New Zealand Hiking Holiday
E (Some off-track rocky terrain, scree and river crossings.)
|Accom:||Camping, Backcountry Huts|
|Departs:||Thursdays - see see departures|
This New Zealand hiking holiday concentrates on the east and north/northeast areas of the South Island. You'll be able to gaze in wonder at the immensity of whales in their natural environment and enjoy the antics of dolphins and seals. Watch the sun rise over the Pacific Ocean from the summit of Mount Fyffe in the rugged Kaikoura Range. Birdwatch in a 'mainland island' reserve and swim in crystal clear lakes and rivers. Wander through dappled sunlight in beech forest and get to know quirky alpine plants. Hike along a rocky alpine ridge with views of glacial lakes, climb a craggy peak and follow a cascading mountain stream in Nelson Lakes National Park. Sea kayak the clear blue waters of Abel Tasman National Park. Explore a bizarre karst landscape sculpted by glaciers and water, where scenes from Lord of the Rings were filmed, and gaze at a mountainous panorama from the summit of Mount Owen in Kahurangi National Park.
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I never could have seen all these places without Nature Safaris (Hiking New Zealand). I learned a lot about the nature in New Zealand and I always had a lot of fun. It was great trip - thank you!
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