Unique Guided Hiking Tours

Experience stunning day walks and sample regional flavours 

of New Zealand's North Island

Walking, food and wine tasting, comfort...

From lush native bush, waterfalls and rolling landscapes, to the pristine coastlines of New Zealand's North Island, our fully-inclusive, (pack-free) guided hiking tours match scenic and diverse day walks (our Nature), with local food and wine (our Nosh). 

A simple concept, but we think it's beautiful. For those who love the outdoors and active adventures, join us!

Hiking. Eating. Tramping. Tasting. Walking. Savouring.

What you can expect from a Nature & Nosh tour...

  • Some of the North Island's best day walks (plus some the locals don't even know about!)
  • Boutique accommodation in our beautiful lodges or B & B's with local hosts
  • Tantalising New Zealand food & wine experiences
  • Genuinely all-inclusive tours, no hidden costs
  • Local Kiwi guides with a great love for our outdoors
  • Small groups (maximum of 10) for an authentic experience
  • Carry light day packs only
  • Quality over quantity. We take our time to explore!

Just pack your hiking boots and a healthy appetite, we'll take care of the rest.

We live for exploring the tracks and trails across our beautiful country. Discovering those 'wow' moments just around the corner or at the next vista. We'd love for you to experience what our land has to offer too.

Customer review

Sarah and I  just wanted to thank you again to you and James for making yesterday so special. Everything about the day was just perfect and James’s local knowledge and guiding skills were superb.

The picnic on the beach was awesome, as was the platter at The Retreat at the Falls, Emma is so likeable and her enthusiasm for what they are trying achieve is wonderful to see.

The team at The Honey Farm were so kind and it was such a treat to taste so many different varieties and learn so much about Manuka.

Of course, the whole day came together so seamlessly because of your superb organisational skills and all delivered with a smile at all times.

Thank you again and we wish you good health and happiness. We have fallen in love with your beautiful country!


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