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

Milford Sound and Stewart Island Trails

This classic tour begins in the 'adventure capital' Queenstown where we hike to the peak of Ben Lomond for extensive panoramic views over the surrounding region. From Queenstown we travel through the rolling hills of Central Otago, an area steeped in gold-mining history, which will provide a wonderful contrast to the ensuing days' walks that allow us to explore the native forests and dramatic seascapes of the windswept Catlins Coast. Continuing further south we visit unique Stewart Island, for a change of pace. Here we enjoy free time to explore this remote island and potentially sight New Zealand's flightless bird - the Kiwi - in its natural habitat. The Island is one of the few places in the country with the greatest chance of seeing this very shy creature. Returning to the mainland we travel north to Te Anau for a walk in the lower reaches of Fjordland National Park. A cruise on Milford Sound is breathtaking before a spectacular helicopter flight over dramatic mountain peaks into Martins Bay, the heart of the Hollyford region. We enjoy an afternoon walk along the rugged coastline, which is frequented by penguins and seals in season, before settling into our cosy lodge for the night. We are truly surrounded by wilderness as there is no other habitation in this area. A short boat ride then sees us hiking through other-worldly rainforest on the Hollyford Track before we return to Te Anau. We travel back to Queenstown reflecting on a week of exceptional walking experiences.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Queenstown, ascend Ben Lomond, to Roxburgh
DAY 2 To Catlins coast,
DAY 3 Catlins walking, ferry to Stewart Island
DAY 4 Free time on Stewart Island
DAY 5 Ferry back to mainland, travel to Te Anau, walk Fjordland National Park
DAY 6 Milford Sound cruise, helicopter to Martins Bay
DAY 7 Walk Hollyford Track, to Te Anau
DAY 8 Return to Queenstown, trip concludes

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Trip Code: MSI
Trip Grading: Introductory
Duration:  8 days
Activities:  Day Walking Cruising
Next Trip:  06 February 2016
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price: £1,650.00 GBP

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Hollyford Surcharge for 4 - 5 pax £ 230
HS Public Holiday Supplement £28

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