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.
Enjoy exclusive access to some of the most remote areas of the South Island as you walk, cruise, jet-boat and helicopter into New Zealand’s beautiful backcountry. Day walk on New Zealand’s Great Walks, cruise Doubtful Sound, explore beautiful UNESCO World Heritage areas and discover parts of New Zealand that many visitors don’t get to see. This is the finest walking trip there is.
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.
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.