Located in the most Southern part of New Zealand are our most popular walks. Experience the Fiordland & Mt Aspiring National Parks, the glistening lakes, glaciated mountains, alpine meadows, lush rainforet, statuesque peaks and remote passes that will all enhance your NZ experience.
The pinnacle of New Zealand's alpine walking tracks ...the Dusky Track offers an opportunity for fit experienced trampers to explore Fiordland back country wilderness at it's rawest.
The Greenstone Valley and the Routeburn Walk combine to become New Zealand's premier guided trek: The Grand Traverse. A spectacular 73 kilometre (45 mile) east to west crossing of the Main Divide, combining the Routeburn Walk and the Greenstone Valley Walk, this walk is frequently described as New Zealand's premier guided walk. The trek crosses the east-west divide of the Southern Alps twice as it connects the easterly flowing Greenstone and Routeburn Rivers with an alpine traverse high above the Hollyford Valley. Experience an alpine trek high above Hollyford Valley, which goes through World Heritage Fiordland and Mt Aspiring National Parks - two of the most superb walking areas, this is an experience that anyone will always remember.
The Hollyford Valley walks have been called some of the greatest outdoor experiences of a lifetime. These valley walks begin in the Darren Mountains and finishes on the West Coast. It is a walk that begins with towering snowclad peaks, morning mist, cascading waterfalls and ends at a long empty beach with driftwood and rolling breakers. You will have the opportunity to see magnificent flora and fauna, including native birds, salmon, dolphins, seals, and the rare Fiordland Crested Penguins. Walk through lush beech and podocarp forests, around the bushfringed Lake McKerrow and Lake Alabaster and beside alpine rivers in an untouched landscape.
The world famous Milford Track is a guided walk through the Fiordland National Park covering 54 kilometres (34 miles) over 6 days from the head of Lake Te Anau to Milford Sound. Pioneered in 1888, the Milford Track is reputed to be the finest walk in the world owing to the spectacular terrain, excellent facilities, comfortable lodges and specialist staff. The Fiordland National Park has World Heritage status for many reasons, including its glacier-cut fiords, lakes, deep U-shaped valleys of beech and other podocarp forests, and rare and endangered species of plants, animals and birds. Access to the track is by water - beginning with a short lake cruise on Lake Te Anau and ending with a crossing of Milford Sound. Walk through awe inspiring beauty - glorious lakes, rivers, cascading waterfalls, including the world famous Sutherland Falls, snow-capped mountains, alpine flowers, ferns, mosses and luxuriant podocarp forests. A walk so special and acclaimed that booking well in advance is essential to secure your space. Many people travel to New Zealand especially to walk this great track.
The Routeburn Track is internationally famous as a magnificent alpine adventure. A five day experience that will give a lifetime of memories... this walk follows a historic route, over 41 kilometres (25 miles), through two World Heritage Areas - Fiordland and Mt Aspring National Parks. Trekking beneath magnificent peaks and over alpine passes all the white viewing dense rainforest, sparkling lakes and pools, waterfalls, and glaciers, as well as tremendous variety of alpine flora and fauna. Escorted by an extremely knowledgeable and experienced guide, and completing each day with a warm welcome at a well equipped and comfortable lodge.
Stewart Island is 24Km (15m) south of New Zealand's South Island, and is best described as one of our best kept secrets. Called Rakiura - "Land of the Glowing Skies" by the Maori, it is renowned for its lingering sunsets of summer and the aurora of winter. With a magical atmosphere and a very tranquil beauty, this untouched paradise of native bush, lush rain forest, sand dunes, wetlands, bush birds and marine life offers the best chance most people will ever have, to see New Zealand's national bird, the Kiwi, in its natural environment. Although populated since the 13th century the current population is still under 400 and is concentrated in just one area. This Island community is well aware of its responsibilities towards safeguarding Stewart island's natural assets. Both in the bush and along the sea-shore are birds of many kinds, offering a wealth of interest to ornithologists and a source of delight to the observant and alert walker. The natural world of Stewart Island is easily accessible, with only 1% of the island settled there is a huge unspoilt area beckoning, offering everything from a gentle nature walk to as demanding an experience as required.
The Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track is New Zealand's newest walk with two new back country huts and 22 kilometres of new track. Commanding views of the South coast, Lake Poteriteri, Lake Hauroko and mountain ranges deep in Fiordland National Park. A challenging walk requiring a good level of fitness.
Unguided WalksQueen Charlotte Track 4 Day Freedom Walk
Milford Track Freedom Walk Package
Routeburn Track Freedom Walk Package
Kepler Track Freedom Package
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