These peaceful surroundings have allowed native wildlife to find tranquillity and a unique hut offers a challenging adventure for visiting explorers. This is an overnight hike with your accommodation being a well-kept backcountry hut. Guided by a local expert with knowledge of the surrounding region. No route is easy here, but that’s the point of Canterbury hiking – a good workout with big rewards. The sub-alpine feel of this track presents both a dense bush and the sharp Blue Grey river, with tough climbs to amazing views of Lake Christabel itself. if you’re up for the challenge, the rewards are gorgeous views of the South Island of New Zealand that most people don’t get to see.