New Zealand is recognized as a wilderness destination, with its diverse range of landscapes from snow capped mountain ranges, river systems, lakes, and a seemingly endless coast line. Travelers to New Zealand revel in the compact nature of the country; there are very few places in the world where you can experience such diversity within a small area. With the diverse landscape comes a wide range of flora and fauna, from alpine herb gardens, dense rainforest, to the sparse vegetation of the North Island Volcanic Desert Lands. There is something different around every corner, even the weather is changeable, you can be in torrential rain on the South Island's West Coats and then drive 2hrs and be basking in the dry heat of the Canterbury Plains.
Understanding this diversity enables Backcountry Concepts to design tours that maximize our client's experiences. We have been working and playing in this environment longer that we can remember, priding ourselves on delivering safe and meaningful experiences in the backcountry. We also strive to minimise our impact by adopting the environmental impact code. This will help preserve the environment for future generations.