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Southern Wilderness

Nelson, New Zealand
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Gourmet Guided Walks on the Heaphy Track and in the Nelson Lakes and Abel Tasman National Parks
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Blair M wrote a review Feb 2022
Christchurch, New Zealand20 contributions3 helpful votes
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Huge shout out to Angus and Tom for being fantastic hosts/guides throughout our 5 x day 4 x night Heaphy Track walk in mid Jan. Nothing was too big a deal for these guys and the meals were sensational. Some in the party had done the Milford assisted walk and the Heaphy experience with Southern Wilderness was rated far higher. As for the walk , again with Angus and Tom's help it was able to be done with few concerns. And it is a stunning walk. Knowing the swimming holes along the way and other points to note was a bonus . We will be back for one of the other walks . Thanks guys!
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Date of experience: January 2022
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suzannel711 wrote a review Feb 2022
Wellington, New Zealand5 contributions1 helpful vote
Angus and Tom from Southern Wilderness gave us an amazing holiday on the Heaphy track. We did the five day gourmet tour and we had an absolute blast. The group was small (our two couples and two others from another family). The guides were relaxed and friendly and really knowledgeable about the track and the wildlife. The food is quite unbelievable and they have an incredibly slick operation. We enjoyed the DOC huts and of course the walk itself. Loved swimming whenever we could and there is more time for this because the food is taken care of. Doing the five day trip gives you two quite relaxed days in the middle and I would definitely recommend this. This trip is worth every cent and I would do it again in a heartbeat. Thanks Angus and Tom.
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Pip N wrote a review Jan 2022
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We had three days of adventure with Angus and Toni from Southern Wilderness over New Year 2022... what a delight from great customerised three days of walking (that were appropriately adjusted after one of our group turned their ankle, now we know they hadn't quite trained sufficiently), to fantastic local knowlwdge of forna and flora, excellent support for three hours after the turned ankle (and strapping), and indeed delicious nutricious lunches (that included for vegetarians)... highly recommended and would certainly love to go with them again...
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Date of experience: December 2021
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Dee G wrote a review Jan 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand3 contributions3 helpful votes
Highly recommended for groups with a diverse range of fitness. Angus ensured that we all experienced Nelson Lakes
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Date of experience: December 2021
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Tim N-U wrote a review May 2021
Havelock North, New Zealand52 contributions8 helpful votes
6 of us hiked the Heaphy with Angus & Tom, who looked after us professionally and cooked heavenly food for us all along the Track. Fun company, varied environments, and learnt all sorts of interesting things. Plus saw takahe at 3 of the huts!
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Date of experience: May 2021
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