Wairahrahiri Jet

Summer Walk - Booking Request FormHistoric Percy Burn + Jet Boat

 

The Percy Burn viaduct is now open.

 

Option 1

Day 1

Walk from Trackburn to Percy Burn Hut and explore the historical viaducts (Sandhill, Percy Burn, Edwin Burn and Francis Burn)

Travel by 4WD shuttle via the beach from Rarakau to Track Burn (2 people minimum $100pp/3-4 people $75pp ). This is a 25km ride and takes approx. 1 hour, however, it reduces the walk from Rarakua by 7km. A roundabout trip, but a help for those who need it.

Walk to Percy Burn Hut – 20km

Overnight at Percy Burn Hut - $60pp (Wood burner + Shower + Toilet available)

The Percy Burn Hut is not to the same standard as the Okaka and Pot Craig Lodges at this stage, however, they have the basics and for the 2018-19 season heating will be from Firewood. The Hut is not manned, so please be mindfull of leaving it in a clean state, and take your rubbish with you. Food scraps can be left in the bins provided.

A short stroll from the hut will get you down to the beach for an idyllic stroll.

Communications are not great, however mobile reception can be achieved if you move around a bit.

Pots and Pans are provided along with plates and utensils, leave cleaned and stacked away when you leave.

Day 2

Walk from Percy Burn Hut to the Wairaurahiri River and meet the Jet boat at 2.00pm

Experience an exhilarating 35km upriver ride and then cross over Lake Huoroko to the Boat ramp.

Return back to Tuatapere with the operator – included - $189pp

 

Total Cost 2018/19 Season: From NZ$ 324 per person

Cost Includes:

  • 4WD Transport to Trackburn from Rarakau.
  • Overnight stay at Percy Burn Hut
    • Showers, Toilet and Range for cooking (Firewood provided)
  • Jet Boat ride up the Wairaurahiri River to Lake Hauroko and return (transport included)

Option 2

Day 1

Walk from Rarakau Car Park to Port Craig and overnight there (19km) - $97.50

Optional extra 4WD ride to Trackburn $75pp

Day 2

Walk to Percy Burn Hut and overnight (7km) - $60pp

The Percy Burn Hut is not to the same standard as the Okaka and Pot Craig Lodges at this stage, however, they have the basics and for the 2018-19 season heating will be from Firewood. The Hut is not manned, so please be mindfull of leaving it in a clean state, and take your rubbish with you. Food scraps can be left in the bins provided.

A short stroll from the hut will get you down to the beach for an idyllic stroll.

Communications are not great, however mobile reception can be achieved if you move around a bit.

Day 3

Walk to Wairaurahiri River and catch the jet boat upriver to Lake Huoroko, returning to Tuatapere with the operators – included ($189pp)

 

Total Cost 2018/19 Season: From NZ$ 421.50 per person

 

 

 

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Summer Walk - Booking Request Form

Summer Walk - Booking Request FormThe following upgrades are available:

Helilifting:

Helilift options are available to fly in or out $400pp minimum 2 people but
dependent on days activity chopper wise.

4WD ride to Trackburn:

$75pp

Summer Walk - Booking Request Form

Summer Walk - Booking Request FormWhat To Bring

In both lodges, all crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils, pots, pans, gas, tea towels, dishwashing liquid and recycling bins (including food scrap bins) are provided.

All Independent walkers need to provide their own food and drinks (complimentary tea and coffee is available). Guided walks are fully catered. Drinking water is available at both Lodges and most streams are safe to drink from (please note you should purify or boil your water to make sure it is safe).

Click for a downloadable Gear Checklist.

Fitness

The whole idea about tramping is to experience nature, take in the sights and scenery, and to enjoy yourself. It is not a race!

A moderate to high level of fitness is required to complete this walk. To make your trampmore enjoyable it is advisable to undertake some form of training prior to the event. By doing some form of regular exercise beforehand you are going to make your walk around the Hump Ridge track a lot more enjoyable.

Some tips before you start training:

  • During some of your walks, be sure to wear the clothes that you intend to tramp in. It is best to find out beforehand if they are going to be suitable, ie. non-chafing, comfortable to wear.
  • Walk in the shoes and socks you are going to tramp in. You need to be wearing shoes that are comfortable and provide good support for the ankles. Blisters can make tramping very unpleasant so it best to have your shoes broken in properly.
  • Wear your pack during some of your walks. Even if you are making use of the heli-packing you will still have to carry some gear with you. You will enjoy your walk a lot more if your body is used to carrying a pack already.
  • Hydration and nutrition are very important; your body needs fluids before you are thirsty, so drink regularly. Food such as bananas and muesli bars are good light foods to carry that provide quick energy. Remember to carry your rubbish out with you!
  • It is important to get some hill training in before the walk. On the first day of the Hump Ridge Track you will go from sea level to 890m. Simple things such as taking the stairs whenever possible can also help. Get off the streets and head into the bush tracks, you will need to experience different walking terrains and don't stay indoors just because the weather may not be ideal for walking. Fiordland is a beautiful place but it cannot always guarantee beautiful weather.
  • Not all your training needs to be walking, feel free to jump on a bike, use the gym, swim, run or do zumba! Cross training is important to keep yourself from getting bored.
 

Summer Walk - Booking Request Form

Summer Walk - Booking Request FormThe Fine Print in brief - Cancellations,Transfers and Insurance

If in the very rare event the Operator needs to cancel a departure due to unforeseen circumstances or weather conditions, we will discuss options available and agree with parties concerned. Options may include: another package on the same departure date, alternative departure date, or a refund.
 

Cancellation

If a client wishes to cancel a booking for any reason, including medical, the cancellation must be forwarded in writing and the following refund values will be applied:
Independent Packages and Events

  1. Prior to 8 weeks of departure date 75% of the total cost;
  2. Within 8 to 4 weeks 50% of the total cost;
  3. Within 4 weeks or less no refund will be given.

Guided Packages

  1. Prior to 8 weeks of departure date 75% of the total cost;
  2. Within 8 to 6 weeks 50% of the total cost;
  3. Within 6 weeks or less no refund will be given.
     

Transfers

Bookings can be transferred to a future date, within a 12 month period, but not between people. You must give a minimum of 7 days (before your departure date) notice in writing for a transfer to apply. This will be in the form of a credit for the value of the original booking less fees, this will then be held and credited against a new booking at a future date within the valid timeframe.  The new booking will be charged at current pricing at that time and is subject to availability.  A fee of 10% of the total booking value will be charged on any booking transfer. Bookings may only be transferred once and no portion of the credit is redeemable for cash. If notice is given less than 7 days prior to departure for any circumstances, including medical, you will be required to cancel your booking. Sorry this option is not available for Guided Packages nor Events.
 

Insurance

We strongly recommend that you arrange travel/cancellation/medical insurance to guard against loss of costs associated with cancellation or delay of your trip. Obtaining all necessary insurances is the responsibility of you the client and the Operator cannot be held liable for any failure on your part to get insurance. The Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track will not be liable for injury, damage or any costs incurred by walkers and customers.   

Click for of our full detailed Terms & Conditions.
 

Customer Declaration Form

In any adventure activity, there is an element of risk involved. Risks in undertaking this activity include personal injury and illness as a result of adverse weather conditions.

All participants, including children, will be required to complete our  Customer Declaration form before departure.

This form is available to read and download as Customer Declaration Form: please complete and bring to your pre-departure briefing.

Under New Zealand law it is extremely unlikely that you will be able to sue anyone if you are injured. In addition, New Zealand's accident compensation scheme provides only limited assistance to visitors to New Zealand who are injured. We strongly recommend that all visitors to New Zealand have full insurance covering any injury they might suffer, including medical treatment cover, before undertaking this activity.

We do not recommend the Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track for children under 10 years. Please do not be offended if we ask for proof of age.

Summer Walk - Booking Request Form

Contact Us

Email   walk@humpridgetrack.co.nz
Phone:   03 226 6739 or 0800 486 774
Fax:   03 226 6074
Address:     31 Orawia Rd, Tuatapere 9620, Southland New Zealand


Office Opening Hours

Summer Season

3rd November 2018 to 28th April 2019

7:30am - 6pm

Winter Season

22nd April 2018 to 30th October 2018

Please contact us via phone or email as the Tuatapere office is closed during this period.

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