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The Hump Ridge Track is New Zealand’s newest walk with commanding views of the South Coast, Lake Poteriteri, Lake Hauroko and mountain ranges deep in Fiordland National Park. A moderate level of fitness is required. For guided and freedom-plus walkers heli-packing is included and only a small daypack needs to be carried.

Surreal sandstone towers peering down on 13 marine coastal terraces in the Waitutu Forest and across Lake Poteriteri to rugged mountain ranges in Fiordland. The Hump Ridge, situated in the South West corner of New Zealand, dominates the landscape from Lake Hauroko to Te Wae Wae Bay. Coastal, bush and sub alpine scenery wrapped in one. Dr. David Bellamy described the Waitutu forest as “probably the most important forest in the world”. This ancient terraced forest rises out of the sea with each level 100,000 years older than the last. Walkers see unique wildlife which include seals, Hector’s dolphins and kea. The area is rich in history for both Maori and European cultures.
An outstanding experience.

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