New for this season is the Humpridge
Experience the Hump Ridge track - enjoy stunning beaches, forest, sub alpine views and see the Percy Burn viaduct, reputedly the largest surviving wooden viaduct in the world. This is a three day loop track of approximately 61km in Fiordland National Park.
Day one: Our bus leaves the Leviathan Hotel in Dunedin at 12.30pm for Tuatapere, stopping on the way for afternoon tea at your own cost. Our first night accommodation is at the Waiau Tuatapere Hotel in twin share or dorm style rooms. Evening meals are available from the Bistro at the hotel and is at your cost (not included in trip cost). Breakfast is provided before heading out to the start of the track.
Day two the bus 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.
Day three 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.
Day four consists of bush walking, then out on to several small beaches, finally finishing back at the car park where our adventure started. Arrival time back to Dunedin is approximately 8pm.
The track is rated medium to hard and a good level of fitness is required. The track provides board walks, steps and normal track walking conditions.
Huts are supplied with cups, crockery and cutlery. Bunk rooms sleep eight people in each with pillows supplied.
Packs can be heli lifted to the first hut, this is available for an additional cost and can be booked at Tuatapere the night before leaving to start on the track, note this service is subject to weather conditions. (The details of this service including cost will be advised before the tramp.)