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New Zealand Hiker

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 14 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 13 people
Destination(s): New Zealand  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 3936 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 4667 US Dollar (USD)

In this venerable paradise of New Zealand, blend magnificent scenery and remote locations with world-class activities. Hike along deserted golden beaches and through ancient rain forests. Trek hut-to-hut along the world-famous Milford Track or the less strenuous and quieter Hollyford. Round out each day with Kiwi hospitality and local cuisine and you have the makings for the trip of a lifetime!

Your Itinerary

Days 1-3: Temple Basin - Punakaiki - Harihari

Begin with a gentle walk to views of the Southern Alps. Then head to the gorgeous, seaside village of Punakaiki for an optional wildlife zodiac cruise or a hike through unbelievably lush rainforest. Visit Pancake Rocks and Blowholes, explore local art galleries and then hike in the rainforest to the Doughboy. (B/L/D).

Days 4-6: Fox Glacier - Mount Aspiring - Queenstown

Visit the village of Okarito to hike Three Mile Lagoon or sea kayak Okarito Lagoon. At Fox Glacier, an enormous river of ice that snakes through rainforest. Take a five-hour flight-hike-jet boat excursion to explore Mount Aspiring National Park followed by a free day to explore Queenstown, complete with all sorts of active options. (B/L/D).

Days 7-11: Milford or Hollyford Track - Queenstown

Enjoy four days of peace, quiet, exercise, good food, and unbelievable scenery as you walk 33 miles from Lake Te Anau to the extraordinary Milford Sound with only a daypack. Enjoy an early morning boat ride to explore the length of Milford Sound before we depart for Queenstown.

Or hike the less challenging but less-touristed Hollyford Track in the pristine wilderness of Fiordland National Park, where you also enjoy the hospitality of the native Maori people. Hike the Kepler Trail with spectacular views of Lake Ta Anau and the Southern Alps. Follow the Hollyford River to a comfortable wilderness lodge. Conclude with a scenic flight back to Milford Sound. (B/L/D).

Days 12-14: Mount Cook - Christchurch

Make an easy ascent above the tree line to the aptly named Remarkables and move on to Mount Cook for a challenging hike up the main ridge for stunning views of Mueller Glacier and the peaks of the Main Divide. Enjoy a traditional kiwi roast dinner on the final evening. (B/L/D).

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Single Supplement: $731 for nights 1-6 and 10-13 of the trip; $675 for a private room for nights 7-9 on the Milford Track (per couple or singles).

Trip Fees Include: All guiding services, comfortable accommodation for the entire period you are with us, all your meals except in Queenstown (where we’ve found people prefer to check out the wide range of restaurants) as detailed below.

Trip Fees Exclude: Airfare, items and expenses of a personal nature, alcohol, meals on free days: (lunch and dinner on Day 6, lunch and dinner on day 14) and guide gratuities as deemed appropriate.

There are also many optional activities available, particularly in Queenstown, which you may like to consider an add-on to your trip.

About This Supplier
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Location: USA
Joined InfoHub: Mar 2001
Client Request Served: 1181

For 18 years, M08549 has been the most trusted and experienced active travel company offering hiking, biking and multi-sport vacations on all seven continents. All-inclusive tours feature small groups, local guides, personalized itineraries, charming inns or carefree camping, and an unmatched Best Value in Active...

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