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Wilderness & Adventure Trekking / Hiking

To fully experience the uniqueness of Aotearoa / New Zealand’s wilderness, we recommend that you immerse yourself in one of our traditional kiwi style treks / hikes that focus on the principles of being one-on-one with Mother Nature, sharing the rewards and enduring the challenges that in turn lead to even greater rewards.  Our experiences will ensure that you grow in both your skills and in a new understanding of your capabilities.

Whether you feel unprepared to tackle the wilderness alone, or have many skills but lack the local knowledge to fully maximise your New Zealand experience, our guides are there to help bring about the type of journey about which you may have only read or dreamed.

It is your life and we invite you to live it.

Our Wilderness & Adventure Treks / Hikes, kiwi style, are designed for the real wilderness seekers and those with an adventurous spirit who desire more than just a walk in the park with hundreds of others. To maximise your available time, we utilise four wheel drive vehicles, helicopters or fixed wing aircraft to access wild, remote locations, where you will stay in some amazing mountain huts or tent camps.  These locations contain some of New Zealand’s most incredible vistas at every turn of the head. In some cases it will be necessary to commence your journey from established entry points and utilise well formed tracks to gain access to remoter regions.

Our Short Stay Treks / Hikes are designed for those of you who only have a few days available for a trek and provide a small taste of what it is like to trek/hike kiwi style. These treks will not provide the same opportunities or experience as either the Wilderness or Adventure Treks, but the experience should be enough to entice you back for more and certainly provide you with a small slice of heaven.

As the terrain is generally rugged, you can count on treks / hikes being physically strenuous at times and, add to this New Zealand’s changeable weather, an interesting time lies ahead of you.  Your personal fitness and agility will predetermine much of what you will be able to do. However, your guide will take into account your abilities in planning your trek / hike, so that you do get to fully enjoy yourself.  You could, for example spend a few days in one location fully appreciating your surroundings and then spend several hours walking or clambering over all sorts of terrain to gain access to another area that again provides opportunities possibly never dreamt of. You could find yourself strolling along through breathtaking scenery as the sun dips below the Tasman Sea, or equally find yourself battling through nature’s fury to gain shelter and hopefully a full night’s sleep. Given the terrain, vegetation and potential weather conditions, your trekking and general mountain skills are likely to be tested, within the safe umbrella of your guide.  We plan for the worst and, in doing so, are so often rewarded with what can only be described as pure magic.