For those looking to get into the outdoors, the Hump Ridge Track in Western Southland is right up your alley. As far as things to do that gets the blood pumping, tramping (the Kiwi version of ‘hiking’) allows visitors to experience unseen and unspoiled parts of one of the most beautiful countries in the world.
The 61-kilometre, three-day loop walk in southern Fiordland offers trampers an unparalleled glimpse of New Zealand’s dramatic south coast, up to the sub-alpine zone of the Hump Ridge and over majestic soaring viaducts nestled deep in thick, native forest.
As well as a view into some gorgeous, remote scenery, visitors will also appreciate the interesting historical facets of the tramp – the area was once home to a thriving sawmilling industry.
Those considering a tramp here will be pleased to find a range of experiences on offer: packages include heli options, local guides, jet boating excursions, and a range of accommodation levels to best suit your needs.
The track is slated to be New Zealand’s next ‘Great Walk’, which showcase the best parts of New Zealand. Get in quick before word spreads of this hidden gem.
Tuatapere, where the hike begins, is in Western Southland and is about 1.5 hours’ drive from Invercargill itself.
To find out more visit https://www.humpridgetrack.co.nz