Queenstown hikes in style! Walk the world famous Routeburn Track and Ben Lomond Track, and heli-hike in the magical valley of the Earnslaw Burn Waterfalls as seen in “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” . Take in amazing views of the hanging glacier, Fiordland and beyond, farewell diverse and spectacular scenery on the tracks, and relax in the privacy of your villa - a distinctively luxury 5 star boutique accommodation at AZUR Lodge with candlelight dinners served.
Queenstown, the Adventure Capital of the World is your base for this incredible luxury adventure. Once you touch down at Queenstown airport, your guide will meet and greet you at the airport and transfer you to the Ben Lomond Track in a luxury car. This famous Queenstown day walk is a 3 to 4 hours easy to moderate return hike to Ben Lomond Saddle (or you can take on an challenge for a 6 to 8 hours hike to Ben Lomond Summit), experiencing magnificent lake and mountain views. Your second day hike is on the iconic Routeburn Track - one of New Zealand's 9 Great Walks and the ultimate alpine adventure. Again you have choices of 4 to 5 hour return hike to Routeburn Flats and 6 to 8 hour return hike to the Routeburn Falls Hut. The finale of your luxury adventure is a spectacular heli-hike, flying over Ben Lomond, the Richardson Mountains, Glenorchy, and Lake Wakatipu, landed in Earnslaw Burn valley for a hike to view numerous waterfalls. Walk in the footsteps of Bilbo and his company of dwarves under the waterfalls of Middle Earth, and be impressed by the surreal views of rolling high-country farmland and native tussock fields that transform into glaciers and plunging waterfalls.
This is a lodge based walk for discerning traveller. From your accommodation at the acclaimed AZUR Lodge, travel each day to different tracks returning at day's end to a luxurious lodge room designed to let you absorb the incredible views in chic luxury and total privacy. Overlooking stunning, uninterrupted vistas of Lake Wakatipu, the majestic Remarkables range and Cecil and Walter Peaks, you'll be serviced with evening canapés and dinners focusing on freshness, simplicity, and seasonal flavours.
Combining the best of Queenstown walking experience with luxury hillside AZUR Lodge, great food and wine, discerning service and the local knowledge of your field guides, this is thoughtfully crafted luxury adventure of a lifetime.