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Read reviews about Walking Legends guided hiking tours and New Zealand as a country to hike in.

The BEST North Island Guided Walks

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I've got to say how much I enjoyed the trip. Not only is your country beautiful, so are all of you. It was a pleasure walking in the forest, and having such warm and friendly people as guides. I'll never forget the conversations I had with you all, the jokes, the card games, the music, everything.

Soumya Rao (India)

Multi Day Guided Walks of North Island, New Zealand

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An experience of a life-time!

Viv Gardner (UK)

Cheers Viv! The best reward for us is that you enjoyed yourself! Come back again soon.

Guided Hiking Tours, North Island New Zealand

Ladies at Lake Waikaremoana

This has to rate amongst the best things I've done in my life! The scenery is superb, the guides exceptional, the food amazing, the whole adventure just wonderful. Thank you Hils and Rob - you're the best.

Shirley Calvert (NZ)

Thank you Shirley. We certainly enjoyed your company. Come back and see us again soon!

Guided Hikes New Zealand - Tongariro Hiking Tour

Top of the Crossing

Never too old for "adventure" - Walking Legends' was a programme I was sure was within my abilities and with real "adventure" content. A good programme and lots of flexibility along the way to accommodate weather & people's wishes etc. I liked Spud's light-hearted attitude, and being allowed to proceed at my own pace. Nothing competitive about one's progress against the others.

John Price (UK)

That's exactly right John, that's our belief too! Thanks for the feedback, we're glad you enjoyed yourself.

Guided Hikes New Zealand - Lake Waikaremoana Guided Walk

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A MASSIVE THANKS to you! The Lake Waikaremoana walk was awesome and you did a fantastic job of organising everything and cooking great meals. I have walked Heaphy, Milford, Routeburn, Banks Peninsula, Queen Charlotte tracks, all of which were great in different ways, but Te Urewera has to be the most spectacular forest of all.

Barb Hayden (New Zealand)

You're very welcome Barb, we totally agree with you - Te Urewera is a special place indeed.

Multi-day Tours with Comfortable Lodging

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Well organised, challenging, and lots of fun which others should experience if coming to New Zealand. Had a brilliant 4 days - amazing walks with cool scenery, good food, warm bed, and something I will always remember.

Jo Sellwood (UK)

Thanks Jo, we're so happy we could help you experience New Zealand at it's best!

Walking Legends New Zealand Professional Hiking Guides

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Andrea, Dan and Kristy are AMAZING! Friendly, knowledgeable and fun, they were just perfect and really made my experience special.

Mabel (Australia)

Thanks Mabel - it was an absolute pleasure hosting your group of friends!

Never going self-guided again.

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Both Rob and Mike were completely professional, brilliantly well-organised and very considerate. Such energy! I was so impressed by their knowledge and interest in the area and we had many informative chats. They were observant and tactful. They worked well as a team and I enjoyed their humour! I loved the forest and wild life, very impressed by the way every detail had been thought through, no half-measures and no second best! Real flair!!!

Jocelyn Robson (UK)

Thank you Jocelyn, that's great to know - we absolutely love what we do and we can't wait to host you again!

Guided Hikes New Zealand - Online Access

Finding Walking Legends online was perfect! It provided an easily organized and unique experience for 3 days of discovery in a remote and wild area of New Zealand. Walking Legends guides, Rob and Hilary, emailed us lists of essentials, and answered questions we had before our exhilarating walk into the dense and beautiful subtropical forests of Te Urewera National Park. Overnight arrangements were made for us before, during and after our walk, and all meals, including snacks were provided. We were delighted with the level of professionalism, the vast knowledge of the area, and how personable our guides were. We had a fabulous experience in a most rare and untouched part of the world. I recommend this guiding company, giving them high marks for attention to detail, planning, providing for the comfort of their guests, and flexibility to adapt to what the situation called for.

Billie Orehovec (USA)

Custom Made New Zealand Hiking Tours

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We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the time we put ourselves in your hands to organise us. The view from our bedroom window was spectacular, and the welcome, the service and the food were as good as they get. The walks you chose were varied, full of interesting and beautiful things to see, and just right for our level of fitness. We really appreciated the way in which you were attentive to our preferences and willing to change plans at short notice to accommodate them. We have very happy memories of walking among blue lakes and white waterfalls, ancient forests and volcanic mountains while listening to Rob's tales of ancient times. Next time we come to New Zealand we will most certainly put ourselves in your capable hands again.

Clifford & Elisabeth Paice (UK)

Guided Hikes New Zealand - Urewera Discovery Tour

The Urewera Discovery Tour was definitely the highlight of my trip to New Zealand. The country is spectacular and we wouldn't have found it on our own. Rob and Hilary were professional, competent guides as well as thoroughly enjoyable company. Their knowledge of the area and enthusiasm for sharing it added immeasurably to the experience. The trip was not too strenuous but provided adequate time for walking, swimming, beautiful sights and of course, cups of tea. I would recommend this journey for anyone interested in New Zealand 's incredible wilderness areas.

Denise Ernst (New Mexico)

Coromandel Explorer Walk


Brad and Hamish were the best guides we have ever had. They adjusted activities to suit the needs of different individuals, provided an excellent local history of each place. They gave us meal breaks at the right times when in the road and trails and nothing was too much bother. They cooked excellent breakfasts and had a relaxed and great sense of humour. Thoroughly enjoyed the trip thanks to our guides.

Maree (Australia)

Thanks Maree - we're so glad that you enjoyed yourself. Hope to see you again sometime!

All I had envisaged plus more!

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Just back from your Great Barrier trip, (11-14) November 2019. Had an amazing time, all I had envisaged plus more. There were good calls made re plans versus weather. Consideration for people’s needs and patience with varying abilities. Well done Karllie and Mike!

Carol (New Zealand)

Couldn't have asked for a better group Carol! Thank you, we appreciate your feedback so much.

Genial and hospitable tour with talented crew!

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Judy and I really loved the walk around Lake Waikaremoana. Appreciated your genial and hospitable tour around the Lake bolstered by your talented crew, Andy, David and Andrew, not to mention the inimitable Rob.

Peter (New Zealand)

Thank you so much Peter! It was a pleasure to host you both.

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