FULL DAY ROUTEBURN TRACK WALK Make your way on this great walk in Mount Aspiring National Park with a gradual ascent, through a world of ancient ferns, mosses, lichens and beech forest. Every step can be a story as your knowledgeable guide will describe the forest plants, point out those with medicinal benefits and ensure you stop and meet the native birds which are plentiful. Just 6.5km, approximately 2.5 hours down the track, the woodlands part to reveal the rich grassland of Routeburn Flats, overlooked on all sides by majestic mountains. The Flats is a pristine site to stop for lunch. After a delicious Kiwi-style picnic lunch, we turn and enjoy the valley in reverse. Exploring the old paths of the Māori travellers as we travel along their old ‘Greenstone’ trails, discovering more stories around each corner. Well formed easy walking track (8km each way) Departs : 8am
Full Day Routeburn Track Walk
ASPIRING WILDERNESS EXPERIENCE This full day adventure combines total wilderness walking through ancient beech forest in the Mount Aspiring National Park, with the "Dart River Jet Safari" traveling to the start of your guided walk through one of the most scenic high mountain big river valleys to be found in New Zealand.
The only way to master the shallow glacial waters of the Southern Alps is by the Kiwi innovation that revolutionised high-country transport, the Jet Boat.
The Jet Boat drivers know their river intimately and their superb skills behind the wheel compliment frequent stops on this unique journey to explain the geology and lore of the ancient and unspoiled lands you traverse. Two fascinating hours and 35km later your guide will meet you at a secret spot on the banks of the Dart River then lead you on a very gentle ascent under a canopy of native beech forest where birdsong supplies an unrivalled, natural soundtrack. This is in an area where Guided Nature Walks is the only company allowed to walk through. Walking distance: 4 to 9 kms (optional - easy to moderate). Track: Unformed trails easy to moderate walking on leaves and moss. Departs at 8am
Aspiring Wilderness Experience
The New Zealand Book 2019 - 20 | Australian Dollars
WALKS OF NEW ZEALAND