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.
4×4 to your remote traditional campsite which you will help set up. Then enjoy a quick meal before you head off on a hike through the mossy Beech forest into the alpine zone. While its all about the journey, today’s destination is nothing short of spectacular. A vast alpine watershed with countless waterfalls and incredible views. After taking in the scenery, hike back to your camp for a swim ahead of your evening meal and well earned rest.
Up early to head off in a different direction on another tramping experience altogether. After your hike, break camp and help pack up the Defender, then back to The Great Glenorchy Alpine Base Camp for a shower, sauna, debrief, dinner & drinks before retiring to your cosy mountain hut.
Breakfast and take your time checking out in the morning, transfers to Queenstown Airport are available if required.
⋅ 2 nights accommodation at Base Camp
⋅ Dinners at Base Camp Food Over Fire
⋅ All food in the field
⋅ 4X4 track transfers
⋅ Hire equipment available
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.
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.