7 day New Zealand Classic Adventure - $3895 pp
During this week of adventure you will experience a jet boat ride at Shotover river, a gondola ride up Ben Lomond Mountain and a boat cruise through the beautiful Milford Sound. We will get you out into remote areas of New Zealand’s South Island, hiking, biking and boating your way through the mountains and fjords through spectacular scenery. Our hikes take us into some of the beautiful backcountry, mountains ascents, glaciers and riding in the beautiful surrounds of Arrowtown. This is a side of New Zealand only few get the chance to experience.
7 Day Queenstown Walking & Wineries Tour - $3495 pp Twin Share
Including all flights from Brisbane to Queenstown, 6 nights Accommodation and the Meals listed in the Itinerary. Wine tastings are included but Alcohol will be at your own expense.
Ultimate Mt Cook National Park And Gillespie Pass Adventure Challenge
This is the ultimate adventure challenge.
A camping and backcountry hut experience in the South Island of New Zealand. Hike through some of New Zealand’s finest scenery. A stunning few days are spent in the awe inspiring Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park where you will be rewarded with views of impressive peaks, glaciers and valleys. Then we head south to Mt Aspiring National Park which is further into the alpine paradise of the Southern Alps. Spend the next three nights enjoying this outstanding location.
Ultimate North Island Adventure Kauri
Take 5 days to hike, cycle, cruise, snorkel and kayak with us around the North Island. The ‘Kauri’ combines perfectly with any of our South Island trips.
You’ll be amazed by the variety of adventures and stunning scenery as we share the iconic locations and best-kept secrets of the North Island. The perfect addition to any of our South Island trips, the year-round ‘Kauri’ explores the sub-tropical north, a marine reserve, white sandy beaches, unique volcanic terrain, geothermal areas, Maori culture, an underground cave system and arguably the best mountain day-hike in New Zealand. For a great way to see the rest of New Zealand, combine this trip with any of our South Island trips.
Essence of the South Island Tui
This is an action-packed adventure where you’ll explore some of New Zealand’s most iconic and remote wilderness. It works well if your vacation time is limited, since you can fly from North America on a Friday evening, sleep on the plane, and be back at work ten days later to share your photos and stories on Monday morning. For a great way to see the North Island too, combine this trip with our 11-day ‘Kauri’ (5-day ‘Kauri’ options available).
A camping and backcountry hut experience in the South Island of New Zealand. Hike through some of New Zealand’s finest scenery. A stunning few days spent in the awe inspiring Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park where you will be rewarded with views of impressive peaks, glaciers and valleys. Then we head south to Mt Aspiring National Park which is further into the alpine paradise of the Southern Alps. Spend the next three nights enjoying this outstanding location.
I participated in a hiking tour by Hiking New Zealand and I must say that it has been maybe the best trip that I have had. The places we visited were gorgeous, the group members were great, food was good and guide was really committed to go the extra mile for our enjoyment. He even lent me a book from the library about the maori and their legends as I was really interested about the history of the people of New Zealand.
~ Vayrytu, February Trip Advisor
WONDERFUL ITINERARY, GUIDES, ACCOMMODATIONS, HIKES
Every detail was taken care of. I loved not having to think about driving, food, lodgings, pit stops, trail maps, etc. ….They provided excellent information in advance so I was well prepared with what I did bring. As a solo traveler, I was very comfortable with the small group and our knowledgeable, engaging guides. I saw and learned more than I ever would have on my own.
~ AmandaCA, February Trip Advisor
“If our set departure dates are not convenient for you, you may choose Private departures by selecting your own convenient tour date. These types of departure are best suited to couples, families, charity and small groups of friends. Customised itineraries are available as per your travel need.“
Pay Only Deposit: $500.00 Per Person
Pay Only Deposit: $500.00 Per Person
Pay Only Deposit: $500.00 Per Person
Guides And Safety
An excellent guide can make the difference between a trip of a lifetime and just an ordinary trip. Our handpicked professionals come from a range of backgrounds. Each has extensive outdoor and hiking experience and a passion for New Zealand’s wild and beautiful backcountry. The guides will ensure that your trip is truly inspiring, a huge amount of fun and safe. All guides are trained in Mountain Safety First Aid.
As well as being the time to rest, refuel and recharge, meal times are also a great time to get to know your fellow travel-lers better, sit back and enjoy the amazing surroundings and enjoy some great food! Everybody helps with the prepara-tion and cooking of meals. But don’t worry – we won’t ex-pect you to make it up on the spot! As everything we eat we need to carry on our backs, a lot of careful planning goes into choosing meals that not only give us plenty of energy and nutrition but are also light to carry, easy to prepare and most importantly – taste great! If you have any specific dietary requirements, please let us know when you book and we will make it work.
As most of our time is spent in the wilderness there is not much time spent in the bus. Our big driving days are on day one and day three.
New Zealand has an excellent network of backcountry huts and you will camp the first two nights and stay in basic huts the last three nights (subject to availability). These huts are equipped with mattresses, running water and an outside toilet. Cooking is done on a portable stove. Huts are only accessible by foot and are shared with other hikers. We will always carry tents or tent flies so we can camp away from the huts in remote wilderness settings if required.
We have one non-wilderness night where we will enjoy the luxury of a hot shower. This is in the middle of the trip.
All meals and activities are included that are outlined in the itinerary.
Refer to Ground Based Operator Agreement supplied
It is suggested that clients take out comprehensive travel insurance.
Items shown in bold can be hired from us (see the rate table below). Please arrange hire at least one week prior to your departure date.
How To Pack
We recommend that you bring two bags on your trip, a hiking backpack with an internal frame (at least 60 litres in capacity) for the overnight hikes, and a smaller day pack for the day hikes. We supply kit bags for the stowage of your gear in the trailer when you are away on a multi day hike.
Clothing - one set for walking, one set for evenings
WALKING CLOTHES: Several layers of wool, polypropylene and/or polar fleece will ensure you remain a comfortable temperature regardless of the weather. No cotton shirts hiking/kayaking in the wet please! Cotton gets cold when wet and is difficult to dry.
SPARE CLOTHING: Extra socks and polypropylene layers are always handy – ensure you have enough warm items. Comfortable clothes for non hiking days. Spare clothing can be left in the secure trailer when we are away on the hikes, so don’t worry about the extra weight – ensure you have enough warm items. Note: there are only limited opportunities to do laundry during a tour, so quick drying clothing is an advantage. Weather can change rapidly in the locations we hike so layers of clothing is ideal.
|Hire gear (NZ$)||5-7 days trip||8-11 days trip||12+ days trip|
|Backpack (60 litres)||$35||$50||$70|
|Sleeping bag and liner||$40||$60||$80|
|Thermal top and bottom||$20||$20||$30|
|Full set (all of above)||$130||$190||$250|
|Walking pole||$15 each||$15 each||$15 each|
It’s not always easy packing – feel free to drop us a line if you have any questions.
Cycling & Mountain Biking
Swimming & Beaches
Many NZ beaches are too dangerous for swimming, in particular the West Coast beaches.
Where conditions are suitable….