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Walking Holidays & Tours

Hiking trips - small groups in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea

GUIDED WALKS IN TASMANIA

 Tasmania has an international reputation for its magnificent guided walks and we offer the very best. BRUNY ISLAND LONG WEEKEND * THE MARIA ISLAND WALK * WINEGLASS BAY SAIL WALK * CRADLE MOUNTAIN HUTS WALK * BAY OF FIRES LODGE WALK.  Contact Guidepost Tours for more information and reservations. (TV)

MILFORD TRACK GUIDED WALK - NEW ZEALAND

 Starts & ends in Queenstown or Te Anau, November to April. Traverse the heart of New Zealand's wild fiord country with Ultimate Hikes. The Milford Track Guided Walk is a unique and fantastic 5 day, 4 night adventure, exploring the heart of Fiordland National Park on 'the finest walk in the world', from Lake Te Anau to Milford Sound. Walk at your own pace, and at the end of the day take comfort in private lodges with hot showers and home cooked cuisine. Contact Guidepost Walking Tours. (Gpt-Kirra)

ROUTEBURN TRACK GUIDED WALK - NEW ZEALAND

 Starts & ends in Queenstown November to April.  This 3 day, 2 night alpine adventure passes through two National parks, Fiordland and Mt Aspiring and is part of Te Wahipounamu, South West New Zealand World Heritage Area. The variety of landscapes will astound you: mountainous peaks, sheer rock faces; alpine basin; pristine lakes - walk through this incredible landscape at your own pace, and enjoy the comfort of private lodges and home cooked meals in the evening.   Contact Guidepost Walking Tours (Gpt-Kirra)

ABEL TASMAN WALKING BREAKS

 Starts & ends in Nelson year round. Discover the finest coastal National Park in New Zealand Take the time to immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquility of the Abel Tasman National Park on these guided walks.Experience the full length of the Abel Tasman Coast Track on a 3 or 5 day guided walk, or explore a section of the track on a 2 day guided walk. Unwind on the beach or try some sheltered water kayaking. At the end of each day, come home to a hot shower in your own private twin/double room with ensuite bathroom. All meals are cooked for you and there is no heavy pack to carry each day. With full boat backup, your friendly, professional guide will help you chose your own balance of walking, paddling & relaxing. Reservations through Guidepost Walking Tours (Gpt-Kirra)

ABEL TASMAN KAYAKING & WALKING BREAKS - NZ

 Starts & ends in Nelson year round. Discover the finest coastal National Park in New Zealand Take the time to immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquility of the Abel Tasman National Park on these guided walks. Get the most out of your experience on a 3 or 5 day adventure, or visit a section of the National Park on a 2 day adventure. Walk the isolated northern beaches fringed by lush temperate rainforest between Awaroa & Totaranui, and paddle the sheltered southern beaches betewen Kaiteriteri & Tonga Island Marine Reserve. Be sure to see the playful seals while you are at Tonga Island. At the end of each day, come home to a hot shower in your own private twin/double room with ensuite bathroom. All meals are cooked for you and there is no heavy pack to carry each day.   Contact Guidepost Walking Tours (Gpt-Kirra)

BEST OF THE SOUTHERN ALPS TREKS - NZ

 Starts in Christchurch & ends in Queenstown November to April. A dramatic trek, including heli-trekking, offering a grand overview of this spectacular mountain landscape There is little doubt that some of the world's finest alpine walking is found in the South Island of New Zealand. A region of untamed beauty with alpine meadows that extend to the glaciers and snowfields beneath the picture perfect summits of Mt Cook, Mt Aspiring and other peaks that form the Southern Alps. Experience some of the best of New Zealand trekking in this compact 6 day hiking holiday, finishing in Queenstown, the adventure capital of New Zealand.  Contact Guidepost Walking Tours. (Gpt-Kirra)

COROMANDEL EXPLORER - NEW ZEALAND

 Starts & ends in Rotorua or Thames September to June.  A walking experience around the magnificent Coromandel Peninsula Come and experience the breathtaking beauty of the Coromandel that most people never see! Walk through beautiful native forest to a sacred mountain, abandoned gold mines, idyllic bays and white sandy beaches. You'll see the famous rugged Pinnacles and amazing coastal walks, enjoying the panoramic views the Coromandel tracks are famous for. Other highlights include abandoned gold mines, glistening white sand beaches, and thermal hot pools.   Contact Guidepost Tours (Gpt-Kirra)

HOLLYFORD TRACK GUIDED WILDERNESS EXPERIENCE

 Starts & ends in Queenstown November to April. Journey into the most beautiful valley in New Zealand.  Located in the spectacular Fiordland National Park, the dramatic Hollyford Track is one of the greatest guided walks in New Zealand. In three days, you will be transported from the wilderness to the sea. Transect the Hollyford Valley by foot, jetboat and finaly helicopter. Along the way, your expert and passionate guide will bring to life the diversity of the landscape, vegetation and wildlife. Be captivated by stories of early Maori and pioneering families, and enjoy first rate cuisine and personal service as small groups in comfortable private lodges.  Guidepost Walking Tours (Gpt-Kirra)

KAIKOURA WILDERNESS WALKS - NZ

 Starts & ends in Kaikoura October to March. Take a journey through this protected Significant Area of International Importance Experience the wilderness walk of a lifetime. This wilderness encounter is holistic in the true sense of the word and offers a very unique experience. Enjoy a 3 day guided walk through internationally renown Puhi Peaks Nature Reserve, on the highest privately owned land in New Zealand. Accommodation is at Sherwater Lodge - nestled at the bush edge in a spectacular alpine valley at 1,000m. The eco-friendly lodge provides the ultimate retreat with private ensuite rooms and private balconies. Walk, relax and rejuvenate in this stunning alpine environment   Guidepost Walking Tours (Gpt-Kirra)

LANDSBOROUGH WILDERNESS RAFTING - QUEENSTOWN NZ

  Starts & ends in Queenstown November to April. An award winning alpine walk with stunning vistas of sweeping valleys below & majestic peaks above Paddling and camping your way down the magnificent Landsborough Valley, you will glide past 10,000 ft mountains, hanging glaciers and through dense rainforests. A perfect mix of tranquility and pure adventure. The Landsborough River is unique, running 60km parallel to New Zealand's Southern Alps before meeting the sea at Haast in South Westland - a World Heritage Area. Its upper reaches are protected wilderness and provide spectacular glaciers, bush, river and mountain scenery. This three day, two night trip will give you incredible views of the stunning New Zealand scenery, there is something new to look at around every corner. Make your trip a memorable one, join us on the Landsborough river rafting experience. Guidepost Tours. (Gpt-Kirra)

QUEEN CHARLOTTE PADDLE & WALK - NZ

 Starts & ends in Picton October to April. A combination of 2 days of walking & 2 days of sea kayaking in Marlborough Sounds Spend the first 2 days walking the picturesque Queen Charlotte Track. Start at Ship Cove and travel through spectacular scenery to Ferneaux Lodge & Punga Cove Resort. Here, you will be transported to the Peppers Portage to begin your sea kayaking experience in the magnificent Marlborough Sounds. Paddle from the Portage foreshore and spend the day exploring the many bays, coves and inlets of the Keneperu Sound. The bushclad shorelines of the sounds create a wonderful paddling environment. Return back to the Peppers Portage that day, before exploring Grove Arm on the way back to Picton the following day.    Contact Guidepost Adventure Tours (Gpt-Kirra)

QUEEN CHARLOTTE TRACK GUIDED WALK - NZ

 Starts & ends in Picton October to April. Walk the picturesque Queen Charlotte Track on this guided walk Spend 4 days walking the spectacular Queen Charlotte Track. The track is located at the top of the South Island of New Zealand. It is unique for its stunning coastal views, historical landmarks and wonderful variety of native bush and wildlife. This walk is as much about a walking holiday as it is an environmental, cultural and lifestyle experience. This walk provides you with a unique opportunity to sample all of the aspects mentioned above, in comfort and with a great group of people. You will have a chance to see dolphins and witness the endangered South Island Saddleback and South Island Robin in their natural habitat. Live it up at Furneaux Lodge, Punga Cove Resort and The Portage Hotel. Take in the breathtaking views as you climb the ridges and travel down to the shorelines of the many coves and inlets. There is also an option to add an extra day to your itinerary as a rest day, making this a 5 day itinerary. Spend the day relaxing at the hotel, sea kayaking to explore the many bays around the Sound, or trying other activities at the Adventure Centre.  Guideost Walking Tours. (Gpt-Kirra)

KOKODA BATTLEFIELD TREK

 Trek dates year round but best months between April and November - The Kokoda Track is by far the most popular trek in Papua New Guinea and takes between 6-9 days to complete. It is a physical and mental challenge and the difficulty of the track should not be underestimated. This track was made famous during WW11 and still bares the scars of a fierce campaign. For those of you who had loved ones fighting in PNG during WW11, this walk can be a very spiritual and emotional experience.  Contact Guidepost Tours (PNGT)

Mt WILHELM CLIMB - PNG

 Dates available year round - Mt Wilhelm is the highest mountain in Papua New Guinea and Oceania has rugged peaks with a well formed trail leading to its summit. The ascent crosses diverse and beautiful terrain with open grassland on the slopes and granite predominant in the higher levels. It is not a technical mountain to climb and takes 3 – 4 days to ascend.  Contact Guidepost Tours (PNGT)

ALOTAU, MILNE BAY ADVENTURE -

 Regular dates October to March -  Milne Bay Trekking, Kayaking and Stand Up Paddle Boarding - This Alotau adventure has grown significantly this year. Not only is this a remote and beautiful trek, it is also a little easier and a great family adventure. All expeditions donate a portion of the cost of the trek back to the communities along the track corridor, a concept borrowed from the Surfing Association of PNG. This is all part of developing sustainable tourism. Contact Guidepost Tours (PNGT)

Walking Holidays and Treks in Asia and the South East

TIMOR LESTE TREKKING MANUCOCO - 6 days

  Mt Manucoco is the highest peak on Atauro Island standing 997m above sea level, it was once covered in jungle and nameless. Legend has it that the mountains name, which means crowing rooster, derived from the local hearing the rooster crow on the peak of the mountain. Contact Guidepost Tours for Reservations.(Gpt-IEH)

BORNEO SANDAKAN DEATH MARCH TOUR & TREK

 May, August & November tour dates - This tour begins at Sandakan and follows the true Death March route to Ranau. Ending at Labuan Island where the POW’s are buried in the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery. Unfortunately here we have yet another horrific, untold story. The Sandakan Death March has been a “Conspiracy of Silence” until recent years. The story needs to be told. This trek is the next step that all Australians who have walked with us along the Kokoda Trail should consider taking. The  trek should be considered strenuous. A high level of fitness is required. Whilst the terrain of the death march is not unduly mountainous, the conditions can often be extreme – you will be walking in high temperatures, often in full sun and  with a high level of humidity. The trek is vehicle supported and provides an exit option each day for trekkers not wishing to undertake walking the whole track. Contact Guidepost Tours. (PNGT)

TREKKING IN BHUTAN

 As Robert Frost says ‘Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference’ - that difference is what trekking in Bhutan offers - experiencing the trails less travelled. The trek routes are basically trails used by yak herders and, local communities - making your trek more special within this cultural mosaic. You will have a group of professional and experienced crew to handle your food, tents, guiding and you will be accompanied by a caravan of horses and pack animals. Trekking in Bhutan is an extraordinary experience. There is much to see-mountains, forests, alpine meadows, lakes, flowers, wildlife and - local communities and all, within the peaceful, tranquil and captivating landscape. Contact Guidepost Tours (Gpt-Gayul)

Leisurely walks and adventure treks through Europe, Africa and around the world.

THE WAY OF ST JAMES - El Camino -SPAIN

 Although this is a “walking tour” – rest assured that everything will be taken care of for you! On your pilgrimage, you will be staying at fabulous hotels. You will have a driver and vans following your group as well as transporting your luggage. Enjoy excellent meals throughout the pilgrimage and you will have an assistant and a guide at your side from start to finish. The Way of St. James, often known by its Spanish name, el Camino de Santiago, is the pilgrimage to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain, where legend has it that the remains of the apostle, Saint James the Great, are buried. "TOP SELLING PILGRIMAGE" Contact Guidepost Pilgrimage Tours for dates and prices. (Gpt-206PT-70)

THE JESUS TRAIL - Nazareth to Galilee

  The Jesus Trail is a 65-kilometre hiking trail in the Galilee region of Israel which connects important sites from the life of Jesus as well as other historical and religious sites. The Jesus Trail offers an alternative for travellers and pilgrims to experience the steps of Jesus in a way that is authentic, adventurous and educational by hiking through the rugged and beautiful landscape of the Galilee in Israel. Regular weekly departures - Contact Guidepost Tours (DU)

ZIMBABWE SAFARI & TREK - 10 night walking and canoeing

 9th to 20th September - We now have a very unique package which once again is away from the tourist routes, catering for the fit and healthy with the additional and most importantly, educating themselves about the African bush and the animals that live in it. You cannot go all the way to Africa and not visit Victoria Falls. This is where your adventure starts. One of the greatest attractions in the world. Contact Guidepost Tours. (PNGT)

Mt KILIMANJARO CLIMB - Trekking Tour

 23rd September to 2nd October - Standing Astride the equator, yet permanently snow-capped, Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa's rooftop and the world's highest freestanding mountain. Surrounded by some of the world's greatest game reserves, Kilimanjaro towers above these hot, fertile plains like a massive sentinel, beckoning adventurers to climb her.   Many travellers are attracted to her highest point-Uhuru Peak on Kibo - which can be reached by several easy walking or scrambling tracks. The two main summits of Kilimanjaro: craggy Mawenzi, 5149m, and 'flat-altitude, semi-desert. Kilimanjaro possesses a whole range of environments including the summit glaciers, screes, cliffs, afro-alpine moorland then forests, which lead down to cultivated foothills.  Contact Guidepost Tours. (PNGT)

SIMIEN MOUNTAIN TREK & LALIBELA - 13 days in Ethiopia

 Scheduled small group departures in October & November - Trek one of Africa's most stunning mountain wildernesses. Climb Ras Dashen, Ethiopia's highest peak at 4543m and discover the medieval castles of Gondar. Contact Guidepost Tours (ExpWW)

TORRES DEL PAINE - SOUTH AMERICA

 17th February - This 9 day trek along the Torres del Paine Trail, is one of the world renowned trekking routes in Patagonia, Chile’s most famous national park. The trail is located in the south of Patagonia, approximately 2500kms from Santiago and is an internationally acclaimed trekking destination providing our trekkers with panoramic scenery, exotic wildlife and diverse ecosystems. Contact Guidepost Tours (PNGT)


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