First tramp to NZ from Michigan USA - Resv at Huts
My wife and I (Retirees in our 60s) are 30 days away from beginning our first ever tramp in NZ. We have Abel Tasman, Milford, Keplar, Routeburn, Mt Cook/Mueller treks all scheduled and huts reserved (February/March). I did not plan to carry a tent, just a tarp for emergency, as we have reservations at the huts, but I have heard that huts may be over-booked or people stay in them without reservations. My wife and I love to take our time and enjoy the outdoors and take plenty of pictures, rather than race to the hut to claim a bed, versus the floor. We have backpacked many places around the world and have not ran into this issue, yet (luck i expect). Is it an issue in NZ? Last thing we want to do is cause a stir upon arrival to a hut, as we will be tramping with these same people for a few days, I expect.
Great to hear you are enjoying yourselves. I hope the rest of the trip shakes out well and you get to see more of the (back)country.
Please be mindful of the weather. Big system hitting the South Island this Sunday. http://www.metvuw.com/forecast/forecast.php?type=rain®ion=nzsi&noofdays=10
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