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Siberia Wilderness Experience, New Zealand

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Published on Jul 7, 2010

If you like the idea of staying in one of New Zealand's most isolated mountain huts without working too hard to get there, then this option is for you! Start with a dramatic scenic flight alongside the snowy Southern Alps to the Siberia Valley airstrip. You can hike up the trail to Lake Crucible for great views of this glacial valley while dinner is whipped up back at the hut. Tonight you'll be served a candle-lit dinner in one of the most glorious places in the world. This is also one of the few backcountry huts where you can chat with a resident hut ranger from New Zealand's Department of Conservation. Rangers are often keen for a yarn around the camp fire, and can offer further insight into the flora and fauna of Mt. Aspiring National Park. This is the only night on the Tui tour where your accommodation is basic, but it's a true kiwi experience and a lot of fun. You don't have to carry a very heavy pack -- our guides are pretty tough and they'll carry the lion's share of the load. You'll be carrying a backpack, sleeping bag, a few spare clothes and some food -- no need for any more than that, although we'll provide tents and so on if you'd prefer to camp out under the stars. Find out more http://activenewzealand.com/our-adven...

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