[Review] : Outdoor Activities in New Zealand (Week Two)

The highlight of the activities on week two were undoubtly the Milford Track as been regarded as the finest walks in the world by Blanche Baughan poet in 1908. But because of the popularity made it was difficult to book in short notice. Otherwise you have to pay for Guided Walk which offer ‘luxury’ walk and would cost you bitterly NZ$1850 per person compare to NZ$252 if you do independently.

Canyoning at Routeburn
Price NZ$110 per person
Duration : all day start 9:00 - 16:00 from near Routeburn Track, Glencorchy

Contact ;
PO Box 893
Queenstown NZ
Email info@canyoning.co.nz
Website : http://www.canyoning.co.nz
Phone +64 3 441 3003

: It wicked! Cool! Awesome! Highly recommended for someone with no fear of water and height! You will lead walk to Mt Aspiring to the rain forest before hitting the river. Combining slides, scrambles, jumps (big jumps actually), abseil and zipline cable. Very capable guides. This activities supported by The North Face.

Points :
Availability 4
Value for money 3
Adrenalin level 5
Scenery 5
Photography opportunity 2
Overall : 19

Trekking at Milford Track the finest walks in the world
Price NZ$120 including stay 3 night at DOC huts. Duration 4D/3N.
NZ$15 and NZ$17 for boat in and out the track from Te Anau Down.

Contact for booking :

Great Walks Booking Office
Phone: +64 3 249 8514
Fax: +64 3 249 8515
Email: greatwalksbookings@doc.govt.nz
Or click this link directly to check the availability (book well in advanced for summer session)

Comment: indeed this is the finest walk I ever had. The landscape changes every day and always make you enchanting. From lust jungle, into deep river and valley. Climbed up to the Mc Kinnon Pass and end in Milford Sounds, it was a real treat. We did managed to book advanced, and it turned out to be the best options for us. Lots cheaper and lot more challenging! If you don’t have time to book and want to do in luxury type walks you can book via Ultimate Hikes

Points :
Availability 2
Value for money 5
Adrenalin level 4
Scenery 5
Photography opportunity 5
Overall : 21

Kayaking at Doubtful Sounds

Price : NZ$205
Duration all day from 7:30 to 6:00pm
Contact :

Reg Calder and Jo Wilson
Adventure Kayak & Cruise
Fiordland, New Zealand
E-mail: information@fiordlandadventure.co.nz
Website : http://www.fiordlandadventure.co.nz/
Phone: 64-3-249-6626
Fax: 64-3-249-6923
Freephone in NZ: 0800-324-966

Comment : it started windy in the morning but turned out to be the best day in South Island. Really different experience with Milford Sounds where those too busy with cruise and helicopter flying around. Doubtful Sounds is best to enjoy with tranquil and peaceful mind.

Points :
Availability 4
Value for money 3
Adrenalin level 4
Scenery 5
Photography opportunity 3
Overall : 19