Your Moonlight Kingdom
Heli ⋅ Hike ⋅ Traditional Camp
$2,920pp (based on 5 pax)
A high alpine camping experience with our heavyweight traditional canvas camping tents complete with wood burning heater, stretcher beds, hot camp oven food etc. An exceptional adventure that will generate memories for a lifetime.
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.
Up nice and early, and after breakfast you’ll meet your guide and climb into one of our Defender 4X4’s to be shuttled to a nearby heli lift zone. It’s a spectacular flight in to the mountains of the UNESCO South West New Zealand World Heritage Area.
You will all get involved in setting up your high alpine camp. Once all set up, and after you’ve had some refreshments, you’ll head off on your first day’s tramp. Hiking the ‘tops’ is beyond breathtaking.
Once back at your alpine base you will help with dinner preparations and enjoy spending time with your group far away from technology and truly connected. The star gazing up there is next level too.
Today’s tramp will have been planned by your guide in collaboration with your troupe. Up early, day pack checked and off you’ll head for a day of hiking in the stunning high alpine zone.
When you’re back at your alpine base — in good time to meet your heli pickup — you will help break camp for the flight back to The Great Glenorchy Alpine Base Camp where we will all be waiting there for you.
Debrief with your guide (doesn’t take long), sauna and freshen up for dinner with Liz and Maddie in the Base Camp Food Over Fire restaurant.
Breakfast and take your time checking out in the morning, transfers to Queenstown Airport are available if required.
⋅ All accommodation at Base Camp
⋅ Dinners at Base Camp Food Over Fire
⋅ All food in the field
⋅ Helicopter flights
⋅ 4X4 heliport transfers
In the weeks ahead of your trip, we recommend taking regular walks with your pack. If your hiking boots are new, breaking them in during this 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.