An adventurous ‘on the go’ journey across both islands. For much of the time we are off the beaten track - walking and sometimes wading, cycling or kayaking through the whole range of New Zealand’s ‘great outdoors’: remote lakes, volcanoes, rainforest, hot springs, glaciers, fiords, alpine mountains and remote beaches. The style is informal with backpacking, camping, mountain huts, and evenings on the beach setting the trend.
We visit many of the great New Zealand outdoor locations including the beautiful Lake Waikaremoana, the geothermal areas and volcanic plateau of Tongariro National Park; the beaches and golden sands of Abel Tasman National Park, the canyons and rainforest of Paparoa National Park, the rugged peaks of Arthur's Pass, Mt Cook or Aoraki ‘the cloud piercer’ - New Zealand’s supreme alpine peak, the lush valleys of Mount Aspiring National Park, the most dramatic sheer sided Milford Sound within Fiordland National Park and finally the trip ends in Queenstown: ‘the adrenalin capital of the world’.
Short of time?
Join the trip for North Island only (Ultimate North - leave Wellington on DAY 9) or South Island only (Ultimate South - join in Nelson on DAY 10).
What did you enjoy most about your trip?
"Adventurous discovery of New Zealand with friendly and informative leaders. Wonderful food and well thought out itinerary."
Vanessa Priestley, NZ Contrasts
Would you recommend High Places to others? YES Why?
"You are thoroughly professional and clearly care a lot about getting it right, and you employ great guides – which reflects well on you. Your local knowledge enabled us to do things we could not have organised ourselves. Most importantly, we enjoyed your company – and you seemed to enjoy ours.
Ian Steen, NZ Contrasts
"We had a great holiday and really felt that you had taken a lot of trouble to find the sort of places we would like. We will certainly recommend you to any one we know who is thinking of a New Zealand trips."
Kathleen & Kevin Ryan, NZPYO