Bush & Beyond have been operating guided walks in amongst the pristine beauty of New Zealand’s Kahurangi National Park since 1993 and introduced people all around the world to the joy of New Zealand’s outdoors.
Immerse yourself in the heart of New Zealand’s nature. Enjoy meals prepared for you every night, informative stories from guides, as well as the freedom of being out in the open.
Guided walks to suit your time scale. Guided day, multi-day or comfort walks – there’s one for you.
Heaphy Track Guided Walks
New Zealand’s Most Diverse Walk. The Heaphy Track is one of New Zealand’s designated ‘Great Walks’. At approximately 80 kilometres, it is renowned as the ‘flora walk’ of New Zealand. No other track has the diversity and number of plant species found on the Heaphy. Scenery and habitat range from montane nothofagus-podocarp forest and sub-alpine tussock grasslands, mountain vistas, through to lush, jungle-like lowland forest and Nikau palm fringed beaches and pounding surf. The track has a colourful history. The route connects Golden Bay in the north of the South Island with the township of Karamea on the West Coast.
Experience the Old Ghost Road
In the North West corner of the South Island of New Zealand a ghost has awakened. A long-forgotten gold miners’ road has been revived as a mountain biking and tramping trail – connecting the old dray road in the Lyell (Upper Buller Gorge) to the mighty Mokihinui River in the north. Our 6-day package includes 4 nights in huts along the trail and a final night enjoying lodge accommodation on the wild West Coast. We can tailor a package to suit your requirements and have other adventure options available to enhance your tour. Join us, to remember the history as we pass old ghost towns along the way. The Old Ghost Road (85kms) leads us through native forest, open tussock tops, river flats and forgotten valleys- an outdoor museum!
Guided Multi-Day Walks
Take a walk on the wild side. Our guided multiday walks involve carrying your own backpack and staying in Department of Conservation huts along the way. Multi-day guided backpacking, comfort walks, day walks – what’s the difference? Your multi-day guided walk takes you off the beaten track along trails e.g. the Heaphy Track. On all Fully Serviced trips clients carry their own personal equipment, e.g. cutlery*, plate*, sleeping bag, and clothing. On the following trips, Bush & Beyond guides will carry all food, cooking equipment and tents if required: Heaphy Track, Mt Arthur Tablelands, Upper Cobb, and Kahurangi Lighthouse. On all other backpacking trips, clients will be expected to carry their share of the food, but Bush & Beyond guides carry all the cooking, safety gear and tents. *On Heaphy trips, plates and cutlery are carried by guides. Clients carry only a cup. On Self Catered trips, clients carry their own food and cooking gear. We stay in Department of Conservation huts or other huts which may be basic (with an outside toilet) and shared rooms. Sometimes there will be only us in the hut, at other times there will be other trampers and walkers from around New Zealand and the globe.
We still cover a lot of ground on our comfort trips but the accommodation is a little more luxurious with the luxury of a hot shower and comfortable bed at the end of each day, and no heavy backpack. Packages arranged with two, three, four or five day options depending on where we go and what you’d like to do. We provide complimentary transport from Motueka, and can arrange accommodation in Motueka at a price and style to suit you. At the end of each day the evening is spent relaxing with a glass of wine whilst discussing the day’s events.
Guided Day Walk
Enjoy a guided day walk to the top of Mt Arthur, Kahurangi National Park. You may not have time to do a multi-day walk or hike but that doesn’t mean you can’t get your boots on and enjoy a guided day walk. There are options for all ages and fitness levels. We will supply you with a hearty lunch and snacks during your hike. here are great opportunities to see some of the countryside, flora and fauna that the Kahurangi National Park has to offer. Many of the features seen in the Kahurangi are unique to this country. Those who make the effort to explore the park are rewarded with a wonderful treasure trove of surprises.