You don’t need any multi-day hiking experience to do this trip, but you will need a good level of walking fitness. If you’re a reasonably active person and have a sense of adventure you’ll love it! You’ll need to carry a backpack containing your lunch, raincoat, water and personal items – the guides take care of the food and cooking equipment. Any gear you don’t need for walking remains on our support boat to be reunited with you at the huts. You are encouraged to walk at your own pace, and to rest and enjoy the many spectacular lookouts as much as possible.
The Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk Track is graded as a moderate hike. A reasonable level of fitness, agility and sense of adventure is essential. 4-6 hours walking each day over varied terrain. For the first 2 days walkers carry only a day pack, for the last 2 days walkers carry a backpack containing a sleeping bag and clothing for one night (approx 8kg). All other gear will be transported by boat to the end of the track. A support boat is nearby throughout the trip to carry injured or tired walkers. You are encouraged to walk at your own pace, and to rest and enjoy the many spectacular lookouts as much as possible.