Not sure what to expect?

Read our journal entries below for a more detailed insight into our guided walks, Which ones to do, what to bring, what you’ll see, who you’ll meet and more.
Brad Taylor - Lord of Hiking

Who are Walking Legends?

One look at the legs on Brad Taylor and it’s clear that here is a man who spends a lot of time walking. A proud wilderness enthusiast, Brad holds the prestigious self-awarded title of ‘Most Completed Tours of the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk.’ He stopped counting at 100.
Two hikers on Great Barrier Island

COVID-19: Keeping you safe on your guided walk

If you’re anything like me, you’ll be busting a gut to get out there and travel again, but you want to be safe. Your safety is our top priority. So, here’s what we plan to do to make your experience on our guided walks and hiking tours, the cleanest and safest it can be so you can book your next guided walk with confidence.
Tongariro Alpine Crossing hike

Tongariro Alpine Crossing: Part 1 – When Should I Go?

An insiders guide to walking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Choose the best time to go to ensure you get the most out of your precious time.
The Coromandel Coastal Walkway - two hikers descend into Poley Bay

Just Go Guided: Top 3 Reasons Why A Guided Walk Is Just Better

The biggest myth of the outdoors is that Kiwi’s don’t want to walk with a guide. Unlock a whole other level of outdoor experience and afterwards, you’ll never want to freedom-walk again.
Hiker Jumping for Joy on Panekire Bluff

Top 5 Things To Ask Before Booking A Guided Walk

Considering a guided walk this summer? Here are the top 6 questions you should be asking before you go.

Tongariro Alpine Crossing: Part Two – What To Wear

Here's what you need to know to show up looking like you know what you’re doing. Let’s go over what to bring and what to wear to keep your packing down to an efficient minimum.

Great Barrier Island: Hiking the forested fringes of New Zealand

Great Barrier Island really gets under your skin. Once you’ve been, you won’t be able to imagine a holiday spent anywhere else. Bali? Ruined. Rarotonga? No thanks.
An aerial view of the Tongariro National Park volcanic massif in the central plateau of New Zealands' North Island

Travel Insurance – What you need to know before you go!

Travel insurance seems like such a gamble sometimes. If you’re travelling on a budget, the cost of travel insurance can feel like a burden. But if something happens to you or your stuff in our great Kiwi outdoors, you want to make sure you can recover quickly and get back to enjoying your hard-earned holiday time!
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