About Kiwi Wilderness Walks

Introducing Kiwi Wilderness Walks, New Zealand Hiking and Tramping specialists

Head guide Evan Bloomfield, Stewart Island

Sometimes you just need a lift

Kiwi Wilderness Walks is based in Queenstown on the edge of Fiordland and Mt Aspiring National Park and just up the road from Stewart Island. Right in the heart of New Zealand’s tramping country. Ideally situated to help co-ordinate all your hiking trips.

Our guides are local experts ready to help you have the time of your life. We love this country and delight in helping visitors explore the area, confident they have the best itinerary and are well prepared.

Head Kiwi Wilderness Walks honcho is Evan Bloomfield. He founded Kiwi Wilderness Walks in 1993 with a hankering to help people untangle the mysteries that come with planning a multi day tramping trip in to the back country.

Evan’s first experience tramping in New Zealand was the Milford Track.

“Mum was a keen outdoor person in to skiing and tramping.  As a family we had some great adventures around Aotearoa and the Milford Track was right up there.  We did the Milford when I was 11 and I have distinct memories huddling in the Mackinnon Pass shelter with a howling gale straining the cables that held it down …”

During his university years there was the Caples-Greenstone, Dart-Rees and the  Routeburn. After a short stint in Far North Queensland Evan returned to the deep south and discovered Stewart Island and Fiordland.

“It was a whole new world. We had the privilege of being shown around Stewart Island by respected local kaumātua Phillip Smith. Blue Cod cooked soon after it was caught with white bread and butter. Followed up in the evening  with kiwi spotting on Ocean Beach. This was Phillip’s happy place and I was hooked …”

Expeditions in to the Dusky Track convinced Evan that this was the kind of place he wanted to show off to keen kiwi trampers. Across Lake Hauroko and down the Wairaurahiri River. Waitutu Forest  and the South Coast track. Remote wilderness with a dash of comfort, an easy load and some good local kai. A just reward after a hard days walking.

Kiwi Wilderness Walks. Guided Kiwi Walks with local experts.