We wanted to express our appreciation for the excellent trip. The weather was perfect, so that helped of course. We have done this before in Dec 2010, and it was up to the then same high standard, in all respects. Thanks for food, heli rides (begin and end) jetboat, meals, guides, and lodge hosts. Can you please convey to our guides Rebekah and Michelle our appreciation of their personable style, excellent commentaries (revealing a fair knowledge of Te Reo as well) botanical and historical, and general command and coordination of the whole event.
Ross and Sally, NZ – February 2021 – Hollyford 3 day Guided Walk
We did the Experience Fiordland 4 night/5 day Te Anau based package with New Zealand walks. This is the second time we have used this company and like the first time, everything ran like clockwork. Anna, the owner, communicated brilliantly throughout, from initial ideas and booking, right through to questions whilst we were there. The service providers used were all excellent. Guides were flexible and accommodated the groups' requests. Every aspect of our itinerary was spot on. Having a base to come back to each evening enabled us to relax in the evenings and sample the many good restaurants that Te Anau has to offer. This package is a great way to experience sections of three of the great walks.
Helen and Ian, NZ – January 2021 – Experience Fiordland 5 day package
We had a great trip on the Abel Tasman Track and would like to commend you and your outfitter for wonderful service. We are already recommending you to our friends.
Wendy, NZ - January 2021 - Abel Tasman Track
We have just completed an amazing experience with Becs and Grace as our guides on the Hollyford Track. They were incredibly knowledgeable about the plants, the history of this track, early settlers stories and facts which made the places much more meaningful. Becs' enthusiasm and motivation throughout extremely wet conditions was exceptional and we enjoyed both the guides company very much.
Barry and Trish, NZ – January 2021 – Hollyford 3 day Guided Walk
Back in Picton after a fabulous few days walking. Transfers and accommodation all good. Had a wonderful dolphin experience at Punga when a pod came in to the jetty and put on a performance, more so when a mad Irishman jumped into the water! Will be recommending QCT.
Debbi, NZ - November 2020 - Queen Charlotte Track
I just wanted to let you know that we finished our amazing trip yesterday! The whole trip went really well - we truly enjoyed the beautiful sounds. Apart from the first day, the weather was great for walking. Thank you for helping us to make this happen! Your efforts are much appreciated!
Fiona, NZ – November 2020 – Queen Charlotte Track
I was very lucky to be able to complete the Queen Charlotte Track on 6th March. The scenery was stunning and the weather wasn't too bad, it rained for two days but the last two days there wasn't any rain, it was perfect for walking . Our guide was very knowledgable in history and wildlife . I learned a lot on New Zealand native birds. The food and accommodation was excellent out of my expectations. I will definitley visit New Zealand again, there are many walks are on my bucket list.
Liz, Australia – March 2020 – Queen Charlotte Track
I had THE VERY BEST TIME!!! I had absolutely no idea what to expect & I have to say the utter beauty of NZ was simply jaw dropping. The weather was perfect, the actual hike was soooo much fun (& a little challenging at times!), the accomodation was AMAZING, the attentive staff & the great new friends I made, all fantastic!!!
Judy, Australia – March 2020 – Queen Charlotte Track
Everything on both the Abel Tasman walk and the Queen Charlotte walk was very well organised and Anna did a superb job in booking and liaising with us. The accommodation was great in lovely lodges along the way. Beautiful scenery and I recommend that you book with New Zealand walks.
Val, Australia – January 2020 - Abel Tasman Track and Queen Charlotte Track - 11 day 'Top of the South' package
Queen Charlotte was absolutely legendary!!!! Way more than I expected! Thank you Anna! Can't wait for Abel Tasman :)
Greg, USA – December 2019/January 2020 – Queen Charlotte Track and Abel Tasman Track - 11 day 'Top of the South' package
Everything went really well, all plans ran as hoped and we loved the walking. Such gorgeous landscapes!! We even had the treat of walking for a day in the rain, knowing all the while that we would have a hot shower and dry clothes at the end of the day. This short visit to NZ has reminded us how much we love being in New Zealand! How easy the whole experience is, how beautiful and diverse the flora, fauna and landscapes, how delicious the food is, how good the wine is, how vast the craft brewing industry has become and how friendly and helpful the people are. We will recommend again to all and sundry.
Robyn, Australia - March 2019 - Abel Tasman Track and Queen Charlotte Track - 11 day 'Top of the South' package
We all had an amazing time with everything organised so well and the accommodation and meals, packed lunches were incredible and definitely first rate. It was so great to get to such gorgeous lodges each day. I absolutely loved every minute and could not believe how spectacular the walk was. The Marlborough sounds are amazing. I will definitely be recommending it and hope next year or year after to try and tackle the Milford Track. Thank you again for your amazing service and making everything so easy.
Cindy, Australia - February/March 2019 - Queen Charlotte Track
We thoroughly enjoyed walking the Queen Charlotte Track. We had an exceptional guide who was passionate about all aspects of the track and New Zealand. He provided an interesting and informative commentary on a wide range of topics along the full length of the track. We had a great group of fellow walkers and enjoyed some good camaraderie along the way. The lodges all provided excellent accommodation and meals. The weather was good for walking and we were able to enjoy the wonderful variety of vegetation, scenery and landscapes along the length of the Track. Taking an extra day at Lochmara Lodge meant we were able to relax and do some kayaking in West Bay. We have no hesitation in recommending the 5-day Classic Guided Walk, as it was a most rewarding experience.
Patti and Ralph, Australia - February 2019 - Queen Charlotte Track
It could not have been better and will certainly recommend New Zealand Walks as the company of choice for five star walks in NZ.
Steve, Australia - February 2019 - Abel Tasman Track and Queen Charlotte Track
We had the best time ever on the Abel Tasman! It was just perfect and everything was seamless and excellent.
Helen, Australia - January 2019 - Abel Tasman Track
Our tramp (Queen Charlotte Track) was definitely the highlight of our time in New Zealand.
Linda, USA - January 2019 - Queen Charlotte Track
We had an amazing honeymoon, during which we often cited our luck in finding you! As you know, we got around to planning late in the game and most things were booked. We were thrilled when you found two tramps for us and counted ourselves lucky, not realising just how lucky we were until we got there. Abel Tasman was fantastic and we loved Awaroa lodge. With sea kayaking sandwiched between two days of hiking, we felt like we got to see so much and still had time for beers, pizza and backgammon at the lodge as well as glow worms and diabolical eels. The sea kayak guide was a special treat with his knowledge of the landscape. Then, on to the Hollyford which was one of the best guided trips I’ve ever experienced. The remote access and incredible guide made for an unforgettable trip. The lodges were great. To have a homemade three course meal at the end of a long hike and retire to bunk beds was so wonderful. Add to that the ancient podocarp forest, speed boat, sea lions and helicopter return journey, it was over the top. We really feel that we owe the success of our honeymoon in large part to you. Thank you for finding us spots on both of those treks and for your advice on driving distances. We can’t believe how lucky we were to stumble upon you on the internet.
Lloyd, USA, December 2018/January 2019 - Abel Tasman Track and Hollyford Track
We walked the Queen Charlotte Track in late Oct early November - taking 5 days including a rest day at Lochmara Lodge on day 4. The organisation by Anna at NZ walking holidays was fantastic, accommodation excellent and food just right. No wet tents to pack up and carry. No trying to cook dehydrated food late in the day before the rain came or the light faded. It was perfect. Hard to know whether we will ever return to usual bush walking again!
This really is a beautiful part of the world and the track was so well maintained.
Ngarire, Australia - November 2018 - Queen Charlotte Track
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