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5 Day New Zealand Fiordland Four Great walks

New Zealand Fiordland Four Great Walks

A Pack Free guided 5-day walk

On the South Island of New Zealand, lies the stunning Fiordland National Park, an area over 12,000 square kilometres. This region features magnificent snow-capped mountains, glacier-carved fiords, stunning lakes, and ancient rainforests. On this fabulous 5 day walk, you will experience the highlights of four of the great Fiordland walks pack free, including the Milford Track, the Routeburn Track, the Kepler Track, and the Hollyford Track without carrying a heavy pack. No huts to endure, you’ll love staying at superb accommodation at Te Anau and one night on the charming Milford Mariner vessel on Milford Sound. Indulge in local produce and New Zealand wines every night. Add to this ‘Wow” Factors such as a helicopter flight to the start of your walk on day one and you have a truly inspirational New Zealand walking holiday.

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A Pack Free Walk

Carry as little as your water, camera and lunch

One of the biggest drawcards of this walk is that our guests won’t be asked to carry their clothes or overnight bags for the entire walk. This is a big advantage in you’ll avoid carrying an additional 8kg or more on your back every day. With Life’s An Adventure, carry as little as your water, camera and lunch.

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Wow Factor!

Helicopter to the top of our Kepler Track walk

Accessing the Kepler Track will be truly inspirational. We take off from lakeside Te Anau by helicopter and fly over the lake and up the face of the mountain to Luxmore Hut. From here we disembark and start our walk to Mt Luxmore for magnificent mountain views from the top. What a day, what an adventure!

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Wow Factor!

Jet boating down the majestic Waiau!

Experience the thrill of jet boating down the majestic Waiau! This picturesque river is lined by ancient beech tree forest and features in the opening scene from The Lord of the Rings. This is true Middle Earth! Experience the excitement and adventure of the surging river, then enjoy the tranquil surrounds as you cruise onto Lake Manapouri.

Distinction Hotel Te Anau

3 nights

We spend 3 nights at the Distinction Hotel overlooking beautiful Lake Te Anau.  Indulge in beautiful modern New Zealand a la carte dining featuring locally sourced produce accompanied with fine wines in the Mac Kinnon Restaurant.

The hotel features a bar with lovely views, a day spa and an outdoor pool. The hotel is a short stroll to the shops of Te Anau.

Bedding configurations: 
Each room is twin share and features a king size bed
or two twin beds with ensuite.

Milford Mariner Boat - Milford Sound

1 night

Our feature stay is on the spectacular Milford Sound aboard the iconic Milford Mariner. After our walk on day 3, we head directly to our vessel for our overnight adventure. We cruise out to the edge of the Sound viewing the spectacular waterfalls and mountains of the fiord, before mooring in a secluded bay for the night. There’s even time to explore the shoreline by kayak or boat. In the evening enjoy dinner onboard served with local New Zealand wines before retiring to your cabin. Wake up more amazing scenery before we disembark after breakfast.

Room Configurations:
Cabins have double or twin beds with ensuite.
Cabins based on twin share. Or see pricing page for single supplement upgrades.

Flexible and Personalised Tours

We have designed our walks to be flexible as we understand each person is different. Guests have the choice of longer or shorter walking days and also the freedom to opt-out of any day’s walking and enjoy free time to explore the towns we visit en-route. All tours are small and intimate with a maximum group size of 12 people. However, if you have a bigger group please contact us for details.

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Superb Guides

Guides are what bring the landscape to life when you are walking. Our guides are extremely passionate about New Zealand’s National Parks as well as delivering a world-class walk.

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Fabulous meals featuring local produce

Every night enjoy superb restaurant meals featuring delicious local produce, accompanied by wonderful New Zealand wines.

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Why Choose Us

Tour Itinerary

Inclusions
5 Day New Zealand Fiordland Four Great walks

Your 5 day walking holiday includes:

  • Fully supported walk with no packs to carry
  • 3 nights accommodation at the lakefront Distinction Hotel, Te Anau
  • 1 night onboard the Milford Mariner Boat on Milford Sound
  • Helicopter flight to the Kepler Track
  • Boat transfer across Lake Te Anau
  • 5 delicious lunches
  • Restaurant dinners every evening featuring local produce
  • Complimentary New Zealand wine with evening meals
  • 4 x Hot and cold breakfasts
  • Professional and passionate guides
  • Return transfers to and from Queenstown
Day One: Queenstown - Kepler Track - Te Anau
5 Day New Zealand Fiordland Four Great walks

Note: Guests will be required to fly into Queenstown the day prior to the tour. 

Meet your guides in the foyer of the Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown at 7.00am, this hotel is ideally located opposite the foreshore and across the road from great restaurants and cafes. This morning we drive to Te Anau, a two-hour journey which takes in spectacular views of stunning Lake Wakatipu and dramatic mountains along the way.  Upon arrival in Te Anau, we meet our helicopter on the edge of the lake for our short but spectacular flight across Lake Te Anau and up to Mt Luxmore Hut, where we disembark and start our walk along the Kepler Track. Our local nature guide will take us on a journey through alpine tussock plains to learn about the flora and fauna of this region as we make our way to the summit of Mount Luxmore the highest point on the track at 1472m. Here you will be rewarded with spectacular panoramic views of the Te Anau basin and surrounding Fiordland mountains. Afterwards, we head down the mountain, exploring silver beech forest, New Zealand silver ferns and magnificent towering limestone bluffs to Lake Te Anau, taking in amazing views all the way. We reach the sandy beach of Brod Bay and are met by our boat transfer to take us across Lake Te Anau. The boat ride offers an enjoyable way to complete this very beautiful guided walk on the Kepler Track. We walk the short distance to our accommodation for the night the wonderful lakefront Distinction Hotel. There’s time to relax or take a swim in the pool before joining us in the restaurant for dinner. Tonight enjoy a la carte dining featuring local produce accompanied with New Zealand wines.

EASY OPTION:
An easier option is available today. For those not wanting to walk to the top of Mt Luxmore, the second guide will walk this group from Luxmore Hut to Brod Bay, this is a downhill walk, missing the walk to the summit of Mount Luxmore. 8.2kms. 4 -5 hours walking. Medium level of fitness. There are plenty of stops along the way for photographs, bird watching and interpretation to break the descent. Available when 8 or more guests.

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Day Two: Hollyford Track
5 Day New Zealand Fiordland Four Great walks

After breakfast, we enjoy a scenic drive to the Hollyford Track. Today’s walk is a valley based walk which follows a turquoise river through stunning pristine forests, that some say are even more stunning than the Milford Track. We begin our 18km walk up the Hollyford Valley. The track undulates gently through forests showcasing a variety of native bush and ferns, with many cute bridges that cross over cascading rivers and beside tumbling waterfalls. Abundant with birdlife, the native Kereru and tom tits can often be seen. We stop for lunch at Hidden Falls, a powerful 31 meters tall waterfall which crashes into a plunge pool below. Afterwards, we transfer back to our accommodation at Te Anau. Tonight the group comes together for dinner in the restaurant served with New Zealand’s wines.

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Day Three: Routeburn Track - Milford Sound overnight cruise
5 Day New Zealand Fiordland Four Great walks

After breakfast, we drive to the start of the Routeburn Track. Today we will walk the first section of the famous Routeburn Track to Key Summit, famed as one of New Zealand’s most rewarding day hikes and the highlight of Fiordland National Park. The track burst with abundant birdlife along the way, and you may be lucky enough to see the bellbirds, kea or wood pigeons with their striking iridescent colours. We begin our walk trekking through lush rainforests, past a stunning waterfall before our trail ascends 400 metres, emerging at Key Summit where you will be rewarded with absolute jaw-dropping views of surrounding snow-capped mountains and pretty alpine lakes in all their glory. You’ll feel like you are on top of the world and you can enjoy breathtaking views down three of the major valleys. Afterwards, we drive to the UNESCO world heritage area of Milford Sound where we stay overnight on board the Milford Mariner, designed in the style of a heritage built vessel. We board at 4.30pm when most of the other tourist are gone, so we can truly savour the tranquillity of this little piece of paradise.  Enjoy a cruise of the length of the sound to the Tasman Sea and stroll the decks taking in the breathtaking scenery including famous Mitre Peak. We anchor overnight in the sheltered Harrison Cove, where you can either enjoy kayaking or join small boat for some up-close views. Retire to your cabin with ensuite to freshen up, before joining the group for dinner tonight served with New Zealand wines.

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Day Four: Milford Sound Track - End Section
5 Day New Zealand Fiordland Four Great walks

After a hearty breakfast on board, we disembark our vessel and get ready for our next walking adventure on the famous Milford Sound Track. We take a short boat transfer to the other side of the sound, where we begin walking. We meander along a track of lush Fiordland rainforest, alongside the Arthur River and Lake Ada, with towering mossy trees and ferns. We eventually reach Giant’s Gate Falls one of the most famous sights on the whole track, a stunning waterfall plunging into a crystal clear pool. We stop at this picture postcard on the swing bridge so you can take photos of this spectacular location. Afterwards, we take our boat launch back across the sound and drive back to Te Anau arriving at 4.30pm with the remainder of the afternoon at leisure. Our overnight accommodation is back at the Distinction Hotel. Tonight we enjoy our last dinner together in the restaurant with some wonderful New Zealand wines.

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Day Five: Kelper Track from Lake Manapouri to Rainbow Reach - Queenstown
5 Day New Zealand Fiordland Four Great walks

Our last day sees us exploring a portion of the Kelper Track from Lake Manapouri to Rainbow Reach. Hike across sandy, tree lined beaches, peek inside an authentic ‘kiwi’ tramping hut, discover expansive wetlands, native forest and even a swing bridge, this is a great opportunity for everyone to discover a piece of real New Zealand!  From here we’ll  experience the thrill of jet boating down the majestic Waiau! This picturesque river is lined by ancient beech tree forest and features in the opening scene from The Lord of the Rings. This is true Middle Earth! Experience the excitement and adventure of the surging river, then enjoy the tranquil surrounds as you cruise onto Lake Manapouri.  After our jetboatting fun we will make the journey back to Queenstown, arriving at approximately 7.00pm the end of a remarkable journey.

 

Tour Availability

We run regular tours from October to April every year. We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. Email us at walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

PRIVATE GROUPS:
Date of your choice is available for groups of 10 -12 people. Subject to availability.
Please contact us for more details on (02) 9975 4553 or email: groups@lifesanadventure.com.au


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Tour Prices

Super Earlybird prices available when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Normal Price requires deposit then final payment due 12 weeks prior to departure. Additional Past Passenger discount not available for groups.

Super Earlybird savings of $300 per person when you book and pay at time of booking. Plus check out our COVID Booking Guarantee (see details below).
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PRIVATE GROUPS
Private groups of 10 people can choose the date of your choice subject to availability.


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DEPARTURES
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Your own Private Group of 10 guests

PRIVATE GROUPS
10-12 participants
Departure of your choice subject to availability.

NEXT SEASON’S DEPARTURES:
Oct 2022 to Apr 2023

Super Earlybird Price*…..$3599
Normal Price………………. $3899

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ROOM UPGRADES:

Singles wanting their own room.       Add $815
Subject to availability at time of booking.

Our COVID Booking Guarantee

For terms and conditions on our special COVID-19 Booking Guarantee click here.

Discount Information:

PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT: Those who have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously, receive a past passenger discount of $100. Not available for private groups.

EARLYBIRD & SPOT SPECIAL CANCELLATIONS: Refunds or cancellations are not permitted for Earlybird Deals or Spot Specials, however, transfers to another date are permitted 13 weeks or more prior to departure. We advise taking out travel insurance, in case unexpected circumstances prior to the trip, prevent you from joining this tour. Early bird or Spot Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at the time of initial booking. Flexiwalk Add-On option not available on these tickets.

Travel Insurance

We strongly advise our clients travelling within Australia to take out Travel Insurance. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE .

Additional Information

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A deposit of $500 per person is required to secure your booking. (unless taking advantage of Earlybird or Spot Specials in which full payment is required at time of booking).
  • Note: If you are booking within 120 days of your departure date – we will require full payment at the time of booking
  • Prices are based on twin share of rooms. If you are travelling solo you may be required to share with someone of the same gender. If this is not suitable you can request to pay a single supplement, however, limited single rooms are available per trip so are on a request basis.
  • Payments must be made online via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc.

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  • Address: HEAD OFFICE: Shop 7, 1306 Pittwater Road
    Narrabeen NSW 2101.

    WALKING THE THREE CAPES:
    Guests can meet this tour at our Life’s An Adventure Premises:
    29/6955 Arthur Highway, Port Arthur.
  • Phone: (02) 9975 4553
    After Hours: 0457 002 482
  • Email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au
  • Monday - Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday - Sunday: Closed
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