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Trip Date for 2023; 3-6 March 2023
The Hump Ridge track is a three day 61km loop track in Fiordland National Park, that takes you along stunning beaches on the south coast of Southland, through forest, up to the sub-alpine zone of the Hump Ridge for spectacular views plus see the Percy Burn viaduct, reputedly the largest surviving wooden viaduct in the world. This track is gaining more in popularity each year.
The track is rated medium to hard so an excellent level of fitness is required to walk for 8-9 hours each day carrying your pack. The track provides board walks, steps and normal track walking conditions.
Day one: Bus leaves the Leviathan Hotel in Dunedin at 12.00pm for Tuatapere, stopping on the way for afternoon tea at your own cost. Our first nights accommodation is at the Backpackers in Waiau in dorm style rooms. The evening meal will be served at their Cafe which is included in your trip fee. Breakfast is provided before heading out to the start of the track.
Day two: The transport takes you to the start of the Humpridge which then starts with a climb from the Rarakau car park at sea level to the first hut (Okaka Lodge) at 890 metres. 21km (7-9 hours). Packs will be heli lifted to the first hut (weather permitting), this is included in your trip price.
Day three: The track takes you back down to sea level with views of the historic viaducts and a walk along the old bullock track to Port Craig with its historic relics. The night is spent at Port Craig Lodge. 21km (7-9 hours)
Day four: The final day consists of bush walking, then out on to several small beaches, finally finishing back at the car park where our adventure started. 20km (5-7 hours) Arrival time back to Dunedin is approximately 8pm.
Bunk rooms sleep eight people in each with pillows supplied.
TRANSPORT AND FOOD;
Our buses leave from the Leviathan Hotel in Dunedin. We can pick you up enroute. If you choose to meet us in Tuatapere there is no discount to the cost of the trip. Prices are all based on travel from Dunedin.
We organise all the food and equipment to cook it with. You help carry it, cook it and eat it. Your share of the food/equipment you need to carry will be approximately 2kg. Huts are supplied with cups, crockery and cutlery.
There is limited cell phone coverage on the track and at both Lodges, but sorry nowhere to recharge.
Refreshments are available to purchase at both Lodges. Please bring cash or card to purchase.
Phone; 027 272 9923
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