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Get yourself off the beaten track and travel the road less travelled with Queenstown’s Guided Snowshoe Tours. Experience the serenity of the vast 'back country' environment as you blaze your own trail across the untouched mountains of the Wakatipu.

Snowshoes allow you to walk across unbroken snow even in deep powder without sinking to your waist, opening up a world of opportunity as you travel into the untouched wilderness, leaving the crowds of the ski resorts in your footsteps.

Snowshoeing in Queenstown offers a peaceful, harmonious exploration of the wilderness. It is the perfect way for skiers & non-skiers to explore the winter mountains of Queenstown, New Zealand and enjoy the snow away from the crowds.

Enjoy hot beverages and lunch in your own hand cut chair, surrounded by the towering peaks with the only sound heard being the clicking of a camera as you capture your moment forever.

FULL DAY - ADVENTURE TOUR

INCLUDES:

  • All transport from and to your Queenstown accommodation
  • Snowshoe equipment, including waterproof boots and clothing
  • Lunch and a hot drink

DURATION:

  • 6 hours
  • Walking time: 4-5 hours
  • Walking distance:  4-5 kms

DEPARTURES:

  • 8:30AM during the winter season

SEASON:

  • Between June and October - Snow dependent

PICK UP: 

  • Guided Nature Walks pick you up from and drop you back to your Queenstown accommodation 

HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • Spectacular scenery with snow-capped mountain & lake views, walking on pristine snow in our own mountain wilderness minutes from Queenstown.

MINIMUM NUMBERS:

  • Minimum of two (adult) or equivalent price. Single travelers please contact us to check availability.

CHILD AGE: 

  • Child age is 8-14 years. Adults 15+

WHAT THEY PROVIDE:

  • Snowshoes  - these go over waterproof boots provided.
  • They have available for your use shell pants, jackets and gloves. 
  • Poles - adjustable length
  • Lunch and a hot drink
  • Friendly, knowledgeable & cheerful local guides
  • Interpretative commentary of flora, fauna, history, geology & snow

WHAT YOU BRING:

  • Wear thermal underwear and warm clothing plus bring hat, gloves and windproof outer jacket, sunglasses, camera and sunscreen.
  • Sensible footwear - closed toe trainers or outdoor footwear or hiking boots (preferably waterproof) & warm socks (two pairs are good).
  • Small day pack

Adventure guided snowshoe tour:
Go further - See more! Includes: Transport, 4-5 hours snowshoeing, lunch and a hot drink.

  • Adult $215.00
  • Child $155.00
  • Private Group [1-4 people] $1,080.00

WHAT IS SNOWSHOEING?

It’s simply walking in snowy conditions. The people of snowy locations the world over have been using snowshoes for centuries to ease their progress on foot, and the ones we use are modern descendants of those original pieces of equipment. Snowshoes help by stopping us sinking in soft snow, and giving us grip if the snow is hard or icy. The snowshoes adjust to almost any boot size, and are very easy to walk in. After a quick fitting, most people are comfortable on their snowshoes and ready to enjoy their day in around 10 minutes.

WHO CAN DO IT?

Everyone!  Like summer hiking, they can make things as easy or challenging as you wish. Small group sizes and a flexible approach ensure Guided Nature Walks accommodate everyone’s needs and abilities. One of the beauties of snowshoeing is that it is non-technical; that is to say that unlike skiing for example, almost anyone can do it without technical instruction or time spent practicing, and yet it gives us access to landscapes that go way beyond the limits of the piste skier.      

Guided Nature Walks philosophy is to give guests an interactive nature experience - a hands on understanding of every component of New Zealand's South Island wilderness.     
   
CAN I GO SNOWSHOEING, HOW FIT DO I HAVE TO BE?

Yes - if you can walk you can snowshoe! People of all ages and abilities enjoy snowshoeing you just need a moderate fitness level. Small groups mean they can adjust distance, pace and terrain according to interests and goals.

DO WE HAVE TO GO WITH A GROUP?

Guided Nature Walks also offer all of the Snowshoeing Trips on a privately guided basis for a total wilderness experience. Special lunch is provided and departure times to suit. Adventurous or passive expeditions tailored to suit clients interests. Individual attention.  All fitness and age levels catered for. They like to find out what your preferences are with consideration of weather and snow conditions, they can design the perfect itinerary for you. Contact [email protected] for more details.

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