Mount Cook Aoraki Ascent

As for the Mt Cook trip, it was absolutely brilliant. Thoroughly enjoyed it and the 10 day course taught me a lot! I'm already thinking of what I would like to climb next.... Possibly something in the Himalayas. Just need to keep up the fitness (and save up a lot of money!!).

Alex M. | Wakefield, UK
 
 

Marlborough Sounds and Abel Tasman Trails

Sample the finest walks in the upper South Island, including the best sections of the Queen Charlotte and Abel Tasman Tracks on this outstanding itinerary. This fully lodge based accommodated walk takes in the northern circuit of the South Island, beginning with the stunning Kaikoura Peninsula Walk before taking in the spectacular scenery of the Marlborough Sounds from the Queen Charlotte Track. You'll also nestle into the tranquillity of a remote eco lodge, weave your way through small bays and beautiful bushland along the Abel Tasman Walkway as well as retrace your steps along this magical trail from the decks of a yacht. The amazing scenery isn't finished yet as you divert inland from the coastal trails to Nelson Lakes to complete a circular track that provides wonderful views of craggy mountains and beech forests. Return to Christchurch via Hanmer Springs for a well deserved soak in its therapeutic hot pools.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Christchurch, drive to Kaikoura, Peninsula Walk, drive to Picton
DAY 2 Day walk on Queen Charlotte Track
DAY 3 Drive to the start of track and walk to remote eco lodge
DAY 4 Ascend saddle and descend back to vehicle, drive to Motueka
DAY 5 Trek on Abel Tasman Walkway to Torrent Bay and return by yacht
DAY 6 Drive to Nelson Lakes National Park, walk to Mt Robert viewpoint
DAY 7 Drive remote backcountry track with side trip to nearby summit, relax in hot pools before drive to Christchurch where trip concludes

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Trip Code: MSA
Trip Grading: Introductory
Duration:  7 days
Activities:  Inn to Inn Walking Trekking
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Next Trip:  05 January 2015
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price: £1,350.00 GBP

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