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Guided Walks New Zealand - Day Tours

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Address: Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-442 3000
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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"EVERY STEP A STORY....”

It’s our privilege to take you into some of...

"EVERY STEP A STORY....”

It’s our privilege to take you into some of the most beautiful and spectacular areas in the Queenstown and Fiordland region to experience everything from glacial valleys and majestic mountains to beautiful lakes and pristine rainforest. Our friendly, knowledgeable local guides ensure you have the time to enjoy the whole experience nature has provided.

We’ve chosen our range of walks for their natural history, scenic beauty, remote locations and varied terrain. We’re proud of our company's reputation for providing friendly, informative and personalised guided walks for small groups, and working to make Guided Walks NZ the most memorable part of your New Zealand experience.

Why choose Guided Walks NZ? The answer’s simple – we’re the only guiding company permitted to walk "off track" in the National Park. This means we avoid the crowds and experience a true 'wilderness' walk, letting you see and touch the real New Zealand.

Guided Walks since 1868

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Beautiful walk

We did the guided day walk to the Routeburn Valley. From the word go, we had a perfect day - good weather, fun fit group of four and great guide, Pam. We were collected from our... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did the guided day walk to the Routeburn Valley. From the word go, we had a perfect day - good weather, fun fit group of four and great guide, Pam. We were collected from our accommodation on time and we headed out to the start of the walk after a quick tour of Glenorchy. This is an incredibly beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great trip! I did the aspiring wilderness experience. Pam picked us up and drove to glenorchy which is the most beautiful drive down the lake. We put on jackets and got on the Dart river jet boat, it is fast and exciting but you still get the opportunity to stop and take photos. We got up just 100m... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of our favorite treks in New Zealand! Stunning views including rivers, mountains, forests, waterfalls, and more!! Seriously, words can't describe the views you get on this track! Also definitely worth it have a guide for this tour; very insightful and learned a lot about the track and the national park!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group of 4 people (1 couple, and 2 people traveling solo) had an amazing walk guided by Hugh. His knowledge of the plants and birds was fantastic, and he worked hard to ensure each person saw, touched, or tasted something that was of interest. The Routeburn Track (walk to the hut, round-trip of about 7 hours) is well-groomed, however... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

During our Routeburn tour, our guides literally opened our eyes to our surroundings sharing insights on pretty much everything we could see from the trees, the rocks, the streams the mounts, the birds,... This truly was an eye opening experience!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We were very lucky to have Shaun with us and it was just me and my mother and Shaun due to low peak travellinv period. He was the personal tourguide on the Routeburn Track 1 day walk. He even gave us an unique experience on the track which veers off from the wide gravel track and into parts of the... More 

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Kiwionwheels, Marketing at Guided Walks New Zealand - Day Tours, responded to this review

Kia ora Thanks for your review. I'll be sure to pass this on to Shaun, he is a superstar guide and like everyone likes to see the positive outcomes - especially in print. Hope the rest of your holiday was just as good. Kind regards Nigel Kerr More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed the 'Lakeshore Forest and Bird' walk I took this morning. My guide, Shaun, was excellent. As well as being knowledgeable about the bird life and the forest surroundings, he shared information about the culture and history of New Zealand which added to the experience. Highly recommended!!!

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Kate_NTT_Southern, Marketing Coordinator at Guided Walks New Zealand - Day Tours, responded to this review

Kia ora Patricia, Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you had a thoroughly enjoyable 'Lakeshore Forest and Bird' trip with Shaun. He is a great guide and has so much knowledge that he really enjoys sharing with visitors. I will be sure to pass your compliments onto him. Thank you for your recommendation. Safe travels. Kind Regards,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went on the Routeburn walk today. We throughly enjoyed it! Our guide Sean was amazing!!! He was extremely knowledgable and answered our many questions about New Zealand as we hiked this beautiful trail. Even though it was winter, once we started walking we warmed up quite a bit! Make sure you bring proper shoes! The lunch... More 

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Kate_NTT_Southern, Marketing Coordinator at Guided Walks New Zealand - Day Tours, responded to this review

Kia ora Katie, Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you had a a great trip with your husband on the Routeburn Track. Walking the Routeburn is quite amazing in winter. Shaun is fantastic isn't he. He has so much knowledge and really enjoys sharing this with visitors. The hot tea would have been quite the treat when... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

My wife and I undertook the half day 'Lakeshore, Forest & Bird' walk. Our guide Pam was wonderful. Warm, friendly, knowledgeable, and caring about the environment she was keen to reveal to us. Although the cloud cover was persistent, the views were fabulous. Pam instructed us in great detail about the vegetation and the bird life - and we had... More 

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Kate_NTT_Southern, Marketing Coordinator at Guided Walks New Zealand - Day Tours, responded to this review

Kia ora, Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you have a great trip with Pam. She is exceptional and loves passing on her knowledge. I will be sure to pass on your compliments to her. Fantastic news the clouds still gave you some fabulous views. We hope you were able to capture some moments on camera. Safe... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Shaun from Guided Walks New Zealand Queenstown was a professional and knowledgable guide that took us on an amazing nature and bird walk. He answered all our questions and was very cordial. Shaun also prepared hot drinks and snacks for us which added to the pleasure of our morning walk. First day in Queenstown and we were able to capture... More 

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Kate_NTT_Southern, Marketing Coordinator at Guided Walks New Zealand - Day Tours, responded to this review

Kia ora Sharon, Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you had an amazing trip with Shaun. He is very knowledgeable so enjoys sharing this with his customers. A great thing to do on your first day into Queenstown. We hope you captured some great photos. Enjoy the rest of your travels. Take care. Kind Regards, Kate More 

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