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Great Walk Gear hire

GEAR HIRE – HIKE HAPPY WITH GREAT GEAR

The key to a safe and unforgettable Great Walk experience is having the right gear. The weather in New Zealand’s Alpine environment can be unpredictable, so you need to be prepared for all situations. 

Our small team of born-and-bred kiwis have grown up in the outdoors (including the youngest and he’s only 3!), so we’ve handpicked hire gear we know works, and that will enhance your Great Walk. Tried and tested, all of our gear is quality, lightweight, warm and practical, so you have the best outdoor experience possible. We’ll also deliver to your local accommodation before your hike, saving you the hassle of lugging all your gear from home for just a small part of your holiday.

HOW OUR GEAR HIRE WORK

  1. You make your booking online here.
  2. We deliver your hire gear to your local Queenstown, Glenorchy or Te Anau accommodation the night before your hike.
  3. You get out there, enjoy your hike and drop your gear back to one of our bases on your way to your next destination.

In some cases, we can hire individual items like sleeping bags, tents etc when packaged with one of our other products (i.e. Car relocation) however we encourage you to hire our essentials package – so we can sleep at night knowing you have the right gear out there!

GEAR HIRE PACKAGES

GREAT WALK GEAR HIRE/ESSENTIALS GEAR HIRE

This is the hire gear we consider to be essential for your walk, that for your own comfort and safety, you can’t go without.

●      Backpack + pack cover + liner: 50-75 litres and gender-specific. Osprey brand that’s high-quality, lightweight with an adjustable harness and waist strap.

●      Sleeping bag + sleeping bag liner: Sea to Summit brand that’s comfortable with great warmth to weight ratio. Most of our bags are the Trek TkII model.

●      Rain Jacket: With rain and a breathability rating of at least 10,000mm. Brands we stock include Marmot, The North Face and Stoney Creek.

●      Cooking/Eating Equipment: Sea to Summit pot, plates, mugs, cutlery plus kitchen tidy kit.

●      Head Lamp: LED Lenser

●      First Aid Kit

OPTIONAL EXTRAS (For either gear hire package)

●      Hiking Poles: Black Diamond expandable hiking poles. 2 per set.

●      Sun Cream: Essential for hiking in New Zealand summer to help prevent sunburn.  The brand we use is high-performance SPF 44 with a user-friendly balance of application ease and durability.

●      Personal Locator Beacon: If you want to carry a PLB for your own safety and fast rescue assistance, we are happy to arrange for a small service fee.  You can also hire these directly from the Charitable Trust operating this service in Wanaka, Queenstown, Te Anau, Manapouri and Milford Sound.

PREMIUM GEAR HIRE

Premium Gear includes all of our essentials items, plus a few extra items which are nice to have, especially if you’re new to staying in a wilderness hut with no electricity or shower facilities.

●      Backpack + pack cover + liner: 50-75 litres and gender-specific. Osprey brand that’s high-quality, lightweight with an adjustable harness and waist strap.

●      Sleeping bag + sleeping bag liner: Sea to Summit brand that’s comfortable with great warmth to weight ratio. Most of our bags are the Trek TkII model.

●      Inflatable Pillow: Sea to Summit brand that’s comfortable, lightweight and takes up minimal space in your pack.

      Rain Jacket: With rain and a breathability rating of at least 10,000mm. Brands we stock include Marmot, The North Face and Stoney Creek.

●      Rain Pants: Rain Bird brand – Extremely handy in cold or wet weather.

●      Cooking/Eating Equipment: Sea to Summit pot, plates, mugs, cutlery plus kitchen tidy kit.

●      Thermos: Perfect for hot drinks when you need a pick me up.

●      Head Lamp: LED Lenser

●      First Aid Kit

●      Easyhike care package: Insect repellent, sanitiser + earplugs (must-haves for any hike!)

Premium Hire Gear is only available when purchased as part of our Premium Package.

Regardless of which Gear Hire package you’ve booked, there are still personal items which you will need to bring. Check out our Great Walk Packing list for our recommendations.

GREAT WALK GEAR HIRE - PRICES

1 Night/2 Day

$275/Person

Delivered before you walk

2 Night/3 Day

$345/Person

Delivered before you walk

3 Night/4 Day

$395/Person

Delivered before you walk

Hiking outside of the Fiordland or Queenstown region? Talk to us about how we can help you with gear in other South Island locations ie. To walk the Abel Tasman or Paparoa Track.

What are people saying?

  • I was a little leery about using rented equipment. What Easyhike provided was very high quality. No different than what I would have brought for myself. The packs were great.
  • We travelled from California to do the hike - and could not possibly have been able to manage it as easily, if at all, without the amazing services offered by Bobbie and her team at Easyhike. They reduced the logistics of the trip to virtually zero for us: Delivering rucksacks with absolutely everything we'd need or want, from rain gear and sleeping bags to food and first aid kits, right to our hotel the day before the hike. They also arranged to move our car from the start to the finish, so it was awaiting us when we got there. Literally all we had to do was dress and show up. The whole adventure was amazing - and if you have even an inkling that this might be something you'd enjoy, then DON'T HESITATE!! It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience...

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