Guided walks

2014/2015 We are always open!!

The Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track operates in two “Season” modes. Summer 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! Visit Amazing Port Craig in incredible views from Okaka Lodge.

Season Dates Helipack Track Transport
Winter 18th April to 22nd October charter charter
Summer 24 Dec 2010 to 31st  March 2011 Thursday, Friday or by charter daily

Summer season

Lodges fully commissioned with lodge manager on site. Gas cooking and heating, full kitchen equipment, lighting, Licensed bar, Fully stocked shop including Back Country Cuisine meals, Rental sleeping bags, Sleeping bag liners,Upgrade options to private room with linen. You can even do a freedom walk and pay $10 for a hot shower and fresh towel!! how good is that!!.

Fully guided options leave every Friday but all packages can run on demand.

Track Transport is on a daily basis and a quick call to 0800 humpridge or calling into the Office in Tuatapere should provide you with all the information you need.

We can provide charters out of Invercargill or you can use Tripsntramps or tracknet from Te Anau or Queenstown.

RentaDent also do a great deal for rental cars and WILL NOT CHARGE YOU for days you are on the track.  Cant get better than that.

Helicopter Services Thursday, Friday  or by charter. Please call the office for bookings 0800 486774

Winter season

“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” options are only available by prior arrangement please check here for details. 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. Book the Winter Walk here


Walk with Ken Tustin – Fiordland’s ‘Moose Man’

Ken Tustin, wild animal ecology scientist and nature guide has been announced as the third ‘celebrity’ walker on the Hump Ridge Track themed Celebrity Walk Week in March 2011.

Ken has spent years in the Fiordland bush, many of them trying to confirm the existence of Moose. His passion for Fiordland, it’s landscape, history and wildlife has also had him nature guiding on Real Journeys “Discovery” cruises each winter.

Celebrity Walk Week is an annual fundraiser for the Tuatapere Hump Track Trust – the charitable trust that manages the track. All money raised goes into track and facility upgrading.

“I’m delighted my wife Marg and I are taking part in the 2011 Hump Ridge Celebrity walk!”

Celebrity Walk Week participants can have their packs flown between lodges, a hot shower when they arrive and a gourmet meal cooked for them each night.

The walk is priced at only $995pp (the best value, three-day guided walk in Fiordland) and places are expected to fill up fast as additional celebrity guides are announced.

For track information, package details or to book, go to or contact the Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track office on 03 226 6739.

Come walking with Barbara Kendall in March ’11

Barbara Kendal is our first Celebrity guest, walking during 1 – 3 March 2011 for our annual fundraising guided walk.

Celebrity Walk 2011 flyer Barbara’s profile

“For many years Shayne and I  have had on our wish list to walk an iconic track in NZ,  I had heard from many people how awesome the Hump Ridge Track is and it should be one of the must do’s!!!  Now finally we have a chance – come and join us I know we will all have alot of fun!!!.” Barbara Kendall, August 2010

So what is the deal?

Guided Hump Ridge walk in Fiordland National Park
Coastal to alpine vistas
Great kiwi atmosphere
Heli packing  daily
Mouth watering cuisine
Hot showers/flush toilets
Awesome spot prizes
Pre walk B & B included
Private room options
Great value – Just $995!

Book now, spots are extremely limited and filling fast.

Contact us at walk@humpridge track or go to our website  for further details and to book.