Moderate fitness is required for the Great Barrier Island Escape. This is one of our gentler itineraries. The walking trails are of easy or moderate difficulty. The biggest day is the climb over Mt. Hobson where we make the most elevation gain and encounter a lot of stairs. Anyone who doesn’t feel up to completing the Mt. Hobson track is most welcome to enjoy a day relaxing at the lodge.
In general, the trails range from well-formed paths to tracks broken with tree roots, rocks, mud etc. Some of the walks can be varied to provide easier options. Walking times vary between 3 to 7 hours per day. You will need to carry a daypack with your lunch, water, raincoat and jersey. We have good quality raincoats and daypacks you can borrow.