Falling Water

4×4 ⋅ Hike

2 Nights

From $1,050pp (based on 4 pax)

An enchanting off-track hike through a lesser-known Beech forest to explore an extraordinary alpine basin with endless waterfalls. Discover hidden clearings, a historic mountaineer’s hut and a magical mossy forest.

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:

Up early and you will head off in our Land Rover Defender vehicles on a 4×4 trip along the remote and spectacular river valley system. The many river crossings are great fun and you will stop along the way for refreshments and to take in the amazing landscapes in this very remote area.

The start point for this hike is about an hour’s four wheel drive from our place. Your hike will be around  3 hours. Its a bit of an ‘uphill’ hike, well worth the ascent and with a low to moderate fitness requirement. Your guide will keep the pace right for your group. We know you will really enjoy every minute of it. This is beautiful and this spectacular alpine landscape is scattered with many wonderful waterfalls.

Picnic lunch and then back to the waiting Land Rover to ferry you all the way back to The Great Glenorchy Alpine Base camp. Cleanup, sauna, fireside relax, chat, drinks and dinner at ‘Base Camp Food Over Fire’ before you retire to your cosy mountaineer’s hut.


Day Three:

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

INCLUDES

⋅ 2 nights accommodation at Base Camp
⋅ Dinner at Base Camp Food Over Fire
⋅ All food in the field
⋅ 4X4 track transfers
⋅ Hire equipment available

FITNESS

Moderate fitness is required for your adventure. We recommend at least 6 weeks of regular walks carrying a 5-8kg backpack. If your hiking boots are new, breaking them in during this training period is recommended to save discomfort in the field.

RISKS

Of course there are risks associated with spending time in wild nature, especially off-track where we primarily operate.

Without trails, you will often find yourself on uneven ground, and will be carrying your own equipment which increases the liklihood of slips, trips and falls. Accidents such as this are much less likely to happen with sufficient preparations, for example, building fitness ahead of your trip, and ensuring the gear you bring is suited to the terrain. — If you need help packing, you can find our packlist here.

There are also regional risks associated with hiking in and around our National Parks. Risks like landslides, avalanches and rockfalls. For more information on risks such as these, you can visit the Mountain Safety Council resource page here.


Your safety is our priority and if you have any questions or concerns about the risks involved, ‘book a call’ to speak with our Glenorchy-based head of mountain operations, a qualified career expert in mountain safety who will welcome all queries.

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