The South Island's Ultimate Day Hikes

New Zealands Best Day Hikes

The South Island's Ultimate Day Hikes

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 and you need only carry a day pack, with the knowledge that comfortable accommodations awaits you at the end of the day.

Milford Track, Routeburn Track, Rob Roy Glacier, Mt Cooks Hooker Valley Hike, Glowworm Caves, Milford Sound Cruise.

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Day Hiking

Gail and Jeff Summit

Boston, MA, USA
04 Jan 2023

Gail and I had a wonderful three weeks traveling on the South Island of New Zealand. First Light Travel did an amazing job. We worked with a number of their agents and they listened carefully about the kind of trip we wanted: opportunities to do a lot of hiking, seeing a lot of the South Island but not driving every day and basing ourselves in good areas for exploring. They put together a thoughtful schedule and we were booked into great, comfortable places and all arrangements were conveyed to us very clearly. When we had questions, the agents responded to us quickly and with helpful information. 

We recommend them highly and will use them again when we return to New Zealand. 

Jeff Summit, Boston, MA, USA


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