A true wilderness area; home to the great spotted kiwi and to unique ecosystems that offer endless opportunities to discover an untouched world. Our favourite day walk is on mt arthur with its unique plants and stunning views. horse trek across mountain streams and visit wild places. Leave no leaf unturned on a guided trip with a local conservationist; ideal for special interests such as funghi, alpine flowers or kaast geology. Home of the renowned Heaphy Track.
The Kahurangi is a pristine wilderness area and best visited with a guide to point out its many unique features. Missed by the ice-age, there are many plants unique to this park, like the unusual dracophylum. Varied terrain from beech forest to tussocks with kaast limestone features. Stunning views above the tree line.
The 2-3 hour Mt Arthur Hut - Flora Hut loop or the 5-6 hour climb to the summit are accessible to any experienced trampers. Good jackets and boots are required. We can provide maps, bird and plant guides and picnics.
Mt Owen & Mt Olympus both feature in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Helicopter flights can take you to these spots or over to any of the Golden Bay locations.
$ $0-$149 / $$ $150-$249 / $$$ $250+
”A wild and natural place“
Many of the locations are only accessible by helicopter. Extend either of the Hobbit Location Tours with a flight to Mt Owen (exit from the mines of Moria), Mt Olympus (south of Rivendell) or both.
Your guide will pick you up from the lodge and take you up to 1000m where your walk starts. Choose either an active day climbing Mount Arthur for stunning 360 views or a gentle stoll turning every leaf. A must-do trip for keen birders, botanists and conservationists.
Your guide will pick you up from the lodge and take you over the Takaka Hill and into the Cobb Valley where your walk starts. Choose either an active day climbing to the Tablelands, with supurb alpine flowers in spring or hike along the valley in search of flora and fauna. A must-do trip for keen birders, botanists and geologists.
Special interest private guided day trips.