HIKING ADVENTURE - Top Of The Lake Guiding

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Top Of The Lake Guiding - Glenorchy NZ
Top Of The Lake Guiding - Wilderness Photography Hikes


Our Guided Exclusive Wilderness Hikes are available all year as we have different options to suit our different Seasons in NZ.
Our Hikes give you the opportunity to see and photograph Wildlife such as Red Deer, Fallow Deer, Farm animals, Native Birds and also New Zealand Native Bush. You will have the chance to witness truly breath taking scenery.
The trips that we offer can accommodate most fitness levels. You do not need to have previous knowledge or experience with Hiking as we will cater to your own personal abilities and goals.
We can access different hikes via foot or Helicopter. The access via Helicopter gives us the option to hike our alpine environments at high altitudes.
Please see below the different packages we offer or you are welcome to get in touch with us for something more customised.

Exclusive Wilderness Hikes

Exclusive Wilderness Day HikeTop Of The Lake Guiding - Glenorchy NZ - Wilderness Photography hike

1 person - $700
2 people - $400 per person
3 people - $350 per person
Your trip will include:
  • Full Day Guided Hiking.
  • Transport from Glenorchy.
  • Lunch and snacks are provided.
  • In depth knowledge of NZ Native Flora and Fauna.
  • Unique photographic opportunities.

Exclusive Overnight Heli Hike

Please contact us regarding this Exclusive Overnight Heli Hike package as prices will vary

Fully immerse yourself into the Wilderness:
  • Beginning with a Scenic Heli Flight
  • Take in the Breathtaking Scenery
  • Experience the peaceful sound of nature
  • Endless hike options
  • Canvas wall tent accommodation
  • Cosy fireplace for cooking marshmallows and campfire yarns
  • Beautiful night skies
  • An experience NOT TO BE MISSED

Exclusive Alpine Heli Hike
Top Of The Lake Guiding - Glenorchy NZ - Alpine Heli hike
Please contact us regarding this Alpine Heli Hike package as prices will vary
This trip is based on:
  • Full Day Guided Hiking
  • Transport from Glenorchy.
  • Helicopter access to alpine environment.
  • Lunch and snacks are provided.
  • In depth knowledge of NZ Native Flora and Fauna.
  • Unique photographic opportunities.
  • Hiking experience is required for this trip.
* For Exclusive Wilderness Hikes, please bring your own camera and memory card. If you don’t have a camera we can supply one for you at an additional cost.
Earnslaw Burn -  Heli Hike

Heli Glenorchy offers an incredible Heli Hike in Earnslaw Burn.  Details are as follows and to book this hike with Top of the Lake Guiding, visit  our contact page.

Price: $1,375 NZD per person - with a minimum of Two People

Departure times: 10.30am
Duration: Allow 3.5 - 4 hours (including - 20-25 minutes of flying, 1.5 - 2 hours of hiking, 1 - 1.5 hours for a picnic and exploring)
Description: Departs from Glenorchy taking a flight over Glenorchy, the Dart River and Mt Alfred before landing in the Mt Earnslaw basin. You will then take an easy-moderate hike following a meandering glacier-fed river and taking in an array of wildlife, fauna and waterfalls before reaching a spot where the mighty Earnslaw Burn come into view. There will be ample opportunity to admire the scenery and take photos. After 1.5 - 2 hours of walking, your hike will conclude in the Earnslaw Burn by a tumbling waterfall and below Mt Earnslaw Glacier - a world famous glacier. Here, in this beautiful spot, you can sit back and relax with a picnic and soak in the tranquillity of this breathtaking location.

What you will need to bring:
As you will be hiking while enjoying an alpine environment, we recommend you:
  • Wear sensible comfortable walking shoes, trainers or hiking boots.
  • Wear warm clothing and bring a windproof jacket.
  • Bring along a small day pack with a water bottle, camera, sunscreen, sunglasses and insect repellent.
  • You’re more than welcome to bring snacks (a picnic lunch will be provided at the end of your hike).

When preparing for your Hiking trip these are some items that we recommend you bring:

  • Hiking Boots with ankle support
  • Warm Clothing during any season
  • Wet Weather Clothing
  • Comfortable Backpack
  • Hiking Poles
  • Head Light & Batteries
  • Medication
  • Memory Card
  • Camera (If you don’t have a camera we can supply one for you at an additional cost)

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