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South Island (NZ)

Location: New Zealand (South Island) Distance: 60 miles (97km)

(Further itinerary details still to be added).

08 March Evening Heathrow flight to Christchurch, New Zealand.

09 March Christchurch

10 March Christchurch

11 March Bus to start of Arthur’s pass walk. Walk to the top of Arthur’s pass. Stop overnight in the excellent summit hut (nowhere to camp!).

12 March Walk northwards from summit hut down the river gorge, wading across the increasingly deep river. Camp by the river’s left bank three quarters of the way down.

13 March Walk from camp down the river and wait 2½ hours for a bus. Bus to Greymouth - backpackers hotel.

Bus to Fox’s Glacier (one night in chalet)

Bus to Queenstown (B&B).

Flight to/from Milford Sound and second night in Queenstown.

Bus, then hydrofoil across lake then three day walk over the Divide (two nights camping). c.1430 bus to Ti Aneu two nights. Bus to Invercargill (B&B) ~ cheque shirts & funny haircuts!

Bus to Dunedin (B&B).

Train to Christchurch (B&B)

27th March 0550 hrs flight arrival at Heathrow.