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Get your 4x4 on with a week-long South Island wilderness camping trip.


The Southern Wilderness Camping trip provides a week-long, seven day, Overlanding experience, seeing some of the very best scenery that the South Island of New Zealand has to offer.


We will get within touching distance of the Southern Alps/Main Divide, explore High Country Valleys, cross rivers, explore Gold Mining Country and camp in some amazing Wilderness locations from the comfort of your own 4x4 vehicle. Each night, we will try to camp near a hut with access to (basic)  toilet facilities.


We will have the opportunity to replenish provisions and fuel along the way.


This is a true Overlanding experience which will take us from Canterbury nearly to Southland.


We will meet in Mount Somers on the Sunday morning and, after introductions and a safety briefing, we will cross two private stations with fantastic views of the Main Divide and then past Lake Heron, down to Tekapo and up to the Macaulay Hut.


Day two sees us heading out of the Macaulay Valley and cross country to Lake Pukaki and magnificent views of Aoraki Mt Cook. Above Lake Ohau, we will camp at a hut up the Hopkins Valley.


As we continue South, we will visit Omarama and head up into the amazing Oteake Conservation area for a nights camping and a couple of days exploring.


Next stop is Cromwell, where we can have a well needed shower and then on into the Nevis Valley, before heading into another wild valley and then, time and weather permitting, up to Macetown.


The tour will end lunchtime on Saturday.



Accommodation will be camping or staying in one of the huts, if there is space available. This is a true Overlanding trip, relying on self-sufficiency.


Cost Breakdown

The cost is per vehicle per week, payable on booking.

Cost $2,000 per vehicle. Please note that this camping trip is limited to 5 vehicles.


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