Bush & Beyond guided conservation walks
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The original operator in Kahurangi National Park. New Zealand's most diverse wilderness park. Largest variety of plant species, rare birds and scenery from alpine to coastal. Trips 1 to 8 days, all ages and fitness levels.
Trips range from 1 to 8 days with a maximum of 8 clients and 2 guides. There are hundreds of kilometres of tracks (trails) in this park, some easy, some for the more adventurous and also off track segments. Conservation and natural values are paramount on all trips. All guides have extensive knowledge of flora and fauna. Rare bird sightings may include: Kea, Kaka, Kiwi, Falcon and Blue Duck.
We have the famous HEAPHY TRACK, one of New Zealand's Great Walks, on our list.
All trips are tailored to suit clients needs and are at a pace to suit clients fitness level. A normal walking day will be 5 to 8 hours, including stops to observe the natural surroundings (which are very frequent), as there is so much to see.We have rest stops also for lunch and snacks (all provided).
Age range, type of group
Trips can be arranged for all fitness levels and ages starting from 10 years, or 8 years on all day trips. You can make up your own group, 2 or more, or we can fit you in with a suitable group. Several set date trips are advertised on our website
Sleeping and meals
Apart from day trips accommodation is in Department of Conservation public huts (cabins) depending on the particular trip. These range from large huts which cater for up to 25 people and include gas heating and/or wood fires and cooking facilities, through to back country huts sleeping 4. There is no electricity in these huts but there are washing facilities and in most cases swimming opportunities. On some trips tents are used but this is optional and provided by us. Clients are expected to carry their own personal gear: sleeping bag, clothing etc and a small amount of food. The majority of all food and other gear is carried by guides. All food is supplied and cooking is done by your guides. We supply home cooked and dehydrated meals where fresh food is not optional.
We have what we call the COMFORT SPECIAL, where we have a house with power and all facilities situated on the edge of a picturesque lake in a remote valley with road access. We can have numerous day trips (depending on clients wishes) from here where we can explore the surrounding area, seeing such things as pristine alpine lakes, tussock grasslands, valley walking and visit an historic cottage, once lived in by two local legends.
Policies & Restrictions
The only restrictions are that clients must be 10 years or older, unless doing a day trip which is 8 years, and no domestic animals allowed in the park.
The rates are variable depending on the trip you are doing. It will be approximately NZ$100.00 per day per person. This includes all food, hut (cabin) passes and transfers ex Motueka.
We can supply a booking form on request, or can be sent direct from our website at:
Alpine flowering is at it's best from late December through to early February. Trips are available all year round.
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