The shortest tour is 5 days, while the longest is 19 days. And for physical activity, you can choose between moderate, easy, and serious, with most of them being moderate. With a comprehensive analysis encompassing 12 hiking and trekking tours, you can rest assured that New Zealand has something tailored to your interests and preferences, promising an unforgettable experience for all.

(All tour prices are in US Dollars before taxes, and come from a base price that is reported by TourRadar. Peak season prices can vary significantly, particularly in destinations where seasonal travel fluctuates dramatically.)

So, let's get to it and see...

The 10 Best Hiking Tours in New Zealand
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for hiking and trekking tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Adventure South



7 Days Start/End in Christchurch 7 Destinations 12 People at Most Ages 16 to 99 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

Set off on an extraordinary journey that has been awarded a 5 out of 5 stars by previous guests. With a duration of 7 days, this voyage offers an intimate group setting, accommodating 12 individuals, while extending a warm welcome to travelers from 16 and up. Immerse yourself in a travel experience that includes 7 destinations, featuring Rabbit Island, Motueka, Abel Tasman National Park, and St Arnaud. Christchurch kicks off your expedition, serving as both the starting and finishing point. Brought to you by Adventure South, this exceptional deal is an incredible steal at a mere $380 per day.

  • Bicycle
  • Hiking & Trekking
  • Bike and Barge
$2,660
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for hiking and trekking tours.
by Explore!



19 Days Auckland to Christchurch 13 Destinations 16 People at Most Ages 16 to 85 Guest Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars

With this option you can experience an unparalleled trip for 19 unforgettable days. It ensures an intimate group setting with 16 participants at most. Uncover the beauty of 13 destinations on this itinerary, with highlights such as Wanaka, Queenstown, Te Anau, and Mount Cook. Auckland will mark the start of your journey, while Christchurch will serve as its final destination. Explore!, the organizer of this journey, extends a warm invitation to guests travelers from 16 to 85 years old. This extraordinary opportunity offers exceptional value at only $404 per day.

  • Hiking & Trekking
$7,670
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for hiking and trekking tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Active Adventures



14 Days Start/End in Christchurch 14 Destinations 14 People at Most Ages 16 to 90 Guest Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars

This fantastic trip has a rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars. Traverse through 14 enchanting destinations, with Fiordland National Park, Haast, Westland Tai Poutini National Park, and Franz Josef among the must-see stops along the route. Christchurch will be both the start and end of your journey. Lasting 14 days, the maximum group size is 14 people, and it's good for travelers from 16 to 90 years old. Organized by Active Adventures, this is a great deal because it's only $452 per day.

  • Kayak & Canoe
  • Hiking & Trekking
  • Ski, Snowboard & Snow
$5,499
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for hiking and trekking tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Adventure South



5 Days Start/End in Queenstown 4 Destinations 14 People at Most Ages 16 to 99 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

With a stellar 5 out of 5 rating, this extraordinary journey is the perfect choice. This trip visits 4 destinations, including Te Anau and Fiordland National Park along the way. Your adventure starts and ends in Queenstown. Spanning across 5 days, the journey accommodates 14 individuals, and is suitable for travelers from 16 and up. Offered by Adventure South, this remarkable journey is priced at just $492 per day. Don't miss out on this incredible experience.

  • Bicycle
  • Kayak & Canoe
  • Hiking & Trekking
$2,460
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for hiking and trekking tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Active Adventures



13 Days Start/End in Christchurch 15 Destinations 14 People at Most Ages 2 to 90 Guest Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars

This exceptional trip offering by Active Adventures has received a 4.9 out of 5 rating. On this 13-day voyage you can unwind while also making new memories. Experience a trip that takes you to 15 remarkable destinations, including Makarora, Fox Glacier, Franz Josef, and Hokitika. Christchurch will be the beginning and end of your trip. With a group size of 14 people, it's suitable for travelers from 2 to 90 years old. This remarkable trip is priced at an unbeatable $486 per day.

  • Hiking & Trekking
  • Family
  • Sport
$5,499
TourRadar
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Active Adventures



14 Days Start/End in Christchurch 19 Destinations 14 People at Most Ages 16 to 90 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

Check out this voyage that has received rave reviews, earning a stellar 5 out of 5 rating. Explore 19 incredible locations on this trip, including Paparoa National Park, Hokitika, Franz Josef, and Okarito. Begin and conclude your remarkable journey in the gorgeous destination of Christchurch. Spanning across 14 unforgettable days, this voyage offers an intimate group experience with 14 participants, and it's great for travelers from 16 to 90 years old. Brought to you by the renowned Active Adventures, this exceptional opportunity is priced at an incredible $550 per day - an unbeatable value.

  • Hiking & Trekking
$6,699
TourRadar
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Active Adventures



14 Days Start/End in Christchurch 12 Destinations 12 People at Most Ages 16 to 90 Guest Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars

This 14-day trip is ideal for travelers from 16 to 90 years old. And priced at only $553 per day, it's a great value, too. You'll enjoy hiking and sightseeing. Discover a journey that spans 12 destinations, with notable stops in Wanaka, Queenstown, Te Anau, and Milford Sound. You'll start and end your journey in beautiful Christchurch. It's offered by Active Adventures, a very popular company with rave reviews and knowledgeable guides.

  • Bicycle
  • Hiking & Trekking
  • Sightseeing
$6,699
TourRadar
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Active Adventures



11 Days Start/End in Auckland 15 Destinations 14 People at Most Ages 16 to 90 Guest Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars

Priced at just $575 per day, this terrific 11-day trip is ideal for travelers from 16 to 90 years old. This trip takes you on an adventure to 15 destinations, including Turangi, Tongariro National Park, Waipoua Forest, and Hokianga Harbour. Auckland kicks off your expedition, serving as both the starting and finishing point. Organized by the reputable Active Adventures, this is one of the best tours on this list.

  • Bicycle
  • Hiking & Trekking
$5,499
TourRadar
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Active Adventures



14 Days Start/End in Christchurch 16 Destinations 14 People at Most Ages 16 to 90 Guest Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars

Check out this incredible journey that has received a 4.9 out of 5 rating from previous guests. With a duration of 14 days, this journey ensures an intimate group size of 14 people, and is good for travelers from 16 to 90 years old. With 16 destinations to explore, you'll get the chance to see Milford Sound, Manapouri, Cromwell, and Kaikoura, and more. You'll start and end this amazing trip in Christchurch. This fantastic option, organized by Active Adventures, presents an unbeatable value at just $575 per day.

  • Hiking & Trekking
  • Wine tasting
$6,999
TourRadar
by Exodus Adventure Travels



18 Days Auckland to Christchurch 21 Destinations 18 People at Most Ages 18 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars

Spanning over 18 days, this voyage has a maximum size of 18 individuals. Welcoming travelers from 18 and up, it is organized by Exodus Adventure Travels, a very popular company with plenty of great reviews. Along the way, this journey encompasses 21 destinations, including Marahau, Abel Tasman National Park, Okarito, and Fox Glacier. Beginning in beautiful Auckland, you'll have a terrific journey that ends in Christchurch. Available at an unbeatable price of only $600 per day, this option also has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from previous guests.

  • Hiking & Trekking
$10,800
TourRadar

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How much do hiking tours in New Zealand cost?

Average Daily Price Hiking & Trekking Tours
$533

Travelers to New Zealand will have a large number of terrific options for hiking and trekking tours at a variety of great prices. The price of hiking and trekking tours here can vary by type, destinations, length, and travel style. Based on thorough data from 12 hiking and trekking tours, their average daily price is a very reasonable $533 per day. If you're interested in more information about tours here, see our guide to tour prices in New Zealand.

And for more information on New Zealand, see New Zealand Travel Costs and New Zealand Hotel Costs.


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