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Frequently Asked Questions

We have regular departures starting from early November to late April. Click here for our departure dates, prices and booking conditions. Our groups are generally 4 to 5 people with a maximum of twelve people on each tour.

A reasonable level of fitness is required and some previous tramping experience recommended.

Kiwi Wilderness Walks has combined with the best local operators in a carefully designed itinerary to ensure that you have an enjoyable and educational journey in the wilderness. Our guides are dedicated to your safety and satisfaction.

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How far do we walk each day?
11 - 16 km or 3 to 5 hours.
Generally the Stewart Island walk is flat terrain, with some boardwalks over swamps. The Waitutu Track is also generally flat although physically more demanding. It can be quite muddy in portions, especially from Port Craig to Wairaurahiri River.

Do I need any sea kayak experience?
The sea kayaking is in sheltered waters in stable double sea kayaks with a certified sea kayak guide and no prior experience is required.

What do I carry?
All you will need to carry are your own clothes and personal items. We do the rest!

What is included?
All meals, accommodation,  transfers, hut and guiding fees, camping and cooking equipment and maps. We have packs available.

Where do we stay?
On the first and last days of our trips you will have twin share accommodation at The Riverton Rock Guesthouse.
On the trail we will stay in south island "cribs", an historic homestead or back country huts. These all have running water and share facilities. We cook with gas and eat dinner by candle light!


  • Pair of Shorts, t-shirt and trousers.
  • Thick woollen or polypropylene sweater.
  • Lightweight thermal longjohns and shirt.
  • Socks and underwear, handkerchief.
  • Warm hat and gloves.
  • Pack with waterproof pack liners, sleeping bag, pack
  • Favourite boots or walking shoes, pair of light shoes or sandals.
  • Small personal torch, water bottle, pocket knife, camera and film.
  • Waterproof coat with hood, gaiters.
  • Personal medicine, first aid kit, toilet bag, insect repellent, sunblock.

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