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Hump Ridge Track

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31 Orawia Road, Tuatapere 9620, New Zealand
+64 3-226 6739
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Hump ridge with at 10 and 8 yr. old!

We did the hump ridge with our girls, 10 and 8. It was truly one of the best walks we have ever... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Harold T
Sydney, Australia
Fabulous time

Great tramp in 4 seasons of weather. Great to see lots of kiwis out enjoying the holidays. Wish I'd... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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The Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track is a 3 day loop walk that takes trampers along the south coast of New Zealand, up to the sub-alpine zone of the Hump Ridge, and over historic viaducts in the heart of native forest. Our two backcountry lodges are in superb locations, each offering a unique stopping point along the walk. We are the only walking track in Fiordland that offers upgrade facilities to independent trampers. Why not enjoy a hot shower and super king-sized bed on your tramp? You can also have your bag, or yourself, flown by helicopter. Each of our lodges has disabled facilities and wheelchair access from the helipad, ensuring that everyone can enjoy our wilderness. Walking packages from $175. Bookings are essential - contact us for more information or to make a booking.
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31 Orawia Road, Tuatapere 9620, New Zealand
+64 3-226 6739

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We did the hump ridge with our girls, 10 and 8. It was truly one of the best walks we have ever done. Varied, with a climb from beach to sub?alpine the first day. The forest is wonderful, and silent, especially for Aussies. The lodges...More

3  Thank Harold T
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Great tramp in 4 seasons of weather. Great to see lots of kiwis out enjoying the holidays. Wish I'd gotten up to the Tarns. The accomodation was excellent in the huts. The days are long. Heaps of photo ops - Te Wae Wae bay is...More

1  Thank mariajcunningham
Reviewed 20 May 2017

If you think you can hike 21km/day with the promise of a hot shower and glass of wine at the end to motivate you, then you should absolutely do this hike. The scenery was unbelievable, and the lodges were very comfortable. The first day the...More

1  Thank KeltyA
Reviewed 17 May 2017

One planned highlight of a South Island road trip. Three day two nights. Found the first day which is pretty uphill demanding but that is probably as much a reflection on my fitness. Good facilities most people elected to buy the freeze dried meals that...More

1  Thank Nicholas S
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I really recommend it for people who enjoy the added extras.. hot shower.. purchase wine .beer .. and food etc ..and the scenery is amazing .. actually everything .. there will probably be a forth.. i have a video on youtube 'humpridge track 2017 with...More

2  Thank coxvill
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

We did this hike as a family with 3 kids aged 15, 13 and 10. Our fitness levels varied with my husband and eldest child being the fittest and the girls and I pretty average. This is a tough hike, plenty of highlights but also...More

1  Thank fallenfarmgirl
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Really enjoyed this hike, and there is a nice sense of achievement when you complete it. We found all 3 days equally challenging. Technically, day 2 and 3 are progressively "easier", but with tired legs and sore feet you barely notice. Make sure you're a...More

2  Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

First day about 21 km from sea level to about 1000 m height. However heli pack most stuff so just carrying day pack is ok. Facility is amazing they supplied linen and meals except lunch. Day 2 mainly down hill beautiful walk. Day 3 mainly...More

2  Thank nick m
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

This is a tough walk but well worth the effort and the scenery is spectacular . The huts are excellent with hot showers and you can buy dehydrated meals , wine and beer,

1  Thank Anna A
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

This is one of my favorite tracks in NZ. My husband and I have done most of the "Great Walks" and we think this one ranks up there with the best of them. It takes 3 days and is about 20km per day with well...More

4  Thank ania_camargo
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Fabian R
18 September 2016|
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Response from Biddi1200 | Reviewed this property |
its a gravel road and easily accessible in any form of transportation :) have an awesome time!
21 October 2015|
Response from Humpridge T | Property representative |
For those that are getting transport they are usually picked up at about 2:30pm. A lot are off before then. If you leave early enough from Port Craig you would make it, although it would be fairly tight all the same.
21 October 2015|
Response from Cedric W |
Hi, You should reach the Rarakau Car Park [start/end of track], by around 2.30pm on the last day, and you would need about 1.5hrs at least to get to Invercargill Airport, so you are cutting it fine. A solution would be to... More