A River Runs Through It

An Extraordinary Multi-Day Glacier Hiking Adventure

Heli ⋅ Glacier ⋅ Pack Camp ⋅ Hike ⋅ 4×4

Moderate ⋅ 4 Nights

From $11,300 (based on 4 adults)

Embark on an extraordinary off-track adventure as you heli to a remote glacier, hike across it, and spend two days traversing diverse terrain spanning breathtaking ridgelines, alpine slopes, and valleys in the UNESCO South West New Zealand World Heritage Area.

PACKAGE INCLUDES

ITINERARY

Day One:

Arrive at The Great Glenorchy Alpine Base Camp and get settled in. You’ll meet your guide who will brief you in and check your gear. We have a licensed wood-fired restaurant ‘Base Camp Food Over Fire’, sauna, cosy mountaineer’s huts — everything you might need for a good night’s sleep ahead of tomorrow’s adventure.


Day Two:

Enjoy breakfast at Base Camp, then meet your guide to be transferred to a nearby heli pad for a scenic transfer, deep into the UNESCO South West New Zealand World Heritage Area to the start point of your off-track glacial traverse. This entire day will be spent between the alpine and high alpine zone, heading towards your first pack camp to spend the night.


Day Three:

Break camp to make your way across alpine streams and a saddle crossing between two mountains until you gradually descend down through a Beech forest to the evening’s riverside pack camp.


Day Four:

Break camp to hike the final stretch to your 4×4 pick up point where you’ll escorted back to Base Camp for a warm shower, sauna, Dinner and Drinks at our licensed restaurant before you retire to your cosy mountaineer’s hut for the night.


Day Five:

Breakfast and take your time checking out in the morning, transfers to Queenstown Airport are available if required.

FITNESS

You will need to be in good shape. We recommend at least 6 weeks of regular walks carrying a 10-15kg backpack. If your hiking boots are new, breaking them in during this training period is recommended to save discomfort in the field.

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