The early season trip will be a one-off departure for this season. It includes some of the highlights of our Ultimate South tour and guarantees to be a week of adventure – including stunning hikes and kayaking. We make our way down the West Coast from Abel Tasman in the north before crossing the Southern Alps at Haast and hiking into Mount Aspiring National Park. A great time of the year to be in the mountains of the South Island; spring is in the air, the mountains are still crisp with their winter snows and less tourists photo bombing all those amazing photos you will take! On this tour you will be joined by some of our new guides for the season (as well as a senior guide) and be prepared - we may even check out a few secret hikes and places not mentioned in the itinerary! Be in quick as we have limited places available. It is possible to catch a ride with the guide from Christchurch to Nelson on the day prior to the trip starting.
» Multi-day hike in Abel Tasman National Park
» Observe a fur seal breeding colony
» Explore crystal clear rivers and limestone river canyons
» Sea kayak on Okarito Lagoon, surrounded by lush native rain forest and native birdlife
» View a monstrous river of ice, the dynamic Fox Glacier
» Hike through beech forest for majestic mountain scenery
Read Anne's blog on running the Abel Tasman and get a better picture of the stunning Abel Tasman National Park.