South To North Island Hiking Tour

Our 17 day Hiking Highlights tour is a one way tour between Christchurch and Auckland which offers many selected hikes along the way. You may book only the North or only the South Island sections of the itinerary. New Zealand is the down under island paradise for nature lovers and recreational walkers – an ideal place to take part in a guided hiking tour. Where else in the world can you find as many different landscapes, climate zones and vegetation types so close together? NOTE: The Hiking Highlights South & North Island Tour starts in Christchurch in the South Island and finishes in Auckland in the North Island. You may also be interested in our HIking Highlights North & South Tour.

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Day 1

Explore New Zealand’s natural beauty

Bush walking is a great way to explore New Zealand‘s natural beauty. This tour includes many walks in the most beautiful National Parks where you will discover extinct as well as active volcanoes, secluded beaches, deep mountain lakes, geysers and thermal activity areas as well as fiords and rain forests.

Day 2

Overnight cruise of Milford Sound

Take an overnight cruise on a sailing boat through the deep glacier carved fiords of Milford Sound. You’ll be served a delicious dinner whilst anchored in one of the tranquil bays. Expect to see wildlife including fur seals basking on rocks. Go exploring with a nature guide in the tender craft (small boat) and kayaks.

Day 3

Flexible program

Our Hiking Highlights itinerary is flexible. Choose to book only the South or only the North Island sections of the itinerary. We also offer optional extension programmes: swimming in the Bay of Islands in the North Island and relaxing in Akaroa in the South Island.