The most memorable hiking holidays are those that are shared with friends. The good times, the laughs, the memories – it’s something you’ll be talking about for years to come. If you’re already a committed hiking holiday veteran, congratulations, you have excellent taste. It’s time you got more credit for your wonderful ideas! Now we just need to inspire your less-adventurous friends to join you and open their eyes to a whole new level of outdoor experience. But how do you convince them to come along?
We’ve got your back – this is where we shine. Walking Legends is the leading North Island guided walking company, so you can suggest a Walking Legends hiking holiday to your friends, with confidence.
We have some excellent options to please both the hiking veterans and outdoor newbies alike within your group. We have guided walks in 4 areas of the North Island; Great Barrier Island, Coromandel, Lake Waikaremoana and the Tongariro National Park. Each area is unique not only in terms of scenery, but the selection of trails available and the grade of terrain. Speak to our friendly team to determine which of our hiking holidays is going to be the best starting point for you.
So how do we make it fun, easy and memorable for you all?
We walk for fun
At Walking Legends, we do “luxury” hiking holidays. It’s not all miserable, military-style yomping through the bush under a heavy pack. For those who are unable to carry weight on their back, reassure them that they’ll carry much less weight than they would if they were walking independently. In our most remote areas, we’ve got on-trail guides who carry the food and a support boat to do the heavy lifting. On our lodge-based walks, we can leave your extra gear safely in your rooms while we’re out on the trail and you’ll simply carry a small daypack of around 5kg with just the essentials for the day. You’ll finish up the days walking with a cold drink and a delicious meal – you won’t have to lift a finger, you can sit back and enjoy good conversation and the beautiful atmosphere.
We have something for everyone
We have itineraries to suit all tastes and fitness levels. Most of our hiking holiday itineraries can be customised to suit your particular group. We can shorten the longer walks, or provide easier alternatives so you can all share in the success of completion. For groups larger than 10, we’ll often have 2 guides and 2 vehicles, so splitting the group between two trails for the day is an easy way to keep everyone happy and entertained.
We make hiking holidays easy to organise, we promise!
The “burden of organising” is borne by us! We do all the hard, logistical thinking. You don’t have to feel overwhelmed by all the tiny details that need sorting, which can quickly suck all the fun out of organising a holiday. We take care of all of those little niggly pieces so that things flow smoothly and everything is where it should be when it’s needed. You can save your energy for the walking!
Trust Is Key
Safety is our number one priority. All of our guides have First Aid qualifications, some have Pre-Hospital Emergency Care certificates. They are regional experts, they know the local conditions to expect and all the tricky spots on the trail to make sure your time isn’t cut short by unfortunate injuries. We train our guides to handle outdoor emergencies in the safest possible way, so you can shut off your thinking mind and just relax and enjoy yourself!
Reassurance during a pandemic
For your friends who are particularly COVID-weary and a little hesitant to put something in diary, we understand, we don’t want them to be let down either. So, we are offering a reassuring COVID-19 booking guarantee for all our guests. If your region or the region we’re going to walk in, is placed into a Level 3 or Level 4 restriction, we’ll either work with you to find a suitable replacement date or give you a 100% refund.
So next time the table conversation comes around to your next group holiday destination, suggest a North Island guided walk with Walking Legends. We’ll help you cap off a perfect group trip that you’ll be talking about for years to come.
Take the next step….
For more information on which area might be best to start with, give our friendly team a call on 0800 925 569 (WALK NZ) or send an enquiry email to [email protected] Ask for a copy of our ‘Hiking Holidays For Groups’ catalogue to get those inspirational juices flowing and get ready for the best summer of your life.