South Island trips

South Island Hiking Adventure

13 Days
299km
186mi

Route

Central Queenstown to Central Queenstown

Highlights

  • Awe-inspiring scenery
  • Tranquil locations
  • Milford Sounds

Best time of year

All year

This epic loop navigates some of the most breathtaking locations in New Zealand. Begin in the Southern Lakes region and trek two of New Zealand's Great Walks - the mountainous Routeburn Track and idyllic Milford Track.

Be introduced to the charm of Queenstown, which is brimming with opportunities for both adventure and leisure. Then travel north towards the incredible landscapes of Mt Aspiring National Park and Fiordland National Park. 

Set off on this trekking adventure of a lifetime. Explore incredible scenery in the best way possible, by foot.

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Get a great view of Queenstown from the top of Bob's Peak, accessible on foot or by gondola

Photo by Destination Queenstown

Day 1

Queenstown

Queenstown

Step straight into a little piece of alpine paradise. Queenstown lies on the banks of Wakatipu River, with the picture-ready Remarkables mountain ranges as a backdrop. It has no problem living up to its reputation as the adventure capital of the world - experience skydiving, bungy, or rafting. Be sure to fit in some R&R time, too: there’s world-class dining, spa offerings and a lively nightlife scene here.

Bungy, Queenstown

Central Queenstown

Queenstown is a place for adventure and indulgence. From sky-diving to fine dining, this resort town offers something for everyone.

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