Luxury Walking Tours in New Zealand
When planning a walking holiday in New Zealand you can't choose a better starting location than Picton. This picturesque port is at the heart of the Marlborough Sounds - an oasis for wildlife cruises and New Zealand hiking tours. There are over 1000 square kilometres of predator-free islands to explore, making it a fantastic setting for experiencing wild birds and animals in their natural environment. Read More
Looking for Walking Tours In New Zealand with a Difference?
Marlborough Sounds is a hive of biodiversity, boasting numerous unique inhabitants that are found nowhere else. Lush green mountainsides dipping into crystal blue waterways make this world-class destination truly breathtaking. If you are looking for luxury walking tours in New Zealand, then they don't come much better than this.
The area is not only spectacularly scenic but fascinating in its history too. Meretoto, or Ship Cove is where Captain Cook spent 170 days and wrote that it was the most beautiful place in the Pacific. But don't take his word for it, join us on one of our New Zealand luxury hiking tours and discover for yourself what this amazing area has to offer.
Can Luxury Walking Tours in New Zealand Still Be Eco-Friendly?
Here at E-Ko Tours, we are passionate about the environment and our local area. We pride ourselves in offering responsible and sustainable Wildlife Holidays in New Zealand. We have obtained the highest environmental certification endorsements both nationally and internationally, and we are partnered with the World Cetacean Alliance. We believe in providing an educational experience to all our guests, and we are the only tour company in Picton with marine biologists as our guides. Our team of professionals are highly experienced and knowledgeable about the birds and animals found here, and about the local environment.
We have taken the Tiaki Promise - meaning we are committed to caring for New Zealand for now, and for future generations. Tiaki means to care for people and places and was set up by a group of New Zealand tourism organizations to actively encourage local and international travellers to care for our country as much as we do.
What to Expect from Your New Zealand Walking Tours
Our country is a diverse place, and New Zealand walking tours can vary greatly depending on where you are. The Marlborough Sounds is easily traversed by boat, and the swell-free waters are eternally calm and well protected. Our boats can take you to Motuara Island, which is a sanctuary for birds being free from predators, and you will have great photo opportunities thanks to the fearless and plentiful birds that live here. Our Picton walks take you through untouched native forest, spotting rare and endangered birds like yellow-crowned parakeets and saddlebacks, and listen to the melodic sounds of bellbirds as you gaze at the breathtaking scenery.
The finest coastal track in New Zealand is found in Queen Charlotte Track, with Ship Cove to Schoolhouse Bay being the best part. Here you will trek through pristine natural forest, and you will be amazed at the tranquillity and beauty of this fertile location.
After your hike enjoy our Marlborough Sounds boat trips back to Picton, spotting dolphins, seals and seasonal cetaceans in the calm waters, and enjoy a complimentary glass of local wine in our afternoon tour. We know how to make your walking tours in NZ a truly unforgettable experience! Read less