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Walking Tours & Tracks in New Zealandby TrueNZ Guides

Walking tracksOtago walking tours
About Otago, New Zealand

Some say that Dunedin is more Scottish than Scotland! Watch the “scarfies” as they scurry around the vibrant university campus and browse the bookshops in the central city Octagon.

Out on the Peninsular you will be captivated by the Royal Albatross colony. There are marvellous penguin watching opportunities too.

Inland, you could try cycling the Central Otago Rail Trail or take the stunning backcountry trip via Dansey’s Pass and Naseby. This is rugged pioneer gold mining country steeped in history with spectacular scenery to entrance you.

The elegant town of Oamaru features some of New Zealand’s best examples of 19th centurary architecture. Oamaru is also renowned for its penguin colonies and was the town in which the author Jant Frame grew up. Oamaru is almost certainly the town of "Waimaru" in her writings.

See the Moeraki Boulders and follow the Vanished World Fossil Trail.

Gravity Action

Other Rural Otago

Queenstown

Walking

Join us on one of our spectacular , scenic guided walks.
You can choose from
A) Skippers Trail, which consists of a 2.5 hr walk. 4wd tour and gourmet lunch at the Historic Skippers Schoolhouse. $159...heli out option $339

B) Cecil Peak Station which consists of a helicopter flight across lake Wakitipu, 2.5 walk, BBQ lunch at Walter Peak High country farm, optional farm tour and transfer back to Queenstown aboard the historic TSS Earnslaw Steamboat. $449

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Phone: 03 442 5277
Mobile (and SMS): 027 226 3058
Address: 19 Shotover Street, Queenstown

 

Glenmac Farmstay Walks

Kurow

15kms from Kurow or 60kms from Oamaru

Enjoy a day walk on Glenmac. Defined tracks to follow. Walk beside a river, climb up and enjoy the view which ranges from the mountains to the sea and finish with a down hill walk home.

Walking time would be approximately 5 hours. There are shorter options available also.

Walkers are given a map, directions etc and can enjoy the day at their leisure.

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Phone: 03 436 0200
Mobile (and SMS): 027 222 1119
Address: 477 Gards Road, RD 7K, Oamaru

 

Guided Walks New Zealand

Other Rural Otago

Queenstown, Wanaka & Fiordland, 40mins from Glenorchy

Experience the passion and knowledge of Kiwis (New Zealanders) who are actively involved in nature education and conservation.

Visitors to Queenstown, Wanaka and Fiordland have a choice of expeditions on foot, either Privately Guided walks specially tailored to their requirements and ability, or half and full day hikes in small groups.

During the winter months we also offer half and full day Snowshoeing trips. Experience the serenity of the spectacular `back country` around Queenstown this winter on SNOWSHOES!
Snowshoes give you instant access to the spe

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Phone: 03 442 7126
Freephone: 0800 455 712

 

 

 

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Glenmac Farmstay Walks

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Guided Walks New Zealand

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Otago Walking includes:

 

 

Are you looking for Otago accommodation?
Check out the Otago accommodation page of the New Zealand B&B guide, which includes bed and breakfast's, farmstays, homestays, vineyard stays and self-catering accommodation. Or perhaps you would prefer luxury accommodation in otago?

 

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