Precious Silence

A Heli Snowshoeing Adventure in Serene Snowscapes

Heli ⋅ Snow Shoe ⋅ Pack Camp

Easy ⋅ 1 Night

From $13,200 (based on a group of 4 pax)

Other worldly. Silent. No-one else, just you, your breath, your thoughts and your own private group. Experience snowshoeing and camping on the easy going, snow-covered rolling tops in the spectacular UNESCO South West NZ World Heritage Area. No skills or experience required, 12 years old and up.

PACKAGE INCLUDES

ITINERARY

Day One | Heli Transfer, Snowshoeing and Camping

Arrive at The great Glenorchy Alpine Base Camp at 8:30am to start your overnight snowshoeing trip. 

We’ll fly by helicopter into the UNESCO South West New Zealand World Heritage Area to go snowshoeing across easy-going but truly spectacular terrain. No one else but your privately guided group will be there! 

You’ll carry your own pack (with your own tent and supplies) and we’ll set up camp together for a night in this otherworldly silence. 

Day Two | Sunrise, Snowshoeing and Sauna

Rise with the sun, break camp and start snowshoeing back towards our heli pick up point.

At 3pm, we’ll fly by helicopter back to Base Camp, arriving at around 4pm. You’ll have time to enjoy Base Camp’s facilities like our sauna and showers. There’ll be time to debrief by the fire and you’re welcome to hang out for a while in our bar, toasting marshmallows in the fire.

GALLERY

WHO IS THIS FOR?

This world-class experience is designed for anyone 12 and up with a reasonable level of fitness. If you enjoy regular short walks, you’ll be able to do this and you don’t need any snowshoeing experience. It’s best described as an easy-to-moderate level experience for those who love new things.

TERRAIN

Easy-going, snow-covered terrain – made even easier with snowshoes! Your adventure will be in the ‘backcountry’ and far from any marked trails.

TRANSFERS

4×4 Transfers to and from the helipad and your helicopter transfers are all included.

FOOD

All food in the field is included. Camp food will be dehydrated meals and plentiful snacks like nuts, dried fruit, muesli bars, cheese, salami and apples. There’s a science to our adventure menu – honed by our expert guides who know what it takes to fuel an expedition.

At The Great Glenorchy Alpine Base Camp, you can purchase wholesome meals from our licensed Food Over Fire restaurant.   

PACK CAMP

One night in packcamping tents (provided) near the alpine region. Camping mats and winter-rated sleeping bags are also included. 

EXPERT GUIDES

Your guide will be an expert New Zealand Alpine Guide with impeccable credentials and 4×4 driving skills. We take your safety very seriously.

All adventures are carried out by a specialist accredited, audited adventure company with strict safe operating procedures.

PACKING

You will be camping near the alpine region. It will be cold — so bring warm, waterproof clothing. Be sure to check out our packlist here.

PROVIDED GEAR

  • Winter Tent
  • Alpine Sleeping Bag
  • Snow Shovel
  • Ice Axe
  • Small Stove
  • Winter Boots
  • Snow Shoes
  • All Safety Equipment

GEAR HIRE

Forgotten something? Don’t think you have the right jacket? Talk to us about our gear hire.

We operate in the great outdoors, off the beaten track, in the wilderness. Your safety is our priority, but it is important that you are aware that this environment comes with risks and safety considerations.

Learn more about risks and your safety in the outdoors here.

1. GET IN TOUCH

Get in touch to ask questions or book a discovery call. We’ll chat about numbers, your preferred dates and your group’s objectives, needs and preferences. Because our trips are privately guided, we can tailor the trip to you.

2. BOOK & PAY DEPOSIT

On booking, you’ll be required to pay a 10% non-refundable deposit, with the remainder due 14 days prior to your departure day.

3. GET PREPARED

We’ll send you a packing list and the information you need to get prepared (and get excited) for your upcoming experience. We provide all technical equipment and if there’s something extra you need, you can hire it from us.

About four weeks before you arrive, we’ll jump on a video call together to talk through your upcoming experience and discuss your packlist to make sure you’re adventure-ready.

4. PAY OUTSTANDING BALANCE

You’ll receive the invoice for the remainder of your balance. Payment in full is required 14 days before your departure.

5. EMBARK ON YOUR EXPERIENCE

It’s time to embark on your experience, far from the madding crowds in the spectacular UNESCO South West New Zealand World Heritage Area. You’ll meet your guide, have a brief and then head out into the wild.

GET IN TOUCH

CANCELLATIONS & PAYMENT

ENQUIRY FORM

ENQUIRY FORM

Completing this form will help start a conversation, it does not require payment or bind us to any particular dates. It’s just our starting point.

ENQUIRY FORM

Completing this form will help start a conversation, it does not require payment or bind us to any particular dates. It’s just our starting point.

ENQUIRY FORM

Completing this form will help start a conversation, it does not require payment or bind us to any particular dates. It’s just our starting point.

ENQUIRY FORM

Completing this form will help start a conversation, it does not require payment or bind us to any particular dates. It’s just our starting point.

FOOD OVER FIRE ENQUIRY

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ENQUIRY FORM

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