OVERVIEW

With emerald-green islands sprinkled across sparkling water, quaintly historic towns, sheltered white-sand beaches and resurgent wildlife, the Bay of Islands is rightly one of New Zealand’s top tourist destinations. Outside the bustling tourist hub of Paihia and the busy Christmas holidays, it’s still the kind of place you can find a beach or a bushwalk to yourself.

The Bay is gaining a reputation as an active holiday destination with a year-round mild climate and great opportunities for kayaking, sailing, mountain biking and, of course, walking. The Cape Brett Track offers some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in New Zealand, and that’s saying something. We have pieced together four beautiful walks that allow you to experience the region from both the land and the sea. Private transfers on both land and sea seal this intimate expedition, as you walk and explore the Bay of Islands region.

Russell, your base for the duration of your stay, will offer all the creature comforts you need, from welcoming, well-appointed accommodation to fine restaurants and private transfers by land and water.

During your stay, you’ll also get a sense of the Bay of Islands’ role as the crucible of New Zealand history. The area boasts some of the country’s oldest archaeological sites, its first European settlements and the place where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed, the start of an ongoing experiment to forge a society where Maori and Pakeha (Europeans) live side by side.

Highlights

  • Walk the Cape Brett Track along a rugged peninsula to a historic lighthouse with spectacular 360-degree views — hands down the best one-day walk in Northland and one of the best in the country.
  • Visit the ruins of a 19th-century whaling station in a picturesque bay accessible only by boat or on foot.
  • See rare birds such as the tieke (saddleback) or kakariki (red-crowned parakeet) on pest-free island sanctuaries.
  • Island-hop through the three main bush-clad islands, each lovelier than the next, with sublime views and superb walking.
  • Zip across the Bay in a water taxi operated by a member of the local iwi (tribe); if conditions allow he’ll take you through the iconic Hole in the Rock or let you try your luck at fishing.
  • Explore historic Russell, New Zealand’s first capital, and eat your way around its excellent restaurants.
  • Enjoy refreshing swims at pristine white-sand beaches.
  • Explore forests of lush tree ferns, crimson-flowered pohutukawa and towering kauri trees.
  • Stay five nights at the welcoming Villa Russell, a short stroll from the town centre. Sample fresh oysters and top New Zealand wines and hear kiwi and weka calling at night.

WALK OVERVIEW

TYPE OF WALK
SELF GUIDED
TRIP LENGTH
6 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Easy to Moderate

Grade 2 - Easy to Moderate

Some hill sections and occasional steps. Walking experience not required.

PRICE FROM
$ 1995

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 490

Accommodations charge the same price per room regardless of whether there are one or two people occupying it. To cover the cost of the accommodation when occupied by one person we need to charge the single occupancy fee.

per person

Book now

ITINERARY

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6

DAY 1
Travel to Kerikeri/Russell

Your holiday starts in Russell.  We pick you up at Kerikeri airport or you can drive directly to Russell from Auckland. There is no walking scheduled for today leaving you free to explore your surroundings. Enjoy a stroll around the foreshore or spend the day relaxing in your centrally located accommodation.

Enjoying dining at one of the many fantastic restaurants in Russell in the evening.

Accommodation: Russell in ensuited rooms

DAY 2
Bay of Islands Loop (Russell-Opua-Paihia-Russell)

This might not be a wilderness experience but it’s a great introduction to the inner Bay of Islands, a 19km flat to gently undulating loop trail which takes you through small towns and native bush, along beaches and over boardwalks through mangrove forests, rarely more than a stone’s throw from the sea. You’ll have opportunities to stop for fish and chips or fresh oysters; you’ll also take two ferries (incurring an additional $1 per journey, that can be paid by cash only), making for a varied and scenically rewarding day. Walk in and out of your accommodation today.

Walking: Moderate / 19kms / 6-7hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast

Accommodation: Russell in ensuited rooms

DAY 3
The 3 Islands: Motuarohia, Moturua and Urupukapuka.

It wouldn’t be a trip to the Bay of Islands without a bit of island hopping. A private water taxi will whisk you between these three islands, each with its own distinct character and history. What they all have in common is great views and resurgent wildlife, thanks to a 10-year-long project to eradicate pests and bring back native birdsong. Highlights include the view from the top of Motuarohia; the bird-filled bush and beaches (bring your swimsuit!) of Moturua; and the rugged, cliff-edge scenery of Urupukapuka. Your water taxi driver, Bob, is an added bonus. Let’s just say you won’t be short of stories. Once again walk in and out of of your accommodation today.

Walking: Moderate / 9kms / 3-4hrs plus about 2hrs by boat

Meals: Cooked breakfast and lunch pack provided

Accommodation: Russell in ensuited rooms

DAY 4
Whangamumu whaling station

A relaxing, scenically varied day which takes in a stunning, horseshoe-shaped bay, a ruined whaling station, and a stand of kauri, New Zealand’s most famous tree. On your way back you’ll get a preview of tomorrow’s Cape Brett walk and a chance to swim at Oke Bay, one of the Bay of Islands’ most beautiful beaches – and believe us, there’s a lot of competition for that title.

Walking: Easy to moderate / 10kms / 4-5hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast and lunch pack provided

Accommodation: Russell in ensuited rooms

DAY 5
Cape Brett Walk

We’ve saved the best for last. The Cape Brett Track, easily the best one-day walk in Northland, follows a rugged peninsula jutting into the Pacific with jaw-dropping views on all sides. You’ll start off in shady coastal bush which gradually gives way to wind-swept scrub and finally an exposed rocky ridge. Don’t be fooled by the relatively short distance – a lot of up and down makes this a challenging day. When you crest the final hill and a panorama of ocean, sheer-sided islands and a historic lighthouse opens up before you, you’ll realise it’s been more than worth it. To cap it all off, Bob, your water taxi driver, will pick you up from the rocks below the old lighthouse keeper’s cottage (conditions permitting and you’ll need a reasonable sense of balance) and take you through the iconic Hole in the Rock by boat before returning you to Russell.

Walking: Moderate to challenging / 16kms / 6-8hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast and lunch pack provided

Accommodation: Russell in ensuited rooms

DAY 6
Onward journey after breakfast

A relaxed morning which may include a walk on the beach.  After a delicious cooked breakfast, you will be transferred back to Kerikeri airport; that’s if you flew in. A scenic drive back to Auckland or elsewhere awaits you if you drove.

Meals: Cooked breakfast

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Pack-free walking

  • 25+ years experience

  • Customised

  • Eco Travel

  • 6 day package: 5 nights’ accommodation
  • 5 breakfasts and 3 lunches
  • 4 great walks in Northland including Cape Brett
  • Private transfers from Kerikeri
  • All water taxis on the Bay of Islands
  • Insulated lunch bag and map case
  • National Park fees and walking permit at Cape Brett
  • Auswalk authored comprehensive walking notes

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

Villa Russell is a beautiful old-world, quite luxurious, Bed and Breakfast. The accommodation itself has a long history dating back to 1910. It is just a couple of minutes walk from the village, waterfront and restaurants yet totally private and secluded. The bed and breakfast is on the hill which affords you great views of the Bay.  Your hosts Steve and Sue have a wealth of information about the area and can provide you with information or assistance if you need it. Steve has his own yachts and offers a day sailing on his charter yachts. The rooms all have ensuites and are very comfortable.

The Duke of Marlborough hotel is right at the jetty for the passenger ferry to Paihia. The hotel has beautiful facilities, a full-service restaurant right on the bay and a bar. It is both the first and original hotel that stands here in Russell. It also has a long and fascinating history. The rooms all have ensuites and are very comfortable.

Both accommodations are in the oldest town in New Zealand. Russell is a great place to come not only is you love walking, but also golf, sailing or just to go fishing. Russell’s history is significant, including being a key player in the Maori wars. Its closeness to New Zealand’s first capital Okiato (where the car ferry comes in) also adds to the history.

Both of the accommodations we use have superb views over the Bay. Staying in Russell affords you the opportunity to dine at some excellent eateries. If you have more energy after your walks you can further explore the town including making your way to the flag pole at the top of Russell, famous for being chopped down a number of times in the Maori wars.

  • Bed and breakfast accommodation

  • Old world Country Hotel accommodation

GENERAL INFO

AVAILABILITY OF THE BAY OF ISLANDS WALK

This trip is almost always available, but we don’t suggest the winter months of June, July and August. We suggest that if you can avoid January and February when the area gets more crowded with holidaymakers. The walking temperatures are also higher but then you can also take a swim. There is a surcharge at this time (as well as during the holiday period of December and of course in January and February). Spring (September to November) and autumn (March to May) are good times to walk.

WALKING

The tracks are well-graded, with some ascents and descents. There are some potentially difficult bits if you have a fear of heights. The walk distances average about 15 kms a day allowing you to explore the many isolated beaches. You will also have the option of undertaking additional walks should you wish to further explore the region.

GETTING THERE AND AWAY

There are two main ways to get to and from the walk.

You can fly to Kerikeri from Auckland, where one of our transfer providers will meet you for a 30 min transfer to Paihia, from Paihia you will need to catch a 15 minute ferry to Russell. Your accommodation is a short 200m from the Russell ferry jetty. Please note the ferry is an additional $9 which you will need to pay in cash on the day.

Alternatively you can self drive. The drive to Russell is around 3.5 hours from Aucklkand. The roads from Auckland are excellent and there are ample opportunities to explore on the way by taking the more scenic routes. Your vehicle can be left safely at your accommodation in Russell.

WEATHER

From December through February it is usually warm to hot with excellent swimming weather. You will need to book well in advance for January and February due to the summer school holidays. March through May and September to November is usually cooler, with long sunny days, perfect for walking.

See the New Zealand Meteorological Service information about average temperatures and rainfall at different times of the year.

INSURANCE

We require that you purchase a travel insurance policy for all travel overseas, including New Zealand. We charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it, however, it is most important in the event of an accident or loss of property. See FAQ’s for more information.

INFORMATION PACK

For almost 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants. You can get in touch with us via our contact form, email us at info@auswalk.com.au, or call us on +61 3 9597 9767.

MAP

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • 1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $1995

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $495
  • 1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $1795

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $495

    4 Pax

  • 1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $2075

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $495
  • 1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $1875

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $495

    4 Pax

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6 or 7 day Kumano Kodo Nakahechi

BACK
What's Included
  • Walk the entire Kumano Kodo Nakahechi from end to end via magnificent shrines ending at the glorious Nachi waterfall and temple complex
  • Walk pack free with luggage transfers from accommodation to accommodation
  • 5 or 6 nights stay in an intimate family run or smallish traditional Japanese lodgings with in-house onsens
  • Superb traditional multi-course meals for breakfast and dinner each day on the walk. Plus 4 walkers lunches
  • Itineraries can be flexible to shorten the walking or slow the trip down by adding more rest days
  • Enjoy worry-free navigation with Auswalk’s authored comprehensive track notes and  maps
  • 24/7 support from our representatives on the ground

Blue Mountains Traverse 7 Day

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Self-guided 7 Days From $1845 Moderate to Challenging What's Included

Blue Mountains Traverse 7 Day

BACK
What's Included
  • The best of the Blue Mountains walks
  • 6 nights’ accommodation with ensuites
  • Cooked or continental breakfast each morning, walkers lunches each walking day and select ala carte dinners at local restaurants
  • Vehicle transfers and luggage transport
  • We shift along the track from accommodation to accommodation to limit time in a vehicle, creating more time to relax and enjoy the region
  • Scenic world Railway, Skyway & Gondola all-day pass & National Park admission
  • Enjoy worry-free navigation with Auswalk’s comprehensive track notes, maps, map case, insulated lunch bag & info pack
  • 24/7 support from Auswalk’s transfer company and representatives on the ground

Abel Tasman Walk End to End

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Abel Tasman Great walk end to end. Stunning views over golden beaches, estuaries, coves & native forest. Unparalleled opportunities to swim.

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Abel Tasman Walk End to End

BACK
What's Included
  • Full access to the Abel Tasman National Park and its beauty
  • 5 nights accommodation in beautiful lodges including 4-star Awaroa lodge
  • Walk the entire track end to end pack free
  • A la carte meals at Awaroa Lodge including 2-course dinners
  • 5 breakfasts, 4 walkers lunches and 3 dinners
  • Comprehensive track notes, map case, insulated lunch bag and container
  • Enjoy the 26 years of our experience in organising self-guided walking holidays

Queen Charlotte Track – End to End

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Glorious views over the magnificent Queen Charlotte Sound, stunning native forest, gourmet Marlborough area as you walk from Ship Cove to Anakiwa in and out of your accommodation

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BACK
What's Included
  • Full access to the Queen Charlotte track in superb comfort.
  • 5 nights accommodation in beautiful lodge accommodations
  • Walk the entire track end to end pack free, all transfers on and off track
  • A la carte meals including 2 course dinners on the walk
  • 3 breakfasts, 4 walkers lunches
  • We look after you before and after the walk
  • Comprehensive tracks notes, map case, insulated lunch bag and container
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Overview

OVERVIEW

With emerald-green islands sprinkled across sparkling water, quaintly historic towns, sheltered white-sand beaches and resurgent wildlife, the Bay of Islands is rightly one of New Zealand’s top tourist destinations. Outside the bustling tourist hub of Paihia and the busy Christmas holidays, it’s still the kind of place you can find a beach or a bushwalk to yourself.

The Bay is gaining a reputation as an active holiday destination with a year-round mild climate and great opportunities for kayaking, sailing, mountain biking and, of course, walking. The Cape Brett Track offers some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in New Zealand, and that’s saying something. We have pieced together four beautiful walks that allow you to experience the region from both the land and the sea. Private transfers on both land and sea seal this intimate expedition, as you walk and explore the Bay of Islands region.

Russell, your base for the duration of your stay, will offer all the creature comforts you need, from welcoming, well-appointed accommodation to fine restaurants and private transfers by land and water.

During your stay, you’ll also get a sense of the Bay of Islands’ role as the crucible of New Zealand history. The area boasts some of the country’s oldest archaeological sites, its first European settlements and the place where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed, the start of an ongoing experiment to forge a society where Maori and Pakeha (Europeans) live side by side.

Highlights

  • Walk the Cape Brett Track along a rugged peninsula to a historic lighthouse with spectacular 360-degree views — hands down the best one-day walk in Northland and one of the best in the country.
  • Visit the ruins of a 19th-century whaling station in a picturesque bay accessible only by boat or on foot.
  • See rare birds such as the tieke (saddleback) or kakariki (red-crowned parakeet) on pest-free island sanctuaries.
  • Island-hop through the three main bush-clad islands, each lovelier than the next, with sublime views and superb walking.
  • Zip across the Bay in a water taxi operated by a member of the local iwi (tribe); if conditions allow he’ll take you through the iconic Hole in the Rock or let you try your luck at fishing.
  • Explore historic Russell, New Zealand’s first capital, and eat your way around its excellent restaurants.
  • Enjoy refreshing swims at pristine white-sand beaches.
  • Explore forests of lush tree ferns, crimson-flowered pohutukawa and towering kauri trees.
  • Stay five nights at the welcoming Villa Russell, a short stroll from the town centre. Sample fresh oysters and top New Zealand wines and hear kiwi and weka calling at night.

WALK OVERVIEW

TYPE OF WALK
SELF GUIDED
TRIP LENGTH
6 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Easy to Moderate

Grade 2 - Easy to Moderate

Some hill sections and occasional steps. Walking experience not required.

PRICE FROM
$ 1995

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 490

Accommodations charge the same price per room regardless of whether there are one or two people occupying it. To cover the cost of the accommodation when occupied by one person we need to charge the single occupancy fee.

per person

Book now
Itinerary

ITINERARY

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6

DAY 1
Travel to Kerikeri/Russell

Your holiday starts in Russell.  We pick you up at Kerikeri airport or you can drive directly to Russell from Auckland. There is no walking scheduled for today leaving you free to explore your surroundings. Enjoy a stroll around the foreshore or spend the day relaxing in your centrally located accommodation.

Enjoying dining at one of the many fantastic restaurants in Russell in the evening.

Accommodation: Russell in ensuited rooms

DAY 2
Bay of Islands Loop (Russell-Opua-Paihia-Russell)

This might not be a wilderness experience but it’s a great introduction to the inner Bay of Islands, a 19km flat to gently undulating loop trail which takes you through small towns and native bush, along beaches and over boardwalks through mangrove forests, rarely more than a stone’s throw from the sea. You’ll have opportunities to stop for fish and chips or fresh oysters; you’ll also take two ferries (incurring an additional $1 per journey, that can be paid by cash only), making for a varied and scenically rewarding day. Walk in and out of your accommodation today.

Walking: Moderate / 19kms / 6-7hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast

Accommodation: Russell in ensuited rooms

DAY 3
The 3 Islands: Motuarohia, Moturua and Urupukapuka.

It wouldn’t be a trip to the Bay of Islands without a bit of island hopping. A private water taxi will whisk you between these three islands, each with its own distinct character and history. What they all have in common is great views and resurgent wildlife, thanks to a 10-year-long project to eradicate pests and bring back native birdsong. Highlights include the view from the top of Motuarohia; the bird-filled bush and beaches (bring your swimsuit!) of Moturua; and the rugged, cliff-edge scenery of Urupukapuka. Your water taxi driver, Bob, is an added bonus. Let’s just say you won’t be short of stories. Once again walk in and out of of your accommodation today.

Walking: Moderate / 9kms / 3-4hrs plus about 2hrs by boat

Meals: Cooked breakfast and lunch pack provided

Accommodation: Russell in ensuited rooms

DAY 4
Whangamumu whaling station

A relaxing, scenically varied day which takes in a stunning, horseshoe-shaped bay, a ruined whaling station, and a stand of kauri, New Zealand’s most famous tree. On your way back you’ll get a preview of tomorrow’s Cape Brett walk and a chance to swim at Oke Bay, one of the Bay of Islands’ most beautiful beaches – and believe us, there’s a lot of competition for that title.

Walking: Easy to moderate / 10kms / 4-5hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast and lunch pack provided

Accommodation: Russell in ensuited rooms

DAY 5
Cape Brett Walk

We’ve saved the best for last. The Cape Brett Track, easily the best one-day walk in Northland, follows a rugged peninsula jutting into the Pacific with jaw-dropping views on all sides. You’ll start off in shady coastal bush which gradually gives way to wind-swept scrub and finally an exposed rocky ridge. Don’t be fooled by the relatively short distance – a lot of up and down makes this a challenging day. When you crest the final hill and a panorama of ocean, sheer-sided islands and a historic lighthouse opens up before you, you’ll realise it’s been more than worth it. To cap it all off, Bob, your water taxi driver, will pick you up from the rocks below the old lighthouse keeper’s cottage (conditions permitting and you’ll need a reasonable sense of balance) and take you through the iconic Hole in the Rock by boat before returning you to Russell.

Walking: Moderate to challenging / 16kms / 6-8hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast and lunch pack provided

Accommodation: Russell in ensuited rooms

DAY 6
Onward journey after breakfast

A relaxed morning which may include a walk on the beach.  After a delicious cooked breakfast, you will be transferred back to Kerikeri airport; that’s if you flew in. A scenic drive back to Auckland or elsewhere awaits you if you drove.

Meals: Cooked breakfast

What’s Included

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Pack-free walking

  • 25+ years experience

  • Customised

  • Eco Travel

  • 6 day package: 5 nights’ accommodation
  • 5 breakfasts and 3 lunches
  • 4 great walks in Northland including Cape Brett
  • Private transfers from Kerikeri
  • All water taxis on the Bay of Islands
  • Insulated lunch bag and map case
  • National Park fees and walking permit at Cape Brett
  • Auswalk authored comprehensive walking notes
Accommodation & Dining

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

Villa Russell is a beautiful old-world, quite luxurious, Bed and Breakfast. The accommodation itself has a long history dating back to 1910. It is just a couple of minutes walk from the village, waterfront and restaurants yet totally private and secluded. The bed and breakfast is on the hill which affords you great views of the Bay.  Your hosts Steve and Sue have a wealth of information about the area and can provide you with information or assistance if you need it. Steve has his own yachts and offers a day sailing on his charter yachts. The rooms all have ensuites and are very comfortable.

The Duke of Marlborough hotel is right at the jetty for the passenger ferry to Paihia. The hotel has beautiful facilities, a full-service restaurant right on the bay and a bar. It is both the first and original hotel that stands here in Russell. It also has a long and fascinating history. The rooms all have ensuites and are very comfortable.

Both accommodations are in the oldest town in New Zealand. Russell is a great place to come not only is you love walking, but also golf, sailing or just to go fishing. Russell’s history is significant, including being a key player in the Maori wars. Its closeness to New Zealand’s first capital Okiato (where the car ferry comes in) also adds to the history.

Both of the accommodations we use have superb views over the Bay. Staying in Russell affords you the opportunity to dine at some excellent eateries. If you have more energy after your walks you can further explore the town including making your way to the flag pole at the top of Russell, famous for being chopped down a number of times in the Maori wars.

  • Bed and breakfast accommodation

  • Old world Country Hotel accommodation

General Info

GENERAL INFO

AVAILABILITY OF THE BAY OF ISLANDS WALK

This trip is almost always available, but we don’t suggest the winter months of June, July and August. We suggest that if you can avoid January and February when the area gets more crowded with holidaymakers. The walking temperatures are also higher but then you can also take a swim. There is a surcharge at this time (as well as during the holiday period of December and of course in January and February). Spring (September to November) and autumn (March to May) are good times to walk.

WALKING

The tracks are well-graded, with some ascents and descents. There are some potentially difficult bits if you have a fear of heights. The walk distances average about 15 kms a day allowing you to explore the many isolated beaches. You will also have the option of undertaking additional walks should you wish to further explore the region.

GETTING THERE AND AWAY

There are two main ways to get to and from the walk.

You can fly to Kerikeri from Auckland, where one of our transfer providers will meet you for a 30 min transfer to Paihia, from Paihia you will need to catch a 15 minute ferry to Russell. Your accommodation is a short 200m from the Russell ferry jetty. Please note the ferry is an additional $9 which you will need to pay in cash on the day.

Alternatively you can self drive. The drive to Russell is around 3.5 hours from Aucklkand. The roads from Auckland are excellent and there are ample opportunities to explore on the way by taking the more scenic routes. Your vehicle can be left safely at your accommodation in Russell.

WEATHER

From December through February it is usually warm to hot with excellent swimming weather. You will need to book well in advance for January and February due to the summer school holidays. March through May and September to November is usually cooler, with long sunny days, perfect for walking.

See the New Zealand Meteorological Service information about average temperatures and rainfall at different times of the year.

INSURANCE

We require that you purchase a travel insurance policy for all travel overseas, including New Zealand. We charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it, however, it is most important in the event of an accident or loss of property. See FAQ’s for more information.

INFORMATION PACK

For almost 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants. You can get in touch with us via our contact form, email us at info@auswalk.com.au, or call us on +61 3 9597 9767.

Map

MAP

Departure Dates

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • 1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $1995

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $495
  • 1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $1795

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $495
  • 1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $2075

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $495
  • 1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $1875

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $495
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Self-guided

Walk the world heritage listed Kumano Kodo in 4 longer days with or without a rest day. At night soak in onsens, stay in Japanese accommodation, savour traditional Japanese meals.

Self-guided 6 or 7 Days From $1985 Moderate to Challenging What's Included

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BACK
What's Included
  • Walk the entire Kumano Kodo Nakahechi from end to end via magnificent shrines ending at the glorious Nachi waterfall and temple complex
  • Walk pack free with luggage transfers from accommodation to accommodation
  • 5 or 6 nights stay in an intimate family run or smallish traditional Japanese lodgings with in-house onsens
  • Superb traditional multi-course meals for breakfast and dinner each day on the walk. Plus 4 walkers lunches
  • Itineraries can be flexible to shorten the walking or slow the trip down by adding more rest days
  • Enjoy worry-free navigation with Auswalk’s authored comprehensive track notes and  maps
  • 24/7 support from our representatives on the ground

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Self-guided

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Self-guided 7 Days From $1845 Moderate to Challenging What's Included

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BACK
What's Included
  • The best of the Blue Mountains walks
  • 6 nights’ accommodation with ensuites
  • Cooked or continental breakfast each morning, walkers lunches each walking day and select ala carte dinners at local restaurants
  • Vehicle transfers and luggage transport
  • We shift along the track from accommodation to accommodation to limit time in a vehicle, creating more time to relax and enjoy the region
  • Scenic world Railway, Skyway & Gondola all-day pass & National Park admission
  • Enjoy worry-free navigation with Auswalk’s comprehensive track notes, maps, map case, insulated lunch bag & info pack
  • 24/7 support from Auswalk’s transfer company and representatives on the ground

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Self-guided

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BACK
What's Included
  • Full access to the Abel Tasman National Park and its beauty
  • 5 nights accommodation in beautiful lodges including 4-star Awaroa lodge
  • Walk the entire track end to end pack free
  • A la carte meals at Awaroa Lodge including 2-course dinners
  • 5 breakfasts, 4 walkers lunches and 3 dinners
  • Comprehensive track notes, map case, insulated lunch bag and container
  • Enjoy the 26 years of our experience in organising self-guided walking holidays

Queen Charlotte Track – End to End

Self-guided

Glorious views over the magnificent Queen Charlotte Sound, stunning native forest, gourmet Marlborough area as you walk from Ship Cove to Anakiwa in and out of your accommodation

Self-guided 6 Days From $1895 Easy to Moderate What's Included

Queen Charlotte Track – End to End

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What's Included
  • Full access to the Queen Charlotte track in superb comfort.
  • 5 nights accommodation in beautiful lodge accommodations
  • Walk the entire track end to end pack free, all transfers on and off track
  • A la carte meals including 2 course dinners on the walk
  • 3 breakfasts, 4 walkers lunches
  • We look after you before and after the walk
  • Comprehensive tracks notes, map case, insulated lunch bag and container
  • Enjoy the nearly 30 years of our experience in organising self-guided walking holidays

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