Grab your hiking boots and swap everyday life for the towering mountains, high country lakes, and ice-carved fiords of New Zealand's iconic backcountry. Featuring spectacular day hikes on the Milford and Hooker Valley Tracks, plus a fully guided three-day Routeburn Track adventure, this South Island itinerary takes you to the beating heart of the New Zealand wilderness.
Routeburn and Milford Tracks, Glaciers & More. The South Island of New Zealand is a haven for walkers and hikers. This self-drive New Zealand itinerary focuses on easy going guided walks for hikers of modest fitness who love being in the bush and the natural environment. No hiking experience is necessary.
We’ve cherry-picked the very best destinations, hikes and experiences in this unforgettable 8 day South Island adventure. Day walk on our legendary Great Walks, soar over peaks and valleys on a scenic plane flight deep into the New Zealand backcountry, cruise Milford Sound and swim with the smallest dolphins in the world. If you’re short on time or you’re just after the epic highlight reel, the Pure South is the perfect trip.