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advice on beginner guided walk in NZ South Island.

Postby 2leggedtahr » Thu 08 Oct, 2015 8:50 am

gday folks, my mother who is 55 wants to do a walk in NZ. she is a beginner and is working on her fitness. can anyone recommend some guided walks that would be suitable.
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Re: advice on beginner guided walk in NZ South Island.

Postby Chris-a » Thu 08 Oct, 2015 9:18 am

Consider the Milford Track. Completed the walk at Easter time in 2014 - stunning scenery. Went with Ultimate Hikes who cater for walkers of all ages and experience. Toughest day walking was the ascent and descent over Mackinnon Pass - all other days were relatively flat walking. Prepared for about six months prior starting with day walks during winter in Victoria (to also test out our wet weather gear) between 10 kms and 20kms.


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Re: advice on beginner guided walk in NZ South Island.

Postby wayno » Thu 08 Oct, 2015 12:33 pm

hollyford and abel tasman are easy ones.
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advice on beginner guided walk in NZ South Island.

Postby RonK » Thu 08 Oct, 2015 1:50 pm

A guided walk?

For a complete novice the Queen Charlotte Track would be ideal.
The Hump Ridge Track may also suit.
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Re: advice on beginner guided walk in NZ South Island.

Postby 2leggedtahr » Thu 08 Oct, 2015 2:07 pm

Cheers for the replies. Is the Milford track on par in difficulty as your standard west coast walk like the Copland for example?
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Re: advice on beginner guided walk in NZ South Island.

Postby wayno » Thu 08 Oct, 2015 2:26 pm

miolford way easier but still not to be taken lightly, theres an nz subforum to the international section

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