Frequently asked questions
Why go to New Zealand?
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We use sustainable practices to keep all our trips environmentally friendly.
What happens in an emergency?
Roaming Guides New Zealand hold a comprehensive Safety Management Plan which details the prevention and response for all possible emergency types. Your guide has training and experience in dealing with emergency situations, you will be in good hands. Your guide has been trained by the New Zealand Red Cross in Pre-hospital Emergency Care first aid to deal with severe injuries or illnesses. A full first aid kit will be carried by your guide at all times. Where there is no mobile reception, your guide will be carrying a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) that can be activated to alert emergency services of our location and a rescue operation will be initiated.
What happens if the weather is bad?
The weather can change quickly in New Zealand due to our small island meteorology. This means we need to be flexible. If the weather is forecast to be awful for your chosen expedition, your guide will contact you to discuss other available options. In the event that your trip cannot proceed, you will be provided with the option to postpone or to cancel.
How will I get to my expedition?
There are many options for transport that we can assist you with. Most people choose to ride in our Roaming Guides 4WD vehicle in our door to door service. You're welcome to manage your own transport to the track start also or we can provide you with ideas.
What will my guide provide?
An unforgettable wilderness experience! Your guide will also provide your lunch on 1 day trips or lunch, dinner & breakfast on 2 day trips. We will carry all emergency equipment.
You will need to bring your own walking shoes or boots, a small day pack, waterproof jacket, appropriate clothing and a 1L (33oz) water bottle. You will be provided with an equipment list after booking. Here is an example equipment list for an overnight trip on a Mountain peaks expedition.
Can you cater for my dietary requirements?
Yes we can. Just let us know what you need or don't need and we will cater accordingly. All our meals and snacks served are sourced locally and have a unique New Zealand flavour.
What level of fitness do I need to have?
Wilderness hiking is an active adventure. Ask us what expedition is appropriate for you, as we are able to cater for a wide range of capabilities. We recommend that you prepare yourself for your expedition by building your fitness to a level where you can comfortably walk at least 6.5km (4mile) on flat terrain with some energy to spare. If you would like some assistance with a training programme for your expedition then just ask your guide. If you train regularly in a cardiovascular or strength based sport and would like a good pace on your trek then please advise your guide and we can prepare the day for you accordingly.
If your question is not answered here, or if you would like to speak with us about the possibilities, you can make an enquiry
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