Many travellers to New Zealand choose to make hiking their focus while in Queenstown and the wider area, and Prestige Adventure has access to the region’s finest hikes. Sam Summers, the Routeburn, Mt Alfred and Saw Pit Gully are all outstanding Department of Conservation hikes and offer wonderful access to the national parks with their beech forests that are synonymous with New Zealand. World Class hiking is available throughout the region from short day hikes to multi-day treks through the ruggedly beautiful landscape of the Central Otago, Southland, and Fiordland regions.

By far one of the best things you can do in the region is a heli-hike. A short flight can get you above the treeline and immersed in the high country mountain environment where sub-alpine natives like the Spaniard and tussocks grow amongst schist boulders. We follow animal trails that lead you on to stunning untouched native beech forest via access roads. There are several options suitable for all abilities.

We have highly experienced mountain guides who can recommend the best available hiking in the region to suit your fitness level and interests. Explore old mining areas with fallen stone buildings and sluicing trails, admire stunning waterfalls and river rapids as they make their way down from the far reaches of the mountain tops. Feel the awe inspired by the ancient beech forests and young forests reclaiming the landscape, and discover the golden hues of the quintessential tussocks of the Central Otago region. Hiking is truly the best way to explore and discover the area, all with the support, guidance and friendly company of your guide from Prestige Adventure.

Talk to us today to create your ultimate hiking adventure, or visit our heli-hiking page for more information on what options we can create for your trip.

We are able to cater to custom enquiries and groups. If you do not see what you are looking for, please contact us directly to create your bespoke package.

Best Seasons:

Summer, Autumn, Spring

Popular Locations:

Cecil Peak, Sam Summers Hut, The Routeburn, Mt Alfred, Arrowtown