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Hump Ridge Track

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From the first contact with Cedrick while booking our walk ,to the return to our vehicle at the end... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TedMay
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My visit was during the winter season when some of the facilities available during the summer were... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2018
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The Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track is a 3 day loop walk that takes trampers along the south coast of New Zealand, up to the sub-alpine zone of the Hump Ridge, and over historic viaducts in the heart of native forest. Our two backcountry lodges are in...more
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31 Orawia Road, Tuatapere 9620, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From the first contact with Cedrick while booking our walk ,to the return to our vehicle at the end of the walk, we have had the most fantastic experience. We were the first guided guests for the 2018/19 season,and were told we were the guinea...More

5  Thank TedMay
Reviewed October 6, 2018

My visit was during the winter season when some of the facilities available during the summer were not available. If you are a seasoned tramper and you know that there is no heating in Okaka Lodge at this time, you will be able to prepare...More

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Reviewed October 1, 2018

Absolutely beautiful trek through an amazing landscape! The weather didn't cooperate for me, but it was beautiful nonetheless! Winter season most of the facilities shut down though, and the Okaka "Lodge" has NO FIRE. Made for a rather cold night, and although I was prepared...More

1  Thank Keegan P
Reviewed May 1, 2018

Our kids got this for our 60th's....3 days, 2 nights and one heli pack in on the first day. We figured we could carry our own packs so used the money and up graded our room...PURE BLISS the end of each day. We arrived cold,...More

1  Thank chris w
Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

We have tramped widely in NZ and done 3 high passes in Nepal and decided to add this on to tramping on Stewart Island. This 3 day tramp offered a bit of everything. Magnificent beach walking, beautiful podocarp rain forest and simply amazing alpine views....More

1  Thank Timww
Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful feeling walking along the beach at the bottom of the South Island with Foveaux Straight and the Southern Ocean between you and Antarctica. Not yet a great walk the Hump Ridge is well worth the effort. Day one is the most challenging...More

1  Thank GaryandLesleyTravel
Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

While this is a challenging track. The fact you don’t need to pack cooking equipment and can buy dehydrated meals, snacks and beer wine etc at lodges makes it much more manageable. You get a comfy bed and porridge for breakfast. Hiking in style. First...More

1  Thank GriffnLeanne
Humpridge T, Manager at Hump Ridge Track, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2018

Thank you for your lovely feedback. Glad you enjoyed it

Reviewed February 27, 2018 via mobile

I walked the Hump Ridge Track on 20 to 22 February 2018 part of a women's group of 10. We were choppered in from the car park along the beach to the bushline track start. Anthony was very entertaining and informative. With the climb up...More

1  Thank Hini66
Humpridge T, Manager at Hump Ridge Track, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We are always looking at ways to increase customer experience and will take these comments on board. Sorry about the weather!

Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

I’d wanted to ‘do’ the Hump Ridge for ages and finally got around to it. Have always marvelled at photos taken from the summit and of the boardwalks snaking their way through the moss-covered trees hanging with lichen ... I’d had high expectations and so...More

1  Thank Luv2C2
Humpridge T, Manager at Hump Ridge Track, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2018

Thank you for you feedback. Great your expectations were meet for the most part. Yes the 20 kms per day are challenging for some people but most say it was all worth it.

Reviewed February 11, 2018

Easy to reach by car. Parking lot seems safe Combining bush ocean and mountains. Well maintained track.

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Humpridge T, Manager at Hump Ridge Track, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2018

Thank You

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Fabian R
September 17, 2016|
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Response from Biddi1200 | Reviewed this property |
its a gravel road and easily accessible in any form of transportation :) have an awesome time!
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Waikauri
October 20, 2015|
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Response from Humpridge T | Property representative |
For those that are getting transport they are usually picked up at about 2:30pm. A lot are off before then. If you leave early enough from Port Craig you would make it, although it would be fairly tight all the same.
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Waikauri
October 20, 2015|
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Response from Cedric W |
Hi, You should reach the Rarakau Car Park [start/end of track], by around 2.30pm on the last day, and you would need about 1.5hrs at least to get to Invercargill Airport, so you are cutting it fine. A solution would be to... More
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