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New Zealand roads are typically uncrowded and as the country is small and easy to get around most people choose to travel by car or a combination of car, train and coach. If time is short air travel is another option. Read more about New Zealand self-drive holidays»
The most convenient and rewarding way to do the crossing is as part of a small group guided tour. This way you get to learn the most about this amazing environment and have your safety taken care of by your expert guide. Having a guide is especially important on this walk, as the crossing is very exposed to weather conditions, which can change from warm sun to heavy snow in a very short time.
This spectacular region is best seen in multiple ways, by coach, on the water and by foot. Available 1st October to 30th April you can enjoy a small group (12 people maximum) day excursion into Milford Sound. This tour includes a cruise deep into the fiord and out to the Tasman Sea, afterwards you can select either a series of short walks with a local nature guide or choose to do an unguided 2 1/2 hours hiking on the renowned Routeburn Great Walk to Key Summit.
Take this great opportunity for a day hike in the stunning high country wilderness of Arthur's Pass National Park and the South Islands Southern Alps. After the scenic Trans Alpine train journey into Arthur's Pass National Park. Your guide will lead you on your 4 hour hike up the beautiful Bealey Valley, experience several different ecosystems, from lush beech forest, alpine wetlands and sub alpine herbfields. As you walk your guide will introduce you to the unique flora and fauna, encouraging you to touch, taste and smell!