Accommodation is based on share twin. That's
two singles or one double sharing a room.
If you are single and want to stay that way
we can arrange single rooms.
Tuatapere we stay at the Waiau Hotel with
twin share and double rooms with ensuite.
Port Craig Village and Waitutu Lodge are
modern back country huts featuring gas heating
and cooking, solar lighting, flush toilets
and drying rooms.
All crockery and cooking
equipment are provided and your track guide
will even cook you porridge for breakfast!
Rooms at are twin single or double with shared
toilet facilities. Sorry only twin single rooms are available at Waitutu Lodge. Hot showers are available.
All linen is provided.
Carry only your own personal items.
A self contained cabin with ensuite and
kitchen are available at Port Craig Village
as an upgrade option.
Tuatapere is 195km from Queenstown, 100km
from Te Anau and 86km from Invercargill
on the Southern Scenic Route.
There is a public transprot services available from Te Anau on irregular days and we can arrange transport to and from Invercargill.
Shuttles to and from Tuatapere are not included
in the package. Feel free to contact
us to help arrange transfers for you.
A moderate level of fitness is required.
To enjoy your walk you need to be able
to walk for 6 – 8 hours over 11 – 16km
( 7 - 10 miles ) each day. We do not go
up any serious hills or passes. The track
is a mixture of natural tracks, beach
and remains of the old tramline. The track
can be wet and muddy at times. Track transport
is included and
helps reduce the walking distance.
Is unpredictable. Extreme conditions can
develop at any time. Be prepared for cold
and wet weather and have warm waterproof
equipment. It makes it even nicer when it
is warm and sunny:
We will provide all
food, snacks, cooking and kitchen equipment,
linen and maps. You provide and
carry a backpack, personal and hiking
equipment. We have packs and wet weather
gear available if required but please
advise in advance.
A good pair of comfortable walking boots
or shoes is essential. The walking is
relatively flat on a mixture of beaches,
natural bush tracks and well formed paths.
It can be wet and muddy after heavy rain
and some people like to use gaiters. You
will need to carry only your own personal
belongings during the day.
For our comprehensive list of things to bring click here.