Milton Rotary and the Otago Youth Adventure Trust, have for many years taken independent tramping groups on many of our 'Great Walks', and other tracks.
Over the past 29 seasons 18,000 people have successfully completed our trips (some with little tramping experience) We assemble a full party for each trip and provide 3 or 4 experienced trampers to give low key leadership. We organise all transport to our venues, from or to Dunedin (or Queenstown if applicable), all the food, permits, hut fees, track & boat fees etc, and our charges only just cover all these costs.
We also endeavour to brief everyone thoroughly before the trips, (fitness, equipment etc). and provided those who are inexperienced will heed our advice, we generally encounter few problems. The leaders and organisers from the Milton Rotary Club and the Otago Youth Adventure Trust are volunteers, and receive no remuneration for their efforts.