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Explore Fiordland in style! Walk the world famous Milford, Routeburn and Lake Marian Tracks, heli hike the Kepler Track, and enjoy a Milford Sound Cruise. Farewell diverse and spectacular scenery on the tracks, from native forests, alpine lakes, and rivers, to mountain views, vast fiords and lush valleys, you return and relax at the luxury 5 star accommodation Fiordland lodge by night. Overlooking Lake Te Anau and the famous Te Anau night sky, you'll be serviced with New Zealand's fine food and wine focusing on freshness, simplicity, and seasonal flavours.
Fiordland has achieved World Heritage status and is home of Mitre Peak and the fiords of the famous Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound. One of the greatest assets of Fiordland is the Milford, Routeburn, Kepler, and Lake Marian tracks, four of New Zealand's premier walking tracks. This package incorporates the very best of these tracks, offering an introduction to the spectacular scenery, wildlife and history of each over four days.
Known as the Walking Capital of the World, Fiordland National Park features four world class tracks with stunning scenery: Kepler Track, Milford Track, Routeburn Track, and Lake Marian Track.
This is a lodge based walk for discerning travellers. From your accommodation at the acclaimed Fiordland lodge, travel each day to different tracks returning at day's end to a luxurious lodge room with commanding views out across Lake Te Anau.
Combining the best New Zealand walking experience with acclaimed Fiordland lodge, great food and wine, discerning service and the local knowledge of your field guides, the walk is the ultimate in luxury in Fiordland.
Dates or itinerary don't fit? We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.
This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points.
Walk the world famous Milford track, heli hike the Kepler Track and cycle the scenic Lake2Lake Trail. With diverse and spectacular scenery, from native forests, lakes, and rivers, to mountain views, vast fiords and lush valleys this tour offers the very best of Fiordland adventure.
Fiordland has achieved World Heritage status and is home of Mitre Peak and the Fiords of the famous Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound. One of the greatest assets of Fiordland is the Milford, Routeburn and Kepler tracks, three of New Zealand's premier Great Walks. This package highlights the very best of these tracks, offering an introduction to the spectacular scenery, wildlife and history of each over three days.
Known as the Walking Capital of the World, Fiordland National Park features three world class Great Walks tracks with stunning scenery: Kepler Track, and Milford Track.
Farewell unforgettable tracks, you will return to your elegant accommodation in Te Anau, and relax in your deluxe room with striking views of Lake Te Anau from your window. And then enjoy impressive South Island cuisine.
An unique and unforgettable Fiordland adventure experience.
Departs daily on request
Dates or itinerary don't fit? We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.
historic viaducts, and potential encounters with endangered New Zealand wildlife infuse this pure Middle-earth experience. This moderate to hard walk will definitely delight wilderness lovers and challenge the seasoned hiker.
South Island's dramatic southern extremity has an ‘edge of the world' quality. Hump Ridge track is a wilderness treasure set in a bizarre sculptured landscape of house-sized rock tors, icy alpine tarns and weird limestone formations. Walking the Hump Ridge Track is a life-changing experience. The physical exertion will challenge but the rewards will take your breath away.
You'll enjoy a short helicopter flight to take you across Te Waewae Bay and heli-pack your pack (max 15kg) up the hill on Day 1. Wooden boardwalks ease your passage on the climb to the Hump Ridge. At 1000m, you feel ‘on top of the world’. The summit has a Lord of the Rings atmosphere and offers panoramic views of southern Fiordland and Stewart Island.
The next day is a steep descent following to a fascinating coastline where you trek along an old logging tramway that crosses mighty viaducts, including Percy Burn, the largest surviving wooden trestle bridge in the world.
The final section is a pleasant ramble along marine terraces clothed in some of the last remaining virgin beech in Waitutu Forest.
The walk is led by highly knowledgeable and experienced guides. Along the way your experienced local guide will bring to life the diversity of the landscape, vegetation, wildlife and captivating stories of historic viaducts and early pioneering families. At every stage your tour will be enhanced by the knowledge and passion of the field guides who work tirelessly to ensure each guest is safe, engaged and well fed.
At the end of each day, you'll return to your cosy backcountry lodges in superb locations, and enjoy 3 courses dinners.
Adventure into the harsh but spellbindingly beautiful surrounds of the South Island’s Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track. This challenging and incredibly rewarding experience will be an adventure you remember forever.
A guided day walk from Te Anau beginning with a scenic helicopter flight over the Hidden Lakes, beech forest and alpine area to Luxmore Hut on the Kepler Track.
From this Department of Conservation Hut explore the alpine tussock fields and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding Fiordland mountains with the possibility of ascending to the summit of Mt Luxmore if you wish and weather and time allows.
After time in the alpine area, hike down the mountain on the well-formed Kepler Track. The track descends through mountain and silver beech forest, and passes under towering limestone bluffs to the sandy beach of Brod Bay, the pick up point for the rewarding water taxi trip back to Te Anau.
From Luxmore Hut it is a down hill walk (8km) requiring a medium level of fitness. If you wish to explore further past the Hut toward the Summit there would be an additional 1-3 hours walking up and down. There is a maximum of 12 walkers with a guide providing an opportunity to learn about the natural and human heritage of Fiordland. There are plenty of stops for photographs, bird-watching and interpretation along the way.
Return Te Anau at around 5:00pm. We can arrange transfer to/from Queenstown at additional charges.
Depart daily on request from 1st September to 20th May.
Departing from Queenstown, discover the awe-inspiring Milford Sound, Hollyford Valley and unspoiled natural beauty of the wildlife-rich Stewart Island on foot over seven days. Ben Lomond Track, Stewart Island, Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound, Routeburn Track, Kepler track and Hollyford Heli-hike are all on show in this incredible trip.
Kick off your trip in the 'adventure capital' Queenstown where you hike the lower slopes of Ben Lomond for extensive panoramic views over Lake Wakitipu. Crossing over to Stewart Island you will enjoy some short walks as well as a free day to explore this remote island on foot, kayak or even try to sight New Zealand's iconic flightless bird ‐ the Kiwi.
Stewart Island is one of the few places in the country with the greatest chance of seeing this very shy creature. Returning to the mainland, journey into Fiordland National Park for the Kepler track and Milford Sound walks. Then you'll take a breathtaking helicopter flight over dramatic peaks into uninhabited Martins Bay in the heart of the Hollyford region. Explore this amazing landscape on foot with a walk through lush forest and coastal heath to a rocky bay, which is frequented by penguins and seals in season. Jet boat to the Hollyford River and walk along the Hollyford Valley, following the footsteps of early explorers through native beech forest speckled with elegantly flowing waterfalls. Hike the Routeburn Track up to Key Summit for sweeping views over the beautiful Hollyford Valley before heading back to Queenstown.
Accommodation is included each night and has been carefully selected to provide comfort and value in the best locations possible. On this trip, you'll stay at an Homestead Villa Motel, South Sea Hotel, Distinction Luxmore Hotel, and Martin's Bay Lodge.
All meals are included for the duration of the walk. Provided we are advised in advance of your departure we are able to cater for vegetarian diets and can assist with medically recommended diets (allergies and intolerances).
All transfers to and from Queenstown as well as guiding are included. Small groups of twelve walkers are hosted by highly experienced and knowledgeable guides.
The walk is graded easy to moderate and fully supported. Small groups of twelve walkers are hosted by highly experienced and knowledgeable guides. The walk is easy graded and fully supported. You only need to carry a day pack each day.
This seven-day-six-night hiking tour takes you to discover some of the country's most pristine and spectacular landscapes in the deep south of New Zealand.
Departing from Christchurch, this six-day-five-night Best of Southern Alps Trek offers you off-the-beaten-track experiences of spectacular Southern Alps scenery and full of highlights including mountain peaks, valley systems, remote lakes, the magnificence of Aoraki Mount Cook and Mount Aspiring from high vantage points, and a spectacular heli-hike in Wanaka providing a spectacular finish to the tour.
Kick off your trekking journey from the highland region of Lake Tekapo with the first night at a private backcountry hut with superb alpine and lakeside vistas. Then trek east along a ridgeline to around 2000m, hike in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park on the ridge overlooking the Hooker Glacier and directly across from the spectacular Mt Sefton with its rumbling avalanches of ice and rock. After wandering the secluded Lake Ohau, transfer to Wanaka, where you'll hike beside its picturesque lake nestled at the base of the Southern Alps. Your incredible Southern Alps trek ends in sensational style with a breathtaking helicopter flight to nearby tarns from where you hike in the region overlooking stunning Lake Wanaka and towards the Mount Aspiring range.
Accommodation is included each night and has been carefully selected to provide comfort and value in the best locations possible. On this trip, you'll stay at an Alpine Hut, Lake Tekapo Village Motel, Aoraki/Mt Cook Alpine Lodge, Lake Ohau Lodge and Ramada Resort.
The tour starts from Christchurch and concludes in Queenstown. All transfers as well as guides are included. Small groups of twelve walkers are hosted by highly experienced and knowledgeable guides.
The walk is graded moderate and fully supported. The sense of isolation and wilderness is a strong feature of this trip. On the first day of the tour you will be staying in a private mountain hut. You will need to carry an overnight pack for that day and then back to the vehicle on the second day. The rest of the walks on the tour are day walks so a small pack with personal essentials is all you will need to carry. The support vehicle will then take the rest of the equipment.
This six-day Best of Southern Alps Trek & Heli-Hike tour is a dramatic trek, offering a grand overview of this spectacular mountain landscape.
Explore Fiordland in style! Walk the world famous Milford, and Routeburn Tracks, heli hike the Kepler Track, and enjoy a Milford Sound Cruise. Farewell diverse and spectacular scenery on the tracks, from native forests, alpine lakes, and rivers, to mountain views, vast fiords and lush valleys, you return and relax at the luxury 5 star accommodation Fiordland lodge by night. Overlooking Lake Te Anau and the famous Te Anau night sky, you'll be serviced with New Zealand's fine food and wine focusing on freshness, simplicity, and seasonal flavours.
Known as the Walking Capital of the World, Fiordland National Park features four world class tracks with stunning scenery: Kepler Track, Milford Track, and Routeburn Track.
Depart daily on request. $320 AUD per person surcharge applies to Holiday Season bookings from 24th December through to 3rd January (inclusive).
Walk the world famous Milford, Routeburn and Lake Marian Tracks, Heli-hike the Kepler Track, and enjoy a Milford Sound Overnight Cruise. This walking tour offers the very best of hiking in Fiordland and iconic Milford Sound experience in a 5-day itinerary.
Fiordland is one of the southern hemisphere's great wilderness regions and has achieved World Heritage Status for its stunning natural features, exceptional beauty and critical role in demonstrating the Earth's evolutionary history. Fiordland has achieved World Heritage status and is home to Mitre Peak and the Fiords of the famous Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound. Explore breathtaking scenery, from lush forests, crystal-clear lakes and rivers, to striking mountain views, vast fiords and deep valleys.
Known as the 'Walking Capital of the World', Fiordland is the location of multiple iconic walking tracks. This package incorporates the very best hikes of the region, offering an ultimate Milford Sound experience to its spectacular scenery, wildlife and history over 5 days.
Your tour departs from Queenstown. You will be picked up from your Queenstown accommodation and commence four day hikes based in Te Anau. You hike to Lake Marian amongst forest and alpine scenery. You hike the famous Kepler Track admiring stunning lake vistas. The track winds past the alpine grassland of the Jackson Peaks, mountains, native forest, glacier-carved valleys and waterfalls. Plenty of native birds can be spotted as you wind through mossy beech forests. You will also hike the Milford Track, described as "the Finest Walk in the World" - a must when visiting the region. Walk through ancient temperate rainforest surrounded by an array of ferns, mosses and lichens in vibrant shades of green leads to Giant Gate Waterfall. The Routeburn Track offers spectacular alpine views and flowers. The soaring peaks, enormous valleys, waterfalls, and alpine lakes are home to cheeky kea, the world's only alpine parrot, as well as tomtits, robins and fantails.
On Day 4, you will board your Milford Sound Overnight Cruise and enjoy the ultimate Milford Sound experience. When all the tourists have left at dusk, the fiord transforms into a peaceful scene of dramatic landscape. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere and get a sense of the serenity that the fiord offers. You'll have many opportunities for wildlife spotting such as penguins, seals and dolphins as well as learning about the history and natural environment of the fiord. After disembarking, you'll transfer to Queenstown.
Your elegant accommodation each night at Te Anau is Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas, where you can relax in your deluxe room with striking views of Lake Te Anau before enjoying impressive South Island cuisine.
This tour includes 4 nights' accommodation on a twin share basis (single supplement available at additional expense), daily guided walks, a helicopter flight for Kepler Track hiking, water taxis for all hikes, a Milford Sound Overnight Cruise, return transport to/from Queenstown and Te Anau accommodation pickup and drop-off as well as all meals and trail snacks.
An unique and unforgettable walking experience.
SPECIAL OFFER $600pp DISCOUNT*
Adventure is just a flight away. With your private helicopter transport, you're ensured exclusive access to otherwise inaccessible locations for a personalised hiking experience in the heart of the Southern Alps. With your private guide, you can have your personalised walking program and choose to get up close to rushing waterfalls and craggy mountain ridges or simply meander through gently undulating valley floors, soaking up the natural wildlife.
Your ultimate Alpine hiking experiences is enhanced by luxurious accommodation Alpine Lodge, located on a 50,000-acre private high country property, at the head of a stunningly picturesque glacial valley in the heart of the Southern Alps. It has 25km lake frontage and adjoins Mt Aspiring National Park. With no road access, accessible only by helicopter, the Alpine Lodge offers an authentic Alpine experience and wilderness landscape at a level of comfort and style never before available in the New Zealand mountains.
With this all-inclusive package, take your dining to fresh heights. You'll be treated to impeccable cuisine from fresh local produce. The talented private chefs and kitchen staff design a daily menu to suit your palate, from modern European to Asian Fusion cuisine coupled with an extensive range of local and award winning wines. You can also choose to dine in the Mountain Kitchen’s dining room, alfresco on the deck or in the privacy of your own chalet suite.
Unquestionably, 'The Ultimate Southern Alps Heli-Hiking' is both unique and inspiring.
Tick this once-in-a-lifetime experience off your bucket list !
Group of 2: $5,300 per person, twin share
Group of 4: $4,500 per person, twin share
Group of 6: $4,100 per person, twin share
$300pp surcharge for peak season 1 - 19 December, 6 January - 31 March
$600pp surcharge for festival season 20 December - 5 January
$600pp discount off normal rate. Valid book and travel until 30 November 2020. Cancellations: In the case of a cancellation due to a government authority banning travel or closing boarders due to the Covid-19 we will reschedule the booking to a future date at standard rates. Please contact to book.
Walk the Hollyford Track, an unforgettable Fiordland tramp from the mountains to the sea. The Hollyford Track 4 day / 3 night hiking tour is an ideal way to experience the very essence of New Zealand's wilderness and its rich history. You will transect the Hollyford Valley by foot, jet boat and finally take a scenic flight into Milford Sound.
Beginning amongst the sheer rock walls of the Darran Mountains in Fiordland National Park, the Hollyford Track follows the Hollyford River/Whakatipu Kā Tuka on its journey to the sea at Martins Bay, on the wild West Coast. Marvel at Fiordland's two highest peaks, Mount Tutoko (2746 metres) and Mount Madeline (2537 metres). Retracing the footsteps of original Māori and early pioneer explorers, you'll journey through native beech forest and hear the roaring cascade of Hidden Falls.
Along the way your experienced local guide will bring to life the diversity of the landscape, vegetation, wildlife and captivating stories of the original Māori and early pioneering families. You'll pass ancient forests with thousand year old giants such as native Rimu, Totara, and Kahikatea, and discover many small birds like the tomtit, robin and bellbird.
At the end of each day, you'll return to your cosy lodge and enjoy 3 courses of fine cuisine prepared by your friendly and professional lodge hosts.
The trip concludes with a helicopter flight into Milford Sound.