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Hump Ridge Track

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31 Orawia Road, Tuatapere 9620, New Zealand
+64 3-226 6739
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Comfort at the end of each days tramping!

Our kids got this for our 60th's....3 days, 2 nights and one heli pack in on the first day. We... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
chris w
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Wellington, New Zealand
Magnificent

We have tramped widely in NZ and done 3 high passes in Nepal and decided to add this on to tramping... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2018
Timww
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Auckland, New Zealand
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The Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track is a 3 day loop walk that takes trampers along the south coast of New Zealand, up to the sub-alpine zone of the Hump Ridge, and over historic viaducts in the heart of native forest. Our two backcountry lodges are in superb locations, each offering a unique stopping point along the walk. We are the only walking track in Fiordland that offers upgrade facilities to independent trampers. Why not enjoy a hot shower and super king-sized bed on your tramp? You can also have your bag, or yourself, flown by helicopter. Each of our lodges has disabled facilities and wheelchair access from the helipad, ensuring that everyone can enjoy our wilderness. Walking packages from $175. Bookings are essential - contact us for more information or to make a booking.
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31 Orawia Road, Tuatapere 9620, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Our kids got this for our 60th's....3 days, 2 nights and one heli pack in on the first day. We figured we could carry our own packs so used the money and up graded our room...PURE BLISS the end of each day. We arrived cold,...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

We have tramped widely in NZ and done 3 high passes in Nepal and decided to add this on to tramping on Stewart Island. This 3 day tramp offered a bit of everything. Magnificent beach walking, beautiful podocarp rain forest and simply amazing alpine views....More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful feeling walking along the beach at the bottom of the South Island with Foveaux Straight and the Southern Ocean between you and Antarctica. Not yet a great walk the Hump Ridge is well worth the effort. Day one is the most challenging...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

While this is a challenging track. The fact you don’t need to pack cooking equipment and can buy dehydrated meals, snacks and beer wine etc at lodges makes it much more manageable. You get a comfy bed and porridge for breakfast. Hiking in style. First...More

1  Thank GriffnLeanne
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Humpridge T, Manager at Hump Ridge Track, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thank you for your lovely feedback. Glad you enjoyed it

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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

I walked the Hump Ridge Track on 20 to 22 February 2018 part of a women's group of 10. We were choppered in from the car park along the beach to the bushline track start. Anthony was very entertaining and informative. With the climb up...More

1  Thank Hini66
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Humpridge T, Manager at Hump Ridge Track, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We are always looking at ways to increase customer experience and will take these comments on board. Sorry about the weather!

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

I’d wanted to ‘do’ the Hump Ridge for ages and finally got around to it. Have always marvelled at photos taken from the summit and of the boardwalks snaking their way through the moss-covered trees hanging with lichen ... I’d had high expectations and so...More

1  Thank Luv2C2
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Humpridge T, Manager at Hump Ridge Track, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thank you for you feedback. Great your expectations were meet for the most part. Yes the 20 kms per day are challenging for some people but most say it was all worth it.

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Easy to reach by car. Parking lot seems safe Combining bush ocean and mountains. Well maintained track.

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Humpridge T, Manager at Hump Ridge Track, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Thank You

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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

The scenery on this track is absolutely gorgeous. The first day is challenging as you must go up to Okaka Lodge at 900 meters. I did this in 30 degree weather and it was challenging. Bring a lot of water and there is a stream...More

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Humpridge T, Manager at Hump Ridge Track, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Thanks you for your review. Great you enjoyed all the Humpridge Track has to offer, and the staff that make it that bit more memorable

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

We did an overnight trip up in the helicopter - WHAT a view - What a great trip!! We really encourage anyone to stay at this fantastic hostel - hot showers - comfy beds.

Thank Mayjr
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Humpridge T, Manager at Hump Ridge Track, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Thank you for your review, Good to hear you enjoyed our variety of options including the Helicopter option

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Flexibility available so you can do all or only a part of the track is great when tramping with friends who have varying levels of fitness. We completed the 3 days but had several friend who helicoptered up to Okaka and great that packs can...More

1  Thank Tony S
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Humpridge T, Manager at Hump Ridge Track, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thank you for your Review. Great you took advantage of the Helicopter option on the first day, so you all could still walk most of the track together. Sorry the dolphins didn't show, but nice you had a swim at Port Craig in our unusually...More

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Fabian R
17 September 2016|
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Response from Biddi1200 | Reviewed this property |
its a gravel road and easily accessible in any form of transportation :) have an awesome time!
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Waikauri
21 October 2015|
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Response from Humpridge T | Property representative |
For those that are getting transport they are usually picked up at about 2:30pm. A lot are off before then. If you leave early enough from Port Craig you would make it, although it would be fairly tight all the same.
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Waikauri
21 October 2015|
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Response from Cedric W |
Hi, You should reach the Rarakau Car Park [start/end of track], by around 2.30pm on the last day, and you would need about 1.5hrs at least to get to Invercargill Airport, so you are cutting it fine. A solution would be to... More
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