Hump Ridge Track is a 56.5 kilometer loop trail located near Tuatapere, Southland, New Zealand that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily used for backpacking.

DISTANCE
56.5 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1,639 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

beach

views

Another of New Zealand's great walks - put on your gumboots for a 3-day trip in pristine beech forest, tarn-speckled alpine tops and wild coastline.

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1 month ago

Tough route for intermediate level hikers/trampers.
Wonderfully varied route taking in beaches, country road, rainforest and sub alpine.
The lodges are fully equipped, super cozy, clean and a nice alternative to the great walks with no alternative to camping. Lighter pack (minus camping gear) makes the hike a lot more enjoyable.
Pack plenty of deet/insect repellent, sandflies are intense, particularly on day 3. Also advise packing a waterproof camera as day 3 also provides opportunity to spot a the school of Hector Dolphins which hang out at one of the neighbouring beaches.
Highly recommend this well run, highly underrated, walk in beautiful untouched part of NZ

11 months ago

Good trail, very varied scenery. The huts along the way are commercially operated so the lodge managers are not DOC staff and many have never walked the trails.

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