I like a bit of a challenge and like pushing myself just a little more than I am comfortable. This was definitely achieved especially with the river walks. We saw beautiful scenery, got some very good exercise and spent some quality time with friends both old and new. There was a variety of terrain, a beautiful day, a nice long walk and a great lunch spot!
Pat - January 2017
It was an exciting and truly wonderful introduction to NZ backcountry hiking. It definitely built up our confidence to explore further than the great walks and tackle river crossings and a bit of track finding but not in a crazy “put ourselves at risk” kind of way. Michael managed to instill in us his love of the more remote areas but also his respect for their inherent risks. The helicopter rides, the amazing location of the hut, finding our way on the trails (knowing that Michael was never far away to find us if we went wrong!), the food. This is a wonderful trip and one which is perfect for those like us who want to get out into the wilderness with safety and without heavy packs. Thank you for putting it together and having such great staff and guides to support the adventure.
Dale - January 2017