Ultimate World Heritage Adventure

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 10 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Ends Queenstown, New Zealand
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip brochure
  • Marvel at the Southern Alps from a remote backcountry hut in Arthur's Pass
  • Hike up to Sealy tarns and Mueller Hut to see New Zealand’s highest peak Aoraki/Mt Cook
  • Cruise into the majestic Milford Sound by boat or kayak option
  • Experience real backcountry New Zealand with wild camping and hutting
Starting in Christchurch and ending in Queenstown, the Ultimate World Heritage Adventure trip is a guided trekking tour that takes 10 days. You will travel through Wanaka, Fiordland National Park, Queenstown and 7 other destinations in New Zealand. Ultimate World Heritage Adventure is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

An exploration of the South Island's natural highlights and secrets. Begin your adventure with a hike into the alpine Edwards Valley to a remote Southern Alps backcountry hut for a night, as prelude to a journey into Te Wahipounamu (“the place of greenstone”) - South West New Zealand World Heritage Area, one of the great natural areas of the world. Explore the hiking trails beneath hanging glaciers in the majestic Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park, before heading south to Mount Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks to hike among the untouched beauty of soaring peaks, ice carved fiords, lakes and valleys, and camp for a second backcountry overnight. The World Heritage Adventure includes optional extras such as glacier heli-hiking at Aoraki/Mount Cook and sea kayaking in Milford Sound, making this the ideal tour for the intrepid. This Ultimate World Heritage Adventure is day 6 to 15 of the Ultimate South Island Adventure.
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  • On Nov 28 2019
“All the guides were very helpful and nothing was any trouble.”
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  • Anonymous
  • On Jan 08 2017
“A very nice trip with amazing kind people 200% dedicated to their job. Always looking carefully on us like fathers with their big family.”
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5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • On Dec 29 2017
“The leaders and support staff were amazing. They were completely in-tune to everyone in the group. All of them would check on us morning and night to make sure we were all doing ok especially as we climbed higher. They were also very well prepared with any medical services anyone on the trip needed. I felt completely safe the whole time. They were positive and encouraging the whole way and I felt like they did their best to make sure we all made it to the top.”
  • Day 1 : Christchurch to Arthur's Pass
  • Day 2 : Arthur's Pass National Park
  • Day 3 : Arthur's Pass to Mount Somers
  • Day 4 : Mount Somers to Aoraki/Mount Cook
  • Day 5 : Aoraki/Mount Cook to Lake Hawea
  • Day 6 : Lake Hawea to Mount Aspiring National Park
  • Day 7 : Mount Aspiring National Park to Fiordland
  • Day 8 : Milford Sound
  • Day 9 : Fiordland to Queenstown
  • Day 10 : Tour concludes in Queenstown
  • 9 nights accommodation: 4 nights camping, 1 night lodge, 3 nights cabin, 1 night backcountry hut
  • 8 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Professional qualified driver/guide
  • Private vehicle transport
  • Cruise on the Milford Sound
  • Tent
  • Inflatable sleeping mat
  • Backpack liner (large plastic bag)
  • Cooking equipment, plates & cutlery
  • Snacks while hiking such as chocolate, nuts, raisins, biscuits
  • First aid kit, safety equipment, maps
  • Access and concession fees paid to the Department of Conservation
  • New Zealand Goods and Services Tax (GST)
  • International or domestic flights and taxes
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses (eg. phone calls, internet, laundry, shopping etc)
  • Optional activities (eg Milford Sound Kayaking NZ$125, Mt Cook heli-hike NZ$619)
  • Sleeping bag, backpack, thermal top and long-johns, rain jacket, fleece jacket, gaiters and walking poles - all can be hired if needed. Speak to our sales team pre tour
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa (if required)
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Ultimate World Heritage Adventure tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.


A deposit of 327 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 69 days before departure. For any departures within 23 October 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Ultimate World Heritage Adventure tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Ultimate World Heritage Adventure tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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