Hump Ridge Three Day Guided Walk

If it is a fully guided experience with all meals, accommodation prior to the walk, transport to and from the trail and even the ease of a helicopter ride to cover some of the distance on the first day, then this three day guided walk is for you!

From NZD 2095.00 pp.



$2095NZ per person - Multi-share option

$2245NZ per person - Private Room (based on 2 people sharing)

Prices are valid for trips taken up until April 2025

  • Generally departs each Tuesday and Friday - subject to availability (November to April)
  • 1 nights’ pre-walk B&B accommodation (shared bathrooms) in Tuatapere (Monday/Thursday evening)
  • Pre trip briefing the night prior to your walk starting
  • Return Transport from Tuatapere to the track
  • A short helicopter flight to take you across Te Waewae Bay
  • Heli-pack your pack (max 12kg) on Day 1 (on day 2 & day 3 you carry your own pack)
  • Multi-share accommodation & a hot shower with all linen supplied (shared bathrooms)
  • Private room available (shared bathroom) - additional costs apply
  • Knowledgeable and informative guides with you throughout
  • Fully catered with cooked breakfasts, packed lunches and 3 course dinners. Snacks and fresh fruit also provided
  • Transport can also be included from/to Te Anau, Invercargill and Queenstown - please enquire for more details and prices
  • Small groups (maximum 12) and the guided walkers having exclusive use of the lodges
  • Single supplement applies if solo traveller
  • Child rate applies for children aged 10 to 14 years


Day 0 - Your adventure begins in Tuatapere where you learn about the track and get to know your guide at the pre trip briefing before checking into your included overnight B+B accommodation (pre-departure evening meal not included, additional cost applies)

Day 1 – Tuatapere to Okaka Lodge
(Approx. 5-6 hours/12km)

A scenic helicopter ride over Te Waewae Bay delivers you to the beginning of your walk. Begin the climb to the top of the Hump Ridge. Stunning views abound including the islands off the South Coast, the Fiordland mountains and lakes nearby. Okaka, the lodge 'on top of the world' is your home this evening.

Day 2 – Okaka Lodge to Port Craig Lodge

(Approx. 7-9 hours/20km)

Continue down the Hump Ridge enjoying 360 degree views of Te Waewae Bay, the South Coast, Waitutu Terraces and mountains behind them. Traverse mighty wooden viaducts on the way to Port Craig Village, remnants from the time this area was a bustling sawmill settlement. Spy Hector's dolphins in the surf or put your feet up on arrival at Port Craig Lodge, nestled on the coast.

Day 3 – Port Craig Lodge to Tuatapere

(Approx. 5-7 hours/20km)

Your final day begins under a native bush canopy and continues along beautiful golden beaches - a spectacular finish to a fantastic trip. Walk back along the section you flew over to begin the walk, enjoying it this time from beach level.

2024/2025 Departure Dates:

November 2024 - 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26 and 29

December 2024 - 3, 6, 10, 13 and 17

January 2025 - 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28 and 31

February 2025 - 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25 and 28

March 2025 - 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25 and 28

April 2025 - 1, 4 and 8