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New Zealand South Island Hiking

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New Zealand South Island Hiking
With its glorious fjords, glaciers, mountains, lakes, rivers, and tracks that crisscross it all, New Zealand's rugged South Island is a trekker's dream. On this amazing journey, hike in Abel Tasman, Paparoa, Nelson Lakes, Fiordland National Parks, Franz Josef Glacier, and sections of two Great Walks. Take an exciting jetboat safari, cruise spectacular Milford Sound, soak in soothing hot pools, and experience Maori culture firsthand. Along the way, enjoy exclusive hotels, taste world-class wine, and encounter native wildlife, from sperm whales to wandering albatross.
  • Experience the splendor of New Zealand's South Island on this custom-designed hiking adventure
  • Take unforgettable hikes through diverse landscapes, from rugged coastline to alpine forests
  • Explore the remote, beautiful Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area by helicopter, hiking, and jetboat

Minimum Age: 14
  • Adventure and Active
About MT Sobek
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This is where adventure travel began! Since our first Everest Base Camp trek in 1969, we’ve been connecting adventurers to the world through genuine, active and immersive experiences. We can’t think of anything more fulfilling than being outside and going deep into nature, exploring hidden places and getting to know local people. It’s what we love to do, so let us share it with you.

To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly pac ...
Nov 20, 2022 through
Dec 02, 2022
Nov 16, 2022 7:00 PM
12 Nights from
$9,065.00 (USD)
Per Person
Dec 18, 2022 through
Dec 30, 2022
Dec 14, 2022 7:00 PM
12 Nights from
$9,065.00 (USD)
Per Person
Jan 01, 2023 through
Jan 13, 2023
Dec 28, 2022 7:00 PM
12 Nights from
$9,065.00 (USD)
Per Person
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Day Destination
1 Arrive in Nelson
2 Go Deep into Abel Tasman National Park
3 Experience Nelson Lakes National Park
4 Get a Taste of Local Wines & Maori Culture
5 Enjoy Whale-Watching, Hiking, and Hanmer Springs
6 Experience Beech Forests & Pancake Rocks
7 Explore Paparoa National Park
8 Tackle the Mighty Franz Josef Glacier
9 Take a Jetboat Safari in South Westland
10 Follow Trails Around Lake Wanaka
11 Trek the Kepler Track
12 Marvel at Milford Sound & the Routeburn Track
13 Arrive in Queenstown and Depart for Home
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.