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“Routeburn day hike”

Guided Walks New Zealand
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Lake Wakatipu Nature Walking Tour from Queenstown
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: "EVERY STEP A STORY....” It’s our privilege to take you into some of the most beautiful and spectacular areas in the Queenstown and Fiordland region to experience everything from glacial valleys and majestic mountains to beautiful lakes and pristine rainforest. Our friendly, knowledgeable local guides ensure you have the time to enjoy the whole experience nature has provided. We’ve chosen our range of walks for their natural history, scenic beauty, remote locations and varied terrain. We’re proud of our company's reputation for providing friendly, informative and personalised guided walks for small groups, and working to make Guided Walks NZ the most memorable part of your New Zealand experience. Why choose Guided Walks NZ? The answer’s simple – we’re the only guiding company permitted to walk "off track" in the National Park. This means we avoid the crowds and experience a true 'wilderness' walk, letting you see and touch the real New Zealand. Guided Walks since 1868
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

Did Routeburn day hike with Errol. What a great day. The day started with steady rain when we hit the trailhead. Er, track head? Errol was in good spirits and ensured we were prepared. The weather gods favored us, and conditions soon cleared. The rains brought beautiful falls from the cliff walls, and the bird life abounded. Errol's keen skills spotted numerous birds by call and sight, including two rare endangered species: a whio (blue duck) and three groups of Mohua. His knowledge of local flora, fauna, geography and history is impressive. A very pleasant chap and walking companion!

Thank Pkahn
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

We had an amazing time on our trek of the Routeburn Track with our guide Errol. He was full of knowledge which he imparted upon us with his warming personality. It was an experience that we will not forget thanks to him. The walk was breathtaking!!!

Thank Barbara M
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Fresh off the jet-boat river cruise, our party of four adults in the family merged into the deep green, moss-laden national forest for a 3-hour tramp with our highly knowledgeable guide, Errol. We were greeted by friendly native birds, learned more about natural habitat and enjoyed a picnic lunch by the pure waters of Lake Sylvan. Those among us who love the movies produced in the area were thrilled to watch them again, noting our firsthand experiences with the scenery. There's no better way to experience the richness of the New Zealand environment than a guided tramp.

Thank C P
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Awesome! Our guide,Errol, was very entertaining and informative. We learned about New Zealand history, biodiversity and wildlife. Spotted multiple birds and tied those to local lore and/or currency. We had a wonderful time and would recommend to anyone.

Thank JoeFDallas_Texas
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

In singing more of Errol's praises, we had a wonderful day on the track having him as our guide. My family and I agreed that if we'd ventured out alone, we wouldn't have gotten nearly the depth and variety of experience and knowledge. Errol was fantastic in sharing not only the track but its birdlife, history, culture, and quirks. Keep up the wonderful work and thanks so much for sharing such a great day with us all.

Thank LeslieCAHI
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