As youngsters, we both grew up exploring the back country areas around Lake Waikaremoana, Tongariro National Park and the Coromandel Peninsula, and after years of guiding the Great Walks in the South Island of New Zealand, we decided it was time to come home and share this amazing back yard of ours with people in an authentic and personal way - by providing the most incredible guided hikes in New Zealand without the crowds! Since we started in 2003, we've learned what it takes (sometimes the hard way!) to run incredible hiking trips in off the beaten track locations by taking all the right ingredients and carefully combining them.
When it comes to taking an adventure tour, we believe that people will make or break your experience. That's why a Walking Legends hiking tour starts not just with your guides, but from the moment you pick up the phone to talk to us about your holiday. Everyone in our organisation is crazy about hiking, and leading hiking tours in New Zealand. We're pretty selective about who we choose to take on in our dedicated team, so you can rest assured that you'll be coming on a trip with people who's experience, dedication and expertise are second to none. We're proud of our team!
Walking Legends started with people who love adventure travel and hiking in New Zealand's wilderness. We know exactly what it's like to arrive in a new place. Hours spent with maps and brochures mean hours you've lost, as your precious holiday ticks by. We take pride in sorting out all those little details and uncertainties of a new adventure so you won't have to, and after ten years in the game we've turned it into a fine art. We travel to some isolated places on our trips, but that doesn't mean you have to compromise on a comfortable bed, fantastic food or amazing service - life is too short for that, so we make it our mission to make sure you take your hiking tour in style.