Days: 10 days
Start/Finish: Nelson / Queenstown
Accommodation: Backcountry Huts, Camping, Guesthouses, Lodges
Grade: D (River crossings, some uneven terrain, you need to be reasonably fit and enthusiastic)
Departs: November
Price: NZD $5,700.00
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Experience a 10-day journey through the stunning landscapes of the South Island, from vibrant and charming Nelson to the adventure capital of Queenstown. The journey begins with a scenic boat ride into the heart of the Abel Tasman National Park, where you will camp in peaceful campsites and drift off to sleep listening to the sound of waves lapping the beach. Hike the coastal trail, take a refreshing dip in the Tasman Sea or enjoy sea kayaking amongst the bays while viewing unique wildlife (optional activity).

Travel south to the lush rainforests of the West Coast to hike up deep canyons and sleep under a rock overhang, before venturing inland to Arthur's Pass to experience a remote backcountry hut in the Edwards Valley. Further south, cycle a section of the Alps to Ocean cycle trail alongside a pristine blue glacial lake, take a short walk to appreciate the surreal views on offer or simply relax at the Lodge overlooking the lake. The choice is yours. 

A final multi-day hike takes you amongst the soaring peaks and glaciers of the Mount Aspiring National Park, before your journey ends in Queenstown.

With its great mix of multi-day hikes, camping and boutique accommodation, this tour will allow you to relax and enjoy some well-earned luxury after time spent in the outdoors.

Highlights

»  Four multi-day hikes
»  Golden sands of Abel Tasman Coastal Track
»  Option to sea kayak in the Abel Tasman
»  Crystal clear rivers and limestone canyons of the West Coast
»  Cycling a section of the Alps to Ocean Cycle Trail
»  Hike through beech forest for majestic mountain scenery
»  Remote backcountry wilderness

 

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