How many Kms is the walk?
Each guided walk shows the distance and average walking time. This takes into account breaks and stops for refreshments. Timing will depend on the group size and weather conditions
What should I bring?
Each trip has full details on what to bring but in general a packing list is below
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS – For comfort and safety all clients MUST carry the equipment below. Guides may refuse inadequately equipped clients.
- Jacket – waterproof with hood
- Overtrousers – windproof
- Boots – sturdy, good fit, protected with dressing/polish
- Socks – 2-3 pairs in good condition*
- Hat or Balaclava*
- Gloves or Mittens*
- Tops – 2 medium weight*
- Jersey or Jacket – 2, 1 lightweight*
- Shorts – quick drying
- Cotten Shirt and Sun hat – optional; for use in fine weather.
- Pack – with waterproof liner such as yellow MSC packliner. Pack should be light, strong, comfortable, 60-90 litres for overnight trips. Carry up to one quarter your weight.
- Survival Bag – Pack liner
- Sleeping bag – good quality down or synthetic fibre.
- Pack in stuff bag. Keep dry in plastic bag.
- Sleeping Mat – closed cell foam, or a self-inflating airbed.
- Torch – small with spare bulb & batteries.
- Drink Bottle
- Gaiters or Puttees (optional) – to keep out gravel
What is the weather is bad?
Fiordland is shaped by weather and we can never guarantee that it will be fine and sunny. Unless the helicopter can’t fly we will plan to walk even if it is raining. Often the weather in Queenstown or Te Anau can be very different and localised so pack for all weather especially if doing an overnight trip.