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Within a week or so after the tour, you will receive approximately 20 professional digital photos. * This local business has been approved by the Department of Conservation to operate within public conservation areas in South Island. It complies both with the DOC’s environmental standards and those of an independent auditor’s safety standards. The DOC label shows visitors that the business pays fees to DOC to support conservation in New Zealand. This gives clients confidence and peace-of-mind that the local business provides only high quality, safe, and enjoyable experiences.

If you have more people, I recommend splitting the hiking trip up into multiple sessions. Queenstown offers a 1.5-hour boat cruise that takes you to Lake Wakatipu. As you travel to the end of the lake, you can see stunning lakeside homes, a variety of bird life, Kawarau Dam, and the magnificent scenery that surrounds Queenstown. Get unobstructed views from the sundeck or stay warm in the heated cabin, and have the option to purchase drinks from the onboard bar. Level 3 and 4trips include full-day mixed hikes on most days with steeper trails, and greater elevation gain or loss. Level 1 and 2trips require short hikes (1-3 hours) on well-maintained trails. There is minimal elevation gain or loss.

You can find suggestions for itineraries in my guided hike overviews of Los Angeles or Orange County. A small group makes for a more personalized hike and overall better experience. To ensure everyone gets the personal experience they deserve, my hikes only allow 12 people.

Hike through the most legendary scenery in The Mackenzie Country, and enjoy this exclusive guided multi day hike through private terrain all to yourself. After a long day of adventure, nothing is better than taking a break and soothing your muscles. That’s the beauty of anorganised hiking trip, everything’s taken care of – from a hearty meal ready to fuel the day ahead to aluxury hotelspa calling your name. If you like the look of our trips but only want to travel with your family or friends, a private guided tour of New Zealand provides the perfect solution. We offer a variety of trips for groups, catering to all ages, interests, and abilities.

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Many of these tours are suitable for children and are ideal for families as well as people of all ages. Previous hiking experience is not necessary and anyone who can manage to walk long, flat distances should consider this less strenuous hiking difficulty. You will have exclusive access to the South Island’s most remote areas as you walk, jet-boat, jet-boat, or helicopter into New Zealand’s beautiful backcountry.

Milford Sound is arguably the most picturesque destination in New Zealand. It boasts a stunning landscape of jagged mountains, sparkling fjords, lakes, towering waterfalls, and emerald-greenery. Travel with a small group by coach from Queenstown to Fiordland National Park to explore this lush wilderness, including a boat cruise on the Milford Sound. You also see The Remarkables mountain range, Lake Wakatipu–New Zealand’s longest lake, and Lake Te Anau–the South Island’s the largest lake.