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Spectacular New Zealand: South Island Highlights (#2309)

Date and Time

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - Wednesday, March 1, 2023

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: $5,900 member / $6,000 non-member

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2309 Prospectus

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New Zealand

Activities

Hiking
Cultural

Status

Wait Listed

Difficulty

Hiking 5 Vigorous

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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In her role as hike leader, instructor and past Co-Chair for the AMC NH Chapter Excursions Committee, Beth has conducted well over a hundred hikes, backpacks, workshops and outings. Beth enjoys exploring new places and finding new routes to familiar places which complements her skills with maps and navigation. She has traveled extensively throughout Central and South America as well as to other regions. Favorite highlight trips for her include hiking in the Swiss Alps and hiking Haidrian's Wall.