For those looking for a true kiwi ‘tramping’ (hiking) experience and a wee challenge, join us for an 8km loop which has us climbing to the rocky outcrop on the pristine Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari. A world-class conservation project, the outcrop boasts views across the Waikato basin on a clear day. Enjoy being serenaded by bird song from some of our rarest native birds along the way. Explore the functioning ecosystem on the mountain, which is as close to the pre-human New Zealand environment as it’s possible to find. A packed lunch is included, but save room for the afternoon treats! Our local guides have extensive hiking and bush experience, so you will be in expert hands on the approximately 4 hour hike.
Reward your efforts with coffee and ‘a blueberry tasting trio’ at local organic blueberry farm Monavale as you gaze over the blueberry bushes and mountain backdrop. Our last stop is a boutique specialty cheese deli where you have the opportunity to sample handcrafted cheeses, in a region known for its dairy farming.
This tour is for nature lovers with a great appreciation for quality local artisan food. Please note that this hike is graded moderate - hard; please read the track grading notes below.
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