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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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Highlight of our trip to New Zealand

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 hike goes from beaches where you might see Hector's dolphins, then winds up through beech... More 

Thank KeltyA
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 could be purchased. I took advantage of the alcoholic beverages available for purchase - good... More 

Thank Nicholas S
Invercargill, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 the boss'

Thank coxvill
Oamaru, Otago, New Zealand
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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 a few parts which are ho-hum. We chose the Freedom Walk option and carried our... More 

Thank fallenfarmgirl
Brisbane, Australia
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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 fairly conditioned hiker before tackling this track, but if you're willing and able to power... More 

1 Thank Elizabeth S
2 reviews
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 flat and picturesque. Don't over think it just go. Easy because you don't carry tent... More 

Thank nick m
Christchurch, New Zealand
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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
Boston, Massachusetts
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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 maintained tracks and miles of boardwalks, beautiful lodgings, comfortable beds with bedding and hot showers!... More 

4 Thank ania_camargo
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 February 2017 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 

1 Thank Helen W
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

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 

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