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GUIDED HIKES & ADVENTURES IN THE UNESCO SOUTH WEST NZ WORLD HERITAGE AREA

Browse a sample of our adventure packages below. We have something for all ages, skills and experience levels, day trips and multi-night adventures every day of the year. We encourage you to ‘book a call’, and we will happily suggest some options, especially for you.

Browse adventure packages departing on a date of your choosing. The availability of certain packages may be affected by the season.

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Camping
Camping Not Camping
An off the beaten (tourist) track family experience — explore the magical mossy forest, picnic beside the river ahead of your return to Base...
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Falling_Water
Falling Water
An enchanting off-track hike through a lesser-known Beech forest to explore an extraordinary alpine basin with endless waterfalls. Discover hidden...
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Wind In The Willows
Our new family experience — 4x4 to a secret river bank (that no-one knows about), far far away in the wilderness for a picnic with hot chocolate,...
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Heli Hike Day Trip out of Glenorchy
Gone With The Wind
Experience an unbeatable heli-hike in the high alpine zone, tailored to your objectives, fitness, and experience. Helicopter to the start point...
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Scramble
Scramble More Than Amble
Explore a little known, remote river valley and a magical mossy forest before a fantastic scramble up into the alpine zone to find another world...
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Precious Silence
Other worldly. Silent. No-one else, just you, your breath, your thoughts and your own private group. Experience snowshoeing and camping on the...
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Fresh Tracks
It's all about the apres — Base yourself amongst the best heliski terrain in the region, super close to the heli-base. Warm your ski boots by...
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Fendy
Fendy Camp
The camping trip that plans itself — we’ll drive you to your private wild nature glamp site for a night beside the Defender with a guide who...
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Earn Your Turns
Experience the perfect blend of adventure and exploration as you embark on a 4×4 overland journey to an extraordinary off-the-beaten-track starting...
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Hard Ice
A private guided glacial traverse for smaller groups. Expert glacial guides. Skills instruction. All technical equipment included. World class...
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Getting_High
Getting High
We’ll tailor a summit attempt to your experience and ability, with options available for all levels of climbers, from beginners to advanced....
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Your Moonlight Kingdom
A high alpine camping experience with our heavyweight traditional canvas camping tents complete with wood burning heater, stretcher beds, hot...
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Snow_Camp
Snow Camp
Glamping — but for adventurers. Gather your mates and get ready for a winter’s night to remember high in the mountains of The UNESCO World Heritage...
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Snow_Kingdom
Snow Kingdom
Glamping in a winter wonderland. This private winter camping experience is designed for families who love adventure. You’ll fly by helicopter...
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Thick Ice Adventure
Blazing Saddles
If you’re ready for an unforgettable high alpine off-track hiking adventure, then this mission in the UNESCO World Heritage Area will be tough...
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A River Runs Through It
Embark on an extraordinary off-track adventure as you heli to a remote glacier, hike across it, and spend two days traversing diverse terrain...
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This One's For You
We can create and curate a completely unique experience especially for you. Larger groups, small groups or mixed groups. Book a call and let’s...
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Browse our upcoming scheduled packages departing on fixed dates.

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Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Our popular all inclusive backcountry experience package specifically for women to improve confidence in off-track mountain movement.
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Great_Expectations
Great Expectations
This one time only expedition has been created especially for singles (30 something to 40 something). It’s available to men and women. Meet and...
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Stronger Together
This one time only expedition has been created especially for singles (30 something to 40 something). It’s available to men and women. Meet and...
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Healthy Teams
Carefully designed transformational expedition style corporate team building programs based in the spectacular UNESCO South West New Zealand...
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GOOGLE REVIEWS

We absolutely loved our stay here. We were pleasantly surprised with the authenticity of the lodge and the accommodation - the photos just do not reflect how special it is. Doug and Liz were incredible hosts, making a very warm and family-like environment. We had one of the best meals of our lives gathered round the dining table with the other guests, then toasting marshmallows on the outdoor fire. We made friends with another guest who we are still in contact with now. Our cabin was everything we dreamed of and more with its own log burner, heated underflooring in the bathroom and a very cosy vibe with the wind blowing outside! We even woke up to fresh snow capped mountains. Our only regret is staying for just the one night - we will 100% be back, booking mountaineering excursions whilst we are there too, Thanks so much Doug and Liz - we'll be back!
The only regret my wife and I have about staying here was that we only stayed for one night! What an absolutely magical place. We have been in NZ for 1.5 weeks (here for a total of 3 weeks) and The Great Glenorchy Alpine Base Camp was the highlight of our trip. Doug and Liz are the best hosts you could ask for. As soon as we stepped through the door, it was like we were being welcomed into their own home. Liz is such an amazing cook. The dinner we had was incredible. The best meal we have had in NZ. Will definitely be buying her cookbook in the future. Doug felt like your favourite uncle who you just chill and listen to great music with by the fire. He made us feel extremely welcome. We are planning on coming back in the near future and this time we will be spending more time there and doing some of the great activities they have on offer. The cabin so cozy and comfortable. The heated bathroom floor was an added bonus for those chilly autumn nights. Cannot fault this place at all. Do yourself a favour. On your next trip to Queenstown, skip the busy city and venture out to Glenorchy and enjoy the peace and quiet surrounded by beauty. This is a must stay for everyone. Cannot wait to tell our friends and family about it when we get home. Thank you for a fantastic stay, Doug and Liz. We will see you soon.
The most amazing Kiwi experience in beautiful Glenorchy. Immediately welcoming courtesy of the team and made to feel like your own piece of high country base camp. If you're lucky you'll get to meet the owners Liz (best wood fire chef ever) and Doug, who together have created an awesome unique space, and a platform for truly life changing adventures (they talk with you and help you plan anything from day walks and family picnics through to heli hiking, mountain traverses and cliff top glamping) but also just good old fashioned family or couple time together at the camp. Stand around the fire and share stories with other guests (all with a common appreciation for the wilderness) and the team then head inside for an incredible meal of slow cooked goodness! Cabins are super cosy with wood fires, comfy beds and even hot water bottles! Glenorchy is a yesteryear place and The Great Glenorchy Alpine Base Camp is an essential stop for any trip to Queenstown. Don't miss this place!
We were only able to stay for one night but it was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. Doug was so welcoming and went out of his way to make us feel at home. My kids had the best night of our NZ holiday and we would love to come back for some proper adventures. It’s a magical experience and we can’t wait to come back.
Great location and environment. Excellent food. Love the staff! So close to great hiking. I will definitely book outings with them for my next visit.

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