Come along for an early season walk over Labour weekend and enjoy the extra daylight hours on the Hump Ridge.
The Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track operates in three “Season” modes. High, Shoulder and Winter. A variety of service levels and scheduled transport are available during these seasons. We are of course happy to operate at any time of the year for minimum numbers!
|Winter||1st May to 12 October 2010||charter||charter|
|Shoulder||22 Oct 2010 to 23 Dec 2010||Friday & Saturdays plus some extras – check calendar||Fri - Monday|
|High||24 Dec 2010 to 31st March 2011||Every Wednesday,Thursday, Friday & Saturday plus some extras – check calendar||daily|
|Shoulder||1st to 25th April 2011||Friday & Saturdays plus some extras- check calendar||daily|
Lodges fully commissioned with gas cooking and heating, full kitchen equipment, lighting, and Lodge Managers.
Track Transport is on a daily basis
Helicopter Services Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday only. For group bookings other days are available on request. Please check helicopter calendar for availability.
Shoulder season – great timing for photgraphers. Wonderful sunrises and sunsets
Lodges are fully commissioned with gas cooking and heating, full kitchen equipment and solar lighting. Lodge Manager will be present.
Helipacking, helilift’s (please check helicopter calendar for availability) and track transport (between Tuatapere and Rarakau Carpark) are typically available as above but this does change.
“Winter mode” – yes it is still a great time to tramp and in fact many enjoy the extreme isolation. You do however need to watch the weather!
Helipacking, track transport and Freedom Plus options are only available by prior arrangement and a minimum fee applies. The lodges are unserviced with no gas, cooking equipment or hot water. Solar Lighting is operational, with running water and toilet facilities available. A Lodge Manager or staff member maybe present. Bookings are still essential.