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Located at the top of the South Island, in the Marlborough Sounds, The Queen Charlotte Track is quickly becoming one of New Zealand’s classic walks and a “must do” on every international or domestic visitors itinerary. This itinerary allows the independent walker to walk the track in comfort and with ease.
Everything is Arranged for you to Walk Independently on Well Formed Tracks Enjoying Your Own Pace
Considered a New Zealand Great Walk 4 day loop track is an excellent option for your family and friends, especially if you love the outdoors. Highlights include the beech-forested shores of lakes Te Anau, the tussock carpeted alpine tops and grandeur of Mt Luxmore and panoramic views of rivers, lakes and hanging valleys on one side and the Kepler Mountain range on the other.
The walk of a lifetime ‘The Routeburn Track’ this self-guided hike gives you the freedom to take your time and truly experience the magnificence that make this walk truly outstanding. Combining the best of Mt Aspiring National Park and Fiordland National Park this is as close to nature as it gets. Experience lush beech-forested valleys, towering Alps, pristine alpine lakes and rivers.
The Milford Track is without a doubt the most well known of New Zealand's 'Great Walks'. The cost effective way to experience this 4 day walk is the freedom or Independent walk using Department of Conservation huts (carrying your own food and bedding).
The Hump Ridge Track is a 3 day / 2 night, 62km (39 mile) circuit hike and is situated at the very bottom of New Zealand - and you need to be fit! It climbs high up on to the Hump Ridge and to the comfortable Okaka Lodge at 890 meters (2,920 feet), your first nights accommodation. A scenic loop track amidst sandstone tors and mountain tarns at the very pinnacle offers a 360-degree view of Stewart Island.
The Abel Tasman is a place where beech forests give way to golden sands; seals play in warm crystal-clear waters and no one seems to have a care in the world.
Cross over historic viaducts (bridges) in the heart very unique native forest.
The beauty of a freedom (self-guided walk) is you are in control, if you want to spend a day on the beach or hire a kayak to explore the coast, then so be it.
The Banks Peninsula Track explores the remote outer bays around the Peninsula revealing a spectacular volcanic coastline with native bush, waterfalls and expansive sandy beaches with plenty of Seals and native birds to keep you company. Being a private track you will be staying in charming colonial farm cottages.