On the trail we stay in public DOC huts.
These range from 10 to 12 person huts with
open design bunks. They have a fire, running
cold water and outside toilets.
be asked to carry your own sleeping bags,
we have some light weight versions available
for loan. We have supply drops at a hut along the way
but you may be asked to assist with carrying
some light food supplies and your own eating equipment.
All crockery and cooking
equipment are provided.
Anau has daily shuttle services from Queenstown and Invercargill.
We are happy to help with transport arrangements.
On the completion of your walk we can arrange a same day
shuttle to Te Anau and Queenstown. If you require transport
to Invercargill you will need to stay an extra night in
Tuatapere with Scenic Shuttles departing at 9.00am.
Shuttles to and from Te Anau are not included
in the package. Feel free to contact
us to help arrange transfers from other locations.
A high level of fitness is required.
To enjoy your walk you need to be able
to walk for 6 – 8 hours over 11 – 16km
( 7 - 10 miles ) each day. We go
up and down some serious hills and over
high passes. The track can be
very wet and very muddy at times. At other times it is just wet and muddy.
Is unpredictable. Extreme conditions can
develop at any time. Be prepared for cold
and wet weather and have warm waterproof
equipment. It makes it even nicer when it
is warm and sunny:
We will provide all
food, snacks, cooking and kitchen equipment and maps. You provide and
carry a backpack, personal and hiking
equipment. We have packs and wet weather
gear available if required but please
advise in advance.
A good pair of comfortable walking boots
is essential. The walking is a mixture
of bush walking, alpine walking, steep
descent, mud and quite possibly wading
rivers... Some people like
to use gaiters and or walking sticks.
You will need to carry only your own personal
belongings, your sleeping
bag and eating utensils during the day.
For our comprehensive list of things to bring click here.