New Great Barrier 4-day walks
Anyone who has the NZ Great Walks on their bucket list has probably come across Walking Legends guides, who for the last 15 years have dedicated themselves to mastering the experiences with top notch service and in-depth stories on all the North Island classic hikes. This coming summer season they add another “very exciting” destination - Great Barrier Island! Just a 30 minute flight from Auckland the Barrier has a powerful sense of a tropical island with white sand beaches, palm forests and lofty volcanic peaks with views of the endless blue Pacific. The tropical feel somehow blends perfectly with a laid-back kiwi culture of years ago. Tramping is a perfect fit on the Barrier and each day offers unique landscapes: sparkling blue coves, sub-tropical forests, wetlands, hot springs and wind-swept volcanic domes. “Great Barrier has been on our radar since we started”, says Robert Franklin of Walking Legends. “The logistics that go with operating on a remote island were a little intimidating at first but we’re confident we’ve put together a trip that lives up to our typical high standards.” Walking Legends 4-day trips to Great Barrier Island begin in October, and are already being “snapped up” by their past walkers. They have set departure dates that are perfect for singles and couples to join, or they can run private trips for small groups. For more info see: www.WalkingLegends.co.nz.