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A unique philosophy to hiking in New Zealand - Treks by Aspiring Guides

Take the road less travelled. We guide only small groups (max 5) on our New Zealand trekking adventures. Let us take you on a true NZ wilderness trek - where no one else can. From seriously tough multi-day alpine treks to easier, family-orientated hiking and camping, we provide a true wilderness experience.

The wild and remote nature of New Zealand's landscape and weather means that, for most people, backcountry travel is limited to a few well established walking trails. While these popular tracks are often called "The Great Walks" they are not the best walks - just the popular ones!

Based out of Wanaka and Queenstown, our Treks explore the lesser travelled corners of the Mt Aspiring National Park and the South West World Heritage Area - where the scenery is always spectacular, and the challenges many.

Come and join us for a Trek in the unique NZ wilderness - join a scheduled trek or book a private trip now!

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Heli drop off for a day hike
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From easy-access to remote helicopter landings, well-formed tracks to off-trail tussock and scree, forested canopies to open ridgelines and summits, each track is a special landsca...
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Fern Burn Track
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The Motatapu Valley links lakes Wanaka and Wakatipu. Long before a road was carved through Cardrona Valley and over the Crown Range, the route via the Motatapu was the way Māori tr...
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3 days 2 2
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Lake Lucidus
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This hiking adventure will take you deep into the NZ backcountry - away from crowded huts and manicured trails of the more well-known and busier New Zealand hiking trails.Ideal for...
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4 days 2 2
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Heading down off Gillespie Pass
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Gillespie Pass is located in the heart of New Zealand's Mount Aspiring National Park. This trip takes in the Siberia and Young Valleys and culminates in Gillespie Pass at 1600m, a ...
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4 days 3 2
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Hiking Mt Aspiring National Park
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We spend several days hiking around the alpine lakes, valleys and waterfalls near the Upper Wilkin river and then head downstream, crossing the Wilkin river into the famous Siberia...
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6 days 3 2
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RP
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Once the grassy flats of the Wilkin valley are left behind there are no more huts or crowds. You will not find a better way to experience the stunning alpine scenery of New Zealand...
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4 days 3 3
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Young Valley
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Following the main divide of the South Island this route is surrounded by unspoilt forests, alpine meadows, huge waterfalls, alpine lakes and views of the highest peaks, including ...
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8 days 3 3
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Lakes
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The route involves a 6km alpine hike along the main divide crossing over Park Pass at the head of the Rockburn Valley and North Col at the head of the North Branch of the Routeburn...
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4 days 3 3
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Heli drop to our private huts
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Join us for an overnight introduction to the NZ snow covered backcountry with the security of your own guide. Using snowshoes is easy and you will be amazed at how you will be abl...
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2 days 2 2
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Plateau Hut
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Surrounded by New Zealand's largest peaks, Plateau Hut is the ultimate mountain getaway. With a range of options to explore the glacier and nearby peaks, this is a perfect trip for...
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3 days 1 1
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Brewster Glacier
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This is your chance to experience a hiking adventure starting from the valley floor and culminating experiencing one of NZ's most accessible glaciers. We supply all the technical g...
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3 days 2 2
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Alpine Hut
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This is your chance to experience a hiking adventure in one of New Zealand's most famous glacial areas. We supply all the technical gear; all you need is a good pair of boots and a...
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3 days 2 2
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