South Island Trail Running

Duration:     8 days
Countries: New Zealand
Next Trip: 12 November 2016
Price: TBD

This fully supported running tour will take you along the best running trails available in the upper South Island. The tour will be escorted by a running guide who has first-hand knowledge of the trails and helped hand pick them for this extraordinary itinerary. Join other likeminded runners on some breathtaking runs including a warm up on the beautiful Queen Charlotte track as well as trails allowing you to discover the remote Nydia Bay trail with two beautiful passes and hidden inlets. The scenery is nothing short of spectacular as you relax at the foot of the Nelson Lakes National Park before running across lakeside tracks, open ridges and mountain tarns. Or be amazed at the stunning views from Flora saddle down into Tasman Bay at the start of the run across the Kahurangi National Park into Golden Bay. This pioneering running itinerary ends with a fitting finale through the beautiful Abel Tasman walkway from Awaroa to Marahau with its beaches and golden sands.


DAY 1    Arrive Picton
DAY 2    Run sections of Queen Charlotte Track
DAY 3    Nydia Bay, overnight St Arnaud
DAYS 4-5    Nelson Lakes National Park
DAY 6    Kahurangi National Park, overnight Takaka
DAY 7    Run Coastal Track in Abel Tasman National Park
DAY 8    Tour ends after breakfast