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Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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LEADER: Patrick McKinley
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Please register with leader: Patrick McKinley
TRIP DATES: Projected dates: Feb. 15 - Mar. 2, 2014
Dates may be adjusted based on booking availability for the tracks. Total trip length will not change.
NUMBER OF DAYS: 16
TRIP OVERVIEW: Join the CMC for an unforgettable adventure to hike two of the famous Great Walks in New Zealand–the Milford and Routeburn Tracks. This trip features 7 days of moderate hut-to-hut backpacking in Fiordland National Park on the South Island of New Zealand. These scenic walks are considered some of the finest tracks in the world. Layover days in Queensland (between tracks) and in Auckland (at the end of the trip) will allow participants to explore additional cultural activities on their own.
If bookings are available, the trip will also include an overnight excursion on Milford Sound.
TYPE OF ACTIVITY/LEVEL OF ACTIVITY: Day hiking and hut-to-hut backpacking
SKILLS & TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: Leader approval is required for this trip. Participants should have good hiking skills at the CMC Difficult B level, and be able to carry a moderate (35-40) pound pack on good trails for 6-10 miles a day, some with up to 1500 ft elevation gain, in possible inclement weather conditions. The trip is limited to 11 participants.
PRE-TRIP ACTIVITIES: Not applicable
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN TRIP FEE: All track booking fees, all ground and water transportation, and all lodging. Final cost may be adjusted based on exchange rates at the time of bookings and 11 participants. Current CMC member trip cost estimate is $2260. Non-member estimate is $2328.
WHAT IS NOT COVERED IN TRIP FEE: Airfare, food, and incidentals