There are many well known and commercial hikes in New Zealand. These are heavily regulated in terms of visitor numbers, route and operators. Then there is the rest of the country. Central Otago has many wilderness areas which are barely known even by the locals. One of these is the Oteaki Regional Park, a new, remote and beautiful regional park which has only just been created. In our opinion the scenery is just as good as anywhere else, and it's unknown. There are a number of other walks in this lovely, remote area - and we have experienced guides who are ready to help you discover these magical places where you are truly alone in a pristine wilderness.
Then there are some of our favourite walks and experiences such as the Siberia heli-hike-jetboat run by excellent operators Wilkin River Jet over at Makarora (2 hours drive away), or a heli-hike on Mount Nicholas Station near Queenstown (1.5 hours drive away). We also have excellent local helicopter connections - specifically with Doug Maxwell who is one of the few people in the world with 20,000 hours helicopter experience.
Then there are the local haunts around Poolburn Dam (Lord of the Rings location) and Manorburn Dam which combine a four wheel drive experience with a remote picnic and possibly some fishing and walking.
This is an area where New Zealanders are surprised to find other New Zealanders, let alone Australians or people from further away!