Departing from Queenstown, discover the awe-inspiring Milford Sound, Hollyford Valley and unspoiled natural beauty of the wildlife-rich Stewart Island on foot over seven days. Ben Lomond Track, Stewart Island, Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound, Routeburn Track, Kepler track and Hollyford Heli-hike are all on show in this incredible trip.
Kick off your trip in the 'adventure capital' Queenstown where you hike the lower slopes of Ben Lomond for extensive panoramic views over Lake Wakitipu. Crossing over to Stewart Island you will enjoy some short walks as well as a free day to explore this remote island on foot, kayak or even try to sight New Zealand's iconic flightless bird ‐ the Kiwi.
Stewart Island is one of the few places in the country with the greatest chance of seeing this very shy creature. Returning to the mainland, journey into Fiordland National Park for the Kepler track and Milford Sound walks. Then you'll take a breathtaking helicopter flight over dramatic peaks into uninhabited Martins Bay in the heart of the Hollyford region. Explore this amazing landscape on foot with a walk through lush forest and coastal heath to a rocky bay, which is frequented by penguins and seals in season. Jet boat to the Hollyford River and walk along the Hollyford Valley, following the footsteps of early explorers through native beech forest speckled with elegantly flowing waterfalls. Hike the Routeburn Track up to Key Summit for sweeping views over the beautiful Hollyford Valley before heading back to Queenstown.
Accommodation is included each night and has been carefully selected to provide comfort and value in the best locations possible. On this trip, you'll stay at an Homestead Villa Motel, South Sea Hotel, Distinction Luxmore Hotel, and Martin's Bay Lodge.
All meals are included for the duration of the walk. Provided we are advised in advance of your departure we are able to cater for vegetarian diets and can assist with medically recommended diets (allergies and intolerances).
All transfers to and from Queenstown as well as guiding are included. Small groups of twelve walkers are hosted by highly experienced and knowledgeable guides.
The walk is graded easy to moderate and fully supported. Small groups of twelve walkers are hosted by highly experienced and knowledgeable guides. The walk is easy graded and fully supported. You only need to carry a day pack each day.
This seven-day-six-night hiking tour takes you to discover some of the country's most pristine and spectacular landscapes in the deep south of New Zealand.
- Hike to magical viewpoints on Ben Lomond, above Queenstown
- Visit Stewart Island to see the bird life and maybe spot a Kiwi
- Trek in Fiordland with spectacular viewpoints and towering rocky walls
- Enjoy a magical helicopter ride over Milford Sound to the secluded Martins Bay
- Indulge in a luxury lodge in a serene remote environment
- Experience the magnificence of the remote Hollyford wilderness
- Hike small sections of the iconic Routeburn, Kepler and Rakiura Tracks
2020 Departure Dates:
April: 8 (Full)
2021 Departure Dates:
This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points.
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