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2102: Spectacular New Zealand: South Island Highlights

Date and Time

Saturday, February 13, 2021 - Monday, March 1, 2021

Location

South Island,
International,
New Zealand

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader(s).

Overview

Come join us in discovering and experiencing the intriguing history, culture, and breathtaking scenery of New Zealand's South Island during late summertime "down under." Over the course of two weeks our itinerary takes in the splendid scenic and cultural highlights of Queenstown, the Milford Track, Milford Sound, the Routeburn Track and Lake Wanaka. We have arranged comfortable well-located accommodations in each of these destinations. The trip's highlight is our trek along the Milford and Routeburn Tracks. Rudyard Kipling once described the Milford Track as "the finest walk in the world." We'll experience glaciated mountains, spectacular waterfalls, and lush forests. We will be accompanied by expert 'kiwi' guides who, besides leading the trek, will give us exceptional insight into New Zealand's unique culture, history, geology, flora and fauna. Rather than camping out or carrying sleeping bags and cooking equipment, we will have the benefit of well-appointed lodges and appetizing meals.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Adult: $5,750 member / $5,750 non-member

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New Zealand

Activities

Hiking
Cultural

Status

Open

Difficulty

Hiking 4

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader



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David leads three season hikes for the Excursions Committee of the AMC New Hampshire Chapter. He specializes in peak bagging day trips, longer hut to hut adventures and telling bad jokes. David has summited all 67 of New England's 4000 foot peaks and hiked the Long Trail form Massachusetts to Canada. During his professional career he has worked for several outdoor service organizations including the Nature Conservancy of Hawai'i and Outward Bound.

Leader



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Beth has been playing in the woods as long as she can remember, and she has been actively hiking since 1991. An all-season hiker, Beth has completed the W48, NEHH, NH200 and she has even red-lined the entire White Mountain Guide. Beth particularly enjoys bushwhacking and the rewards of off-trail navigation, as well as visiting new places. In addition to being an active hike leader, Beth enjoys teaching map and compass skills, GPS navigational skills, backpacking and winter hiking skills.