WHAT IS THE PRICE PER HIKER?
The price for this 2 Night, 3 Day Hiking Tour is $1595.00 NZD per person. It includes all your meals and snacks described in the itinerary and outlined under our “ What’s Included page”
WHAT IS THE GROUP SIZE?
Our hiking tours are a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 8 participants.
Small groups means we deliver more of a personable experience in the mountains all together.
Generally there are 2 guides for a group of 5 or more.
CAN I GO PRIVATE?
Yes, you can. Private Alpine Hiking Tours for your family or group of friends/colleagues is a wonderful way to create memories of a lifetime in such a stunning and unique part of New Zealand.
WHAT ARE THE BACKCOUNTRY HUTS LIKE?
Our backcountry huts are private & exclusive. They are newly built, offering a rustic yet comfortable stay in the Mackenzie Alpine.
They are 8- 10 bunk huts, with thick sleep mats laid out in a bunk room style configuration.
You will be sleeping in a bunk bed, that is open plan to the kitchen and main living areas. The huts are small inside but cozy and clean, and have lovely log fires so you will be warm at night.
The huts are situated in the most picturesque areas, offering fabulous views over the mountains and glaciers. Each hut has a table outside for making the most of a cheers and the dining experience!
These huts were originally created for backcountry skiing expeditions, so they even have boot drying racks.
Private huts mean nobody else will be there, but your private group of fellow hikers.
WHAT KIND OF FOOD CAN WE EXPECT?
We’re foodies ourselves, and really enjoy flavoursome hearty healthy meals after a great day in the mountains. We are a quality driven company offering value from start to finish.
Breakfasts consist of Oatmeal & fresh fruits and nuts and maple syrup.
Lunches are out hiking, consisting of wraps, hummus, cheeses, deli meats and fresh veggies
Dinners are locally made Venison stews, or home made curries with heaps of delicious flavours.
Snacks are a mix of homemade muffins, bars, fruit, quality Chocolate
CAN I BRING WINE?
Yes of course! What better way to enjoy a cheers than in some of the finest scenery in New Zealand. You can bring wine, or whiskey etc but you must be willing to carry it. We advise to decanter the alcohol in a plastic bottle or extra plastic carrier of somesort.
WHAT IF I’M NOT IN GOOD ENOUGH SHAPE?
This hiking experience does require a hiker that is comfortable with uneven terrain and hiking uphill. It is not a flat walk in the park- however if you have been training and are in relatively good shape- you should really enjoy this wilderness hiking tour. Please refer to our AM I FIT ENOUGH? Page for more info.
CAN WE BOOK THIS TOUR AND STAY IN ONE LOCATION VS GOING FROM HUT TO HUT?
Yes, depending on your level of fitness or aims of getting into the backcountry, we often offer this tour as an overnight in the same hut vs moving daily hut- hut. This offers people a similar experience, but just day hiking or enjoying the space without having to be as physical. There are plenty of beautiful options to enjoy just by staying in one hut, nearby waterfalls, bird life, mountain scenery or enjoying a good book to name a few!
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