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Hump Ridge Track

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Address: 31 Orawia Road, Tuatapere 9620, New Zealand
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+64 3-226 6739

The Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track is a 3 day loop walk that takes trampers...

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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Don't miss...but train before!

Super walk over 3 days staying 2 lodges. Walk day 1 from 0 to 3000 ft through forest....last 6 km a killer....up steep forest climbing over roots.....BUT well worth the... read more

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Super walk over 3 days staying 2 lodges. Walk day 1 from 0 to 3000 ft through forest....last 6 km a killer....up steep forest climbing over roots.....BUT well worth the struggle! Day 2 and 3 long but not as strenuous. Super views and we were lucky enough to see sunset and sunrise. Great lodges...we did freedom walk...bunk rooms....great. Showers expensive... More 

Thank Helen W
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I cannot recommend this walk too highly. I have just finished doing the three day guided walk and am telling everyone what a great experience it was. It is a challenging walk , particularly the first day up the hill to Okaka lodge, but the walk through the forest and the views when you get there are spectacular. As one... More 

Thank _imeldaobrien
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the hardest thing I have ever done but the rewards were great. The opportunity to spend 3 days in a beautiful pristine wilderness was a privilege and we were lucky to have 3 glorious days which kept the motivation levels high when tackling all those hills. I am not a good uphill walker but trained and was able... More 

Thank Bev S
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were a group of 5 mums (aged between 39-50) who did the walk. A very tough walk - and it tested our fitness and stamina constantly. Be prepared! You've been warned! You will be rewarded with sensational scenery. The "add on luxuries" you can buy for this walk are fantastic. We opted for twin rooms - so did not... More 

Thank Yvette L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had been looking forward to hiking this track with my family for over 6 months. I knew it was going to be difficult for me even though I am fairly active so I trained for the distance and altitude (I am 65). Yes, it was difficult but the rewards were tremendous! The forest was uncut beech and everywhere you... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We did the hump ridge as we had been unable to get a reservation on the Milford/ Kepler Tracks. We were not expecting to experience a track that would rival & even surpass the great tracks for their beauty, but that is what happened! The scenery was utterly stunning. The views from the ridge over fjordland are breathtaking & we... More 

Thank missechsinclair
Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Much of the track was boardwalk, which made for very pleasant walking. Great views the second day. Lodges are very very nice, with some great views, comfy beds, and yummy porridge in the morning, and have fully-stocked pots/pans/utensils etc for whatever meals you want to make. Hiking times on signs were surprisingly accurate. The trail can get very muddy (especially... More 

Thank triumphant2016
Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Though not officially a great walk of New Zealand, this one truly deserves the name. 3 days of quite demanding ascents, descents, boardwalks, forest and beach trails will make your knees shiver. I would not recommend this as a beginner's walk but it's totally doable for anyone who enjoys walking and has some experience. Be aware that compared to the... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We have just finished the Hump Ridge Track. My advice is to set off early and have 2 long breaks each day. The climb on the first day seems to go on forever, especially as the climb starts 15km in after the start. A reasonable level of walking fitness is essential before starting. The guides were helpful and friendly. My... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

This was a surprisingly difficult tramp with tired legs every day. The track is a little rough, slippery and muddy in places, which made us feel less on a highway compared to the Great Walks. The variety of scenery was beautiful with the best forests I've seen. The lodges were superb though, well set up luxury walking!! Hot showers washed... More 

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