5-Day The Great Walks of New Zealand Tour from Queenstown

We're Kiwis, and for 25 years we've been sharing our love of adventures. We believe that you can't truly experience a country through a bus window, or on the tourist trails that you read about. Sure, we'll include some of those 'bucket-list' hikes and locations, but we're all about getting 'off the beaten track' and up close to the culture and people that make a destination and travel experience so special.

per adult from

$5,222

NZD

Duration

5 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 5x Breakfast
    • 4x Dinner
    • 5x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • All Guiding Services
    • All Meals
    • All Activities
    • All Accommodations
    • Entry/Admission - Doubtful Sound
    • Entry/Admission - Milford Sound
    • Entry/Admission - Te Anau Bird Sanctuary
    • Entry/Admission - Kepler Track
    • Entry/Admission - Skyline Queenstown
    What's excluded :

    • Day 1: Overnight cruise in Doubtful Sound

      Stop At: Doubtful Sound, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park New Zealand
      For the first day of your trip we’ll meet you in Queenstown and head to Lake Manapouri where our journey into Doubtful Sound begins. We’ll board a boat for the cruise across Lake Manapouri, before a drive over Wilmot Pass to Deep Cove where we’ll board the Fiordland Navigator for our overnight cruise. Doubtful Sound is a large and remote wilderness area, where you’ll have the opportunity to take a kayak out on the water or hop aboard the tender craft for a guided exploration of the fiord, and in the right
      season you may catch a glimpse of the rare Fiordland crested penguin. Tonight, you’ll sleep in a quad share room aboard the Fiordland Navigator.
      Duration: 12 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Fiordland Navigator, Doubtful Sound

      Day 2: Take a cruise through Doubtful Sound, later hike the Routeburn Track

      Stop At: Doubtful Sound, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park New Zealand
      You’ll wake in the middle of Doubtful Sound and after breakfast we’ll retrace our journey back to Manapouri. From there we’ll drive to Milford Sound.
      Duration: 4 hours

      Stop At: Routeburn Track, Routeburn Road, Fiordland National Park New Zealand
      We’ll drive to the Divide, where we’ll hike part of the Routeburn Track, the first of the Great Walks you’ll experience. We hike through beech forest, sub-alpine shrubland, and picturesque
      alpine tarns, before reaching Key Summit. Here you’ll be standing at the head of three different valleys (the Hollyford, Eglinton, and Greenstone), with stunning views over the Great Divide, which separates west and east flowing rivers.
      Duration: 4 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Milford Lodge Chalets, Milford Sound

      Day 3: Today we'll hike Milford Track and cruise Milford Sound

      Stop At: Milford Track, Glade Wharf, Fiordland National Park New Zealand
      After breakfast, we’ll take a short boat ride across Milford Sound to hike a spectacular section of the famed Milford Track. The forest here is lush and rich with mosses and ferns as we follow the Arthur River past Lake Ada. By hiking from the Milford Sound trailhead, we’ll enjoy the track to ourselves, which is a luxury others seldom get.
      Duration: 4 hours

      Stop At: Milford Sound, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9679 New Zealand
      Once we return from our hike to the Milford wharf, we’ll board a boat for a two hour nature cruise to the head of this spectacular fiord
      Duration: 2 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Te Anau lodgings, Te Anau

      Day 4: Visit the Takahe Bird Park and hike the beautiful Kepler Track

      Stop At: Te Anau Bird Sanctuary, Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600 New Zealand
      This morning we’re heading for a Department of Conservation birdlife park in Te Anau. The centre takes care of injured or ageing birds which would struggle to survive in the wild - it’s a great opportunity to see some of our rarest birds up close, so don’t forget your camera!
      Duration: 1 hour

      Stop At: Kepler Track, Golf Course Road Eastern Fiordland, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park New Zealand
      We’ll tick off our third Great Walk in three days - the Kepler Track. Interestingly, the Kepler Track differs from the Routeburn and
      Milford Tracks in that it didn’t actually evolve from a necessary Maori greenstone trail, but was custom built for hiking. The section we’ll hike today passes over the control gates at the outlet of Lake Te Anau and meanders through ancient beech and podocarp forest.

      Duration: 3 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Te Anau lodgings, Te Anau

      Day 5: Head back to Queenstown for a gondola ride and hike Ben Lomond

      Stop At: Skyline Queenstown, Brecon St Top OF Street, Queenstown 9348 New Zealand
      Today we’ll drive back along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Queenstown, and take a ride on the gondola to the top of a tree-covered rocky crag, known as Bob’s Peak, to start our alpine hike.
      Duration: 30 minutes

      Stop At: Ben Lomond Track, Brecon Street, Queenstown New Zealand
      We pass through open alpine tussock-land to the Ben Lomond saddle and will be rewarded with panoramic views of Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu, surrounded by the often snow-covered Southern Alps. For those keen to press on to the top, Ben Lomond’s summit reveals views of Mt Earnslaw and Mt Aspiring, two of New Zealand’s highest peaks, and even a glimpse of Aoraki/Mt Cook on a clear day. We’ll leave you refreshed and invigorated from the good food, exercise, rest, and great times you’ll have had with us in New Zealand!
      Duration: 4 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      No accommodation included on this day.
    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offered
      On the first day of the trip, we will meet you at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Queenstown at 7:30am for breakfast and a trip briefing.
      Departure Time :
      7:30 AM
      Return Detail :
      -
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
      • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
      • Face masks required for guides in public areas
      • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
      • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
      • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
      • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
      • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
      • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

    Language

    English

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    14

    Organised by Active Adventures

    Activity ID: V-250723P2

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