Queenstown and the surrounding areas offer some of New Zealand’s best day walks and hikes, offering diverse landscapes from jagged peaks, rivers, lakes, waterfalls and native forests. BLACK offer multiple private day hiking options with our expert hiking guides, who have all hiked the local trails many times over the years. Whether you are looking for a short walk up to the scenic lookout at Bob’s Cove or a longer day hike on the Routeburn Track, our guides can tailor your hiking experience to suit.
You’ll be transported to your hike in a luxury SUV or Mercedes Sprinter, with informative and interesting commentary from your guide on the local area.
With BLACK, it goes without saying that you’ll need to travel in style. You will be picked up from your accommodation in a luxury European vehicle, being transported to your hike seeing the stunning landscapes of Central Otago.
We offer a range of hiking options within the local Queenstown and Wanaka area. There are a diverse range of hikes, offering breathtaking scenery and local flora and fauna.
Talk to our team to curate a hiking day that is tailored to you. A selection of the stunning hikes in the region are:
Lake Alta Half Day Hike: After driving up the beautiful winding Remarkables Ski Field access road, the first part of the journey follows a ski run to the top of a chairlift. From here, travel up through alpine wetlands with some unique flora and fauna on display, before reaching Lake Alta – a picturesque glacial lake, nested within a natural amphitheatre below the towering Double Cone peaks.
Routeburn Track Full Day Hike: The Routeburn Track is a world famous track and one of the Great Walks of New Zealand. Take the opportunity to get a taste of this spectacular hike, starting with a well formed track through native beech forest with a chance to see some of the local birdlife and flora and fauna. Follow the river upstream before emerging into the open grassy Routeburn Flats. Depending on level of fitness you have the option to carry on with a steep short ascent to the Routeburn Falls.
Roys Peak Full Day Hike: For those with a high fitness level, take the opportunity to enjoy a hike up the famous Roys Peak Track. The track climbs steadily uphill, zigzagging up a 4WD track and through tussocks before reaching the top and seeing the spectacular views over Lake Wanaka.
BLACK is committed to the highest level of safety, all guides have extensive training, specialist outdoor first aid qualifications and are masters of service and product delivery. We are Qualmark Gold certified and hold all required consents, concessions required to operate adventure activities.