The Secret South hiking safari will reveal to you some of the best reasons why so many hiking holidays focus on the South Island. On this 11 day safari we will hike into the rugged mountains of Fiordland National Park to beautiful alpine lakes with stunning mountain views. You’ll kayak beneath massive sea cliffs in Milford Sound while watching out for basking seals and leaping dolphins. Explore the spectacular Catlins Coast, with beautiful beaches, luxuriant rain forest, fossilised trees, and rare species of sea lions, dolphins and penguins. Hike up the rocky slopes of the Ohau Range and look down on turquoise glacial lakes. Gaze in awe at the contorted forms of glaciers and the snow capped peaks of Mount Cook. Explore the remarkable volcanic topography of Mount Somers with its waterfalls and narrow canyons. This is one of New Zealand’s most beautiful, varied and interesting hiking holidays.

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Day 1

See the Epic South Island

Expertly guided, The Secret South Safari 11 day itinerary combines excellent and varied hiking on the mountains and coastlines of New Zealand’s epic South Island, which features some of the country’s most impressive scenery and wildlife.

Day 2

Experience Fiordland National Park

Experience kayaking on the world famous Milford Sound walk the wilderness trails of Fiordland National Park, amidst pristine alpine surrounds.

Day 3

Explore the Catlins Coast

Experience the Catlins and its exciting coastline, where dolphins, rare penguins and sea lions may be encountered. More alpine landscapes await through the Ohau Range and Mt. Cook National Park, with its grinding glaciers, before finishing the trip in the cosmopolitan city of Christchurch.