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Mt Aspiring National Park

New Zealand's third largest national park is a paradise for walkers with its mix of spectacular mountains, glaciers, alpine lakes, and its namesake - Mt Aspiring - an impressive 3033 metres high. Straddling the 'great divide' of the Southern Alps, Mount Aspiring National Park is home to a diverse range of landscapes with varied ecosystems.

There are a number of entry points into the park - from Wanakapopular day walks include: the Aspiring Hut walk (5 hr return) and the Rob Roy track (3 hr return). The Rob Roy Glacier Guided Walk combines the beauty of the Rob Roy track with an entertaining and informative tour lead by knowledgeable guides. A great range of short and long walks can also be accessed from Makarora, including the popular 30 minute walk to the Blue Pools. From Queenstown and Glenorchy there are beautiful day walks including one of the most popular Great Walks - the Routeburn Track.

New Zealand touring ideas

A popular style of touring is to take a preplanned self drive road trip.  After a thorough consultation with you we expertly plan and create your self drive tour around New Zealand allows you the freedom to explore at leisure with the comfort and security of pre-booked activities and accommodations. Route suggestions, GPS and APP guidance plus local support mean you are in safe hands. See self drive ideas here

If you prefer to let someone else do the work then an escorted small group tour or a private guided tour might be for you. Our range of hand picked small group itineraries are ideal if you prefer to travel in the company of like minded people. These tours limit the number of participants which means different accommodation options, exclusive activities and of course a knowledgable guide ensures you get to see the best of New Zealand. See our small group tours here. 

A private guided tour offers true flexibility and the security of a knowledgable local guiding you all the way. Well planned itineraries ensure you see exactly what you want to see but with your own driver-guide you can adapt to suit the day or your preference. 100% tailor-made to suit you a private tour is a great option when travelling as a small group. all our self drive itineraries can be replanned and priced using a private driver and guide. Just contact us to discuss your needs.

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