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.
Hiker descends scree slope above Emerald Lakes

Re-Opening Fortress New Zealand : Latest Update

The latest update on the reopening of New Zealand's international borders to the world.
Two hikers above Emerald Lakes

Our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy: What you need to know before you join a New Zealand guided walk with Walking Legends.
Walking Legends Guided Walks

How To Get Your Friends To Join You On Hiking Holidays

If you love to hike, but you find it hard to gather a crowd to keep you company, try these tips to encourage your friends to join you on your next hiking holiday.
tips for solo travelers

Tips for Solo Travelers

Travelling solo can be intimidating at first. There is a knack to traveling solo, here are our tips for solo travelers so you can go from shy tail-end-Charlie to solo-travelling Warrior Queen.
Tongariro Northern Circuit

Tongariro Northern Circuit: A North Island Great Walk

If you’ve done the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, congratulations! But you’ve by no means done the best walk in the Tongariro National Park! That title goes to the Tongariro Northern Circuit.
Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk

Which Lake Waikaremoana guided walk is best?

So, how do you know which Lake Waikaremoana guided walk is right for you? Well, let's cover the main points of difference on each walk so you can be confident you'll have a wonderful time.
Hire gear guided walk

Hire gear for free on your North Island guided walk

We’ve perfected the art of guided walk gear hireage over the past two decades to make sure your guided walk experience in the North Island is as smooth and hassle-free as it can be!
Walking Legends

Who Are Walking Legends? Let’s Talk Before We Walk

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.
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