This Expedition is for the very keen and experienced trampers. It provides a rare opportunity to complete a unique double. Tramp the Dusky Bay Track from Manapouri to Supper Cove and then join MV Strannik to explore Dusky Sound and then onto Preservation Inlet where you can walk to Puysegur Point lighthouse and explore the old gold mining relics of the area before walking the South Coast track back to Port Craig.
Note: Note: This is a tramp for experienced persons with a good standard of fitness and experience in route finding and alpine traverses. All participants will be asked to provide a brief resume detailing their experience prior to their booking being accepted. DoC do not maintain or promote either of these routes. You can expect severe and extreme weather events during the tramp, participants must be prepared for that with good quality equipment. (see suggested Mountain Safety gear list on our website).
This is not a “guided walk”, rather it is fully supported. We will have an experienced person to accompany you and assist with route finding and logistics. He/she will also carry Iridium phone for weather forecasts and emergency contact with Strannik if necessary. We will provide detailed maps and notes for the route. Participants are required to provide their own quality specialist equipment including tent, sleeping bag, cooker etc GPS and emergency locator beacon.