WANAKA HIKING PACKAGES
This Wanaka hiking package is designed for people with average health and fitness levels. Includes guided walks of the best day hikes around the Wanaka area. Comfortable treaded sports shoes or hiking boots are recommended.
4 Days / 3 Nights
Day 1 Arrive Wanaka
Arrive at Minaret Lodge and check in. Mid afternoon, commence a walk from the Lodge to the lake and around to Bremner Bay, a picturesque spot popular for swimming. Walk along the lakeshore on the Beacon Point Walk, passing some of Wanaka's finest homes to Penrith Beach with great views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Continue along the Outlet Track to where the Clutha River commences its journey to the coast. Follow the magnificent and pristine Clutha River to Albertown, where we collect you and return to the Lodge (duration 2.5 hours)
Day 2 Rob Roy Glacier
A magnificent day driving around the western shores of Lake Wanaka past Rippon Vineyard, Glendhu Bay and Treble Cone into the scenic Matukituki Valley. This valley offers an area of spectacular alpine scenery including snowfields, glaciers, sheer rock cliffs and waterfalls. After a hours drive commence your walk, crossing a swing bridge then through a small gorge into beech forest. Continue into alpine vegetation at the head of the Valley where the Rob Roy Glacier can be seen. After lunch in an alpine meadow, return back down the valley and return to Wanaka. (duration 6 hours, including 4 hour walk)
Day 3 Siberia Experience
Depart Wanaka this morning and drive past Lake Hawea to Makarora at the head of Lake Wanaka. Today an exhilarating adventure in the wilderness of the Mt. Aspiring World Heritage National Park. Enjoy a 25 minute flight of aerial scenic splendour encompassing the rugged beauty of New Zealand's World Heritage Park, landing in the remote Siberia Valley. Commence a 3 hour walk through native beech forest with a picnic lunch en route. Rendezvous with the Wilkin River Jet for a thrilling and uniquely scenic 30 minute trip back to Makarora and connect back to Wanaka. (duration5-6 hours)
Day 4 Depart Wanaka
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the Lodge, check out later this morning.
Apr & Oct 2014 & 2015
$1095 per person ($400 single room supplement)
Nov 2014 - Mar 2015 & Nov 2015-Mar 2016
$1295 per person ($600 single room supplement)
Should you wish to drive your own car to the starting point of the Rob Roy Glacier walk (& participate on the walk unguided) and to /from Makarora, please deduct $285 per person.
Hiking Package Price includes:
Accommodation for 3 nights at Minaret Lodge in a double room with ensuite including breakfast and aperitifs daily, 2 lunches, transportation as specified, GST.
NB. Supplement for round trip transfers from Queenstown to Wanaka return $ 70 per person.
(all prices expressed in NZ$ and are valid 1 Oct 14 - 31 Mar 16 )