What is an Alpine Hike?

 

Alpine hikes take you to high peaks and into remote country. It is a beautiful, simple and high world with a special silence or magic to it.

These multi-day hikes are often in remote and somewhat challenging areas where a high level of fitness is required. However, there are some less strenuous hikes that can also be family orientated. These hiking and camping trips allow all of the family to ‘unplug and reconnect’.

Accommodation is either camping or backcountry huts so while there are no hot showers on these hikes you will be rewarded with truly remote hiking, spectacular scenery and a real sense of achievement.

 

Read what previous hikers thought about their Alpine Hike

 

“Physically and mentally challenging enough, spectacularly scenic, heaps of FUN, and offering invaluable experience in every area I had hoped. I cannot thank Martin and the other staff enough, and highly recommend their professionalism, knowledge and the care they take to fulfil your individual needs.” 968nick – Australia, January 2018, Trip Advisor

 

“Leaving the planning and logistics to Hiking New Zealand made this a true holiday for us.” Bytown -Ottawa, April 2018

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Gillespie & Rabbit Passes

Days: 8 days
Start/Finish: Wanaka
Price: NZD $3,050.00
Accommodation: Backcountry Huts, Camping

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The Gillespie/Rabbit Passes trip is widely regarded as New Zealand's hardest guided hiking tour. Following the main divide of the South Island this route has exceptional views of the highest peaks, including Mount Aspiring.

Gillespie Pass

Days: 4 days
Start/Finish: Wanaka
Price: NZD $2,350.00
Accommodation: Backcountry Huts, Camping

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A diverse and adventurous hike through the sheer mountain wilderness of Mt Aspiring National Park. The route follows a wild tumbling river, leading you from temperate rainforest up to alpine meadows with a stunning backdrop of...

Upper Wilkin - Gillespie Pass

Days: 6 days
Start/Finish: Wanaka
Price: NZD $3,450.00
Accommodation: Backcountry Huts, Camping

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This 6-day trek explores the Upper Wilkin river valleys and lakes, heading into the Siberia Valley and over the famous 1600m Gillespie Pass before descending down through the Young Valley.

Ball Pass Alpine Crossing

Days: 3 days
Start/Finish: Tekapo return
Price: NZD $1,490.00
Accommodation: Backcountry Huts

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Be challenged by this awesome trekking adventure that takes you above Tasman Glacier (New Zealand's longest glacier) to the crest of Ball Pass. Descend 1000m into upper reaches of the famous Hooker Valley.

Upper Wilkin Experience

Days: 4 days
Start/Finish: Wanaka
Price: NZD $2,450.00
Accommodation: Backcountry Huts

This 4 day New Zealand guided trek is a fantastic introduction to the wilderness hiking tracks of New Zealand. This hiking adventure will take you deep into the NZ backcountry - away from crowded huts and...

Mt Cook Trek

Days: 2 days
Start/Finish: Tekapo return
Price: NZD $990.00
Accommodation: Backcountry Huts

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Climb up the Ball Ridge and confront the mighty Caroline Face of Aoraki Mount Cook. On this guided hike you will go as close as it's possible to get to Mount Cook on foot without actually...

Aspiring Discovery

Days: 3 days
Start/Finish: Wanaka
Price: NZD $1,265.00
Accommodation: Camping

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Relax at a stunningly beautiful mountain retreat. 2-5 discerning clients are guided on the wildest back country trekking and hiking in New Zealand. This trip is in Mount Aspiring National Park just out of Wanaka.

Brodrick Hike and Raft

Days: 5 days
Start/Finish: Queenstown / Queenstown
Price: NZD $2,299.00
Accommodation: Backcountry Huts, Camping

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A true backcountry experience in the heart of the Southern Alps, this hike and raft combo is an amazing way to appreciate the unspoiled wilderness of New Zealand. Our adventure crosses the Main Divide on foot, then...

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