Hump Ridge Track. © Pink Penguin Studio

Adventure in style on the Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track


Explore the southern coast of Southland on the Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track. 

A 61km, three-day loop, the Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track is a unique walk operated by a charitable trust established by the local community in conjunction with DOC. 

Unlike many of New Zealand’s multi-day walks, the Hump Ridge Track provides accommodation and transport options ranging from the basic to the luxurious. Think hot showers and helicopters that will take you – or even just your pack – up the steep bits. 

The track’s namesake, the subalpine Hump Ridge is undoubtedly a trip highlight, with dramatic limestone landforms and panoramic views over the southern ocean and Stewart Island. 

To extend your trip, the adjoining South Coast Track can be an easy overnight, or more challenging multi-day addition, filled with coastal scenery and local history. 

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