Giant's Gate on the Milford Track. Photo by Andrew Edward.
Ultimate Hikes has opened bookings for the 2013-14 Great
Walks season with lower prices for children.
General manager Noel Saxon said if two or more children were
on the same booking, a reduced price applied after the first
''While our minimum age is 10 years old, it's never too early
to introduce young people to the beauty of nature and where
best to do this than our own pristine national parks.
''We've experienced a pleasing trend this year in more New
Zealanders booking on the tracks and family groups are also
The new season offer was available for walks between November
1 and December 20, 2013, and included two nights at the
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside Resort. Bookings had to be made
by April 30.
Mr Saxon said there was still space available to walk in the
2012-13 season, which finishes on April 18.
Bookings could be made through www.ultimatehikes.co.nz, by
calling the reservations centre on (03) 450-1940 or emailing
Bookings for the 2013-14 new-season deal could only be made
through the reservations centre.