HIKING FOOD PACKAGES

Have the gear but short of time?  Skip the hassle - we'll deliver a personalized hiking food package to your door before you go.

A delicious and easy to prepare food package put together just for you with local foods which are full of great taste and satisfaction, nutrition, and minimal waste helping you pack out as little trash as possible.  While we do mix things up a little and choose foods best suited, the information below gives you an excellent idea of what you will be eating along the way, in our food package. 

  • Food packages are delivered to your accommodation in Queenstown or Te Anau the day before you start walking the track.
  • Most food items are lightweight, however if this isn't your style you can choose our heat and eat meals which weigh just a wee bit more.
  • To prepare your food you will need a pot/billy to boil water.  Gas cookers are provided for your use in the Great Walk huts however no other cooking/eating utensils or plates.
  • Cooking/eating hire gear is not included in the food package however you can add these on to your food package when you are booking.
  • Gluten Free and Vegetarian options available.  We will do our best to cater to all other dietary requirements, but please check with us before booking.

Breakfast – Tasted our good ol’ kiwi porridge? A classic kiwi tramping necessity to warm your cockles before you set out.  Other options include granola/muesli or scrambled egg and gluten free wraps.

Lunch –  Provided on the middle day(s) of your walk.  Options include bacon and egg pie or savory muffins, fresh fruit, muesli slice or fruit cake.

Snacks –  Cheese, tuna and crackers, salami, trail mix, bliss balls, berry smoothie, fruit, muesli slice, sultana cake, and gingernut biscuits (great with your cuppa!).

Dinner – We provide a choice of quick, easy and most of all healthy/tasty NZ cuisine!  Choose from heat and eat or freeze dried (nice and light!) food.  Some options include Butter Chicken, Wild Mushroom and Lamb Risotto and Thai Green Chicken Curry. Great vegetarian and gluten free options also!

Dessert – Top the day off with something sweet. Dark chocolate and other desserts to share.

Drinks - Tea (black or green), coffee or hot chocolate and fruit drink - plus water!*

Included extras - Instant soup and noodles to fill any gaps/warm up at the hut.  An additional freeze dried meal for contingency purposes.

Optional extras for healthy appetites - Bacon and Egg Breakfast, Rice, Veggies, Egg.  All optional extras are freeze dried and very light/small to pack.

DAY ONE

Trail Mix

Tea/Coffee/Hot Chocolate and Gingernuts

Thai Chicken or Lamb Risotto
Lindt - Dark Chocolate

Note. Lunch not included - most people have lunch prior
The chocolate and trail mix should last for your entire walk

DAY TWO

Muesli or Scrambled Egg/GF Wrap

Salami, Cheese and Crackers
Bacon and Egg Pie or Savoury Muffin and an Apple
Berry Smoothie

Tea/Coffee/Hot Chocolate and Gingernuts

Butter Chicken or NZ Beef
Apricot Crumble or Chocolate Pudding

DAY THREE

Good ol’ Kiwi Porridge

Muesli Slice or Sultana Cake
Fruit Drink, Tuna and Crackers

Plus your left overs!

*The water along the way is generally fine to drink and absolutely delicious - likely to be some of the most pure water you can find.  Locals have been drinking it for years and there has been no indication that there are any germs in it.  However the water has not been tested so drink it at your own risk, boil or purify it.

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Loved the food package

I enjoyed using Easyhike to help me do my Routeburn Track hike. You were so helpful every step of the way, even with my itinerary changes, and it was such a pleasure to have my car waiting for me at the end of this rainy day! I loved the food package you put together as well - so many wonderful things to eat! Thank you so much for everything.  Andrea D, USA
Easyhike, Hiking Packages
5.0
2015-07-18T12:40:16+13:00
I enjoyed using Easyhike to help me do my Routeburn Track hike. You were so helpful every step of the way, even with my itinerary changes, and it was such a pleasure to have my car waiting for me at the end of this rainy day! I loved the food package you put together as well - so many wonderful things to eat! Thank you so much for everything.  Andrea D, USA

Really liked the dinner and desserts

There was loads of food!  I really liked the dinner and desserts, they were awesome, and so was the porridge. Laura E, Aus
Easyhike, Hiking Packages
5.0
2015-07-18T12:49:23+13:00
There was loads of food!  I really liked the dinner and desserts, they were awesome, and so was the porridge. Laura E, Aus

Fantastic Time

Overall the meals exceeded expectations.  Rachel and I had a fantastic time and look forward to using Easyhike again. Skip W
Easyhike, Hiking Packages
5.0
2015-07-18T12:22:57+13:00
Overall the meals exceeded expectations.  Rachel and I had a fantastic time and look forward to using Easyhike again. Skip W

So much food

I thought the food package was great. There was so much food. It was great. Dave A, USA
Easyhike, Hiking Packages
5.0
2015-07-03T14:07:40+13:00
I thought the food package was great. There was so much food. It was great. Dave A, USA

A great way to experience a hike in NZ

Our family of 5 (3 teenagers) hiked the Routeburn Track in mid-December. It was a great time, not too hot and only one day of rain. The track is an amazing way to see a huge variety of NZ terrain, plants and birds. Every turn was a photo opportunity.
We used Easy Hike to provide all our packs, food and sleeping bags, as well as relocate the car. As the name says they made it really easy and I would highly recommend them. Saves a lot of hassle in what you need to think about bringing.
The DOC huts along the track are really well laid out with just the right amount of comfort to get you through the night, but still allowing you to experience the great outdoors. David A, Sydney Australia
Easyhike, Hiking Packages
5.0
2019-06-05T09:44:33+13:00
Our family of 5 (3 teenagers) hiked the Routeburn Track in mid-December. It was a great time, not too hot and only one day of rain. The track is an amazing way to see a huge variety of NZ terrain, plants and birds. Every turn was a photo opportunity. We used Easy Hike to provide all our packs, food and sleeping bags, as well as relocate the car. As the name says they made it really easy and I would highly recommend them. Saves a lot of hassle in what you need to think about bringing. The DOC huts along the track are really well laid out with just the right amount of comfort to get you through the night, but still allowing you to experience the great outdoors. David A, Sydney Australia

Routeburn Track with Easyhike

We traveled 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...  David L January 2018
Easyhike, Hiking Packages
2018-05-21T20:38:15+13:00
We traveled 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...  David L January 2018

Great walk and great service from easy hike

The package we have got from easy hike was just what needed to have when you are coming to a track but you don't want to bring all the gear for few nights only. Ami
Easyhike, Hiking Packages
5.0
2019-06-05T09:40:13+13:00
The package we have got from easy hike was just what needed to have when you are coming to a track but you don't want to bring all the gear for few nights only. Ami

Must Do Great Walk!

A truly memorable experience. A mixture of weather conditions, but it didn't spoil the breathtaking scenery! I did the track over 3 days, finishing at The Divide. Stayed in DOC huts, that were all very clean. I also chose to use a food package from EasyHike company which delivered to my accommodation in Queenstown the day before my hike. Totally hassle free, great food options, plenty of food, light to pack and carry. I was very happy. A must do Great Walk! Kit Y April 2018
Easyhike, Hiking Packages
2018-05-21T20:24:00+13:00
A truly memorable experience. A mixture of weather conditions, but it didn't spoil the breathtaking scenery! I did the track over 3 days, finishing at The Divide. Stayed in DOC huts, that were all very clean. I also chose to use a food package from EasyHike company which delivered to my accommodation in Queenstown the day before my hike. Totally hassle free, great food options, plenty of food, light to pack and carry. I was very happy. A must do Great Walk! Kit Y April 2018

Excellent

I thought the whole interaction/experience was fantastic. I have already told several people in the US about your firm. Dave A, USA
Easyhike, Hiking Packages
5.0
2015-07-03T14:02:04+13:00
I thought the whole interaction/experience was fantastic. I have already told several people in the US about your firm. Dave A, USA

Great Trek!

My husband and I completed this hike in early Feb. and it was one of our highlights from New Zealand. It is a great 3 day 2 night hike, but could be done in 2 days pretty easily. We used EasyHikes to organize the trip for us. We selected their premium package and didn't have to do anything but show up, which was great! They provide high quality gear, supplied all of the food, reserved our huts and transferred our car. We stayed the first night at Routeburn Falls Hut (about a 3 hour hike from the Routeburn car park). We ended up transferring our second night hut stay from Lake McKenzie to Lake Howden hut to give us a full day of hiking. Lake Howden was great, it is less crowded so there is much less snoring and it's easier to get a good nights rest! And the last day we had a short 1-2 hour hike out and then could enjoy Te Anue and the Milford Sound.

Beautiful hike! And, highly recommend Easy Hike to help organize the trip!! Meredith L, Alabama
Easyhike, Hiking Packages
5.0
2019-06-05T09:26:43+13:00
My husband and I completed this hike in early Feb. and it was one of our highlights from New Zealand. It is a great 3 day 2 night hike, but could be done in 2 days pretty easily. We used EasyHikes to organize the trip for us. We selected their premium package and didn't have to do anything but show up, which was great! They provide high quality gear, supplied all of the food, reserved our huts and transferred our car. We stayed the first night at Routeburn Falls Hut (about a 3 hour hike from the Routeburn car park). We ended up transferring our second night hut stay from Lake McKenzie to Lake Howden hut to give us a full day of hiking. Lake Howden was great, it is less crowded so there is much less snoring and it's easier to get a good nights rest! And the last day we had a short 1-2 hour hike out and then could enjoy Te Anue and the Milford Sound. Beautiful hike! And, highly recommend Easy Hike to help organize the trip!! Meredith L, Alabama

High quality equipment

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.  Dave A, USA
Easyhike, Hiking Packages
5.0
2015-07-03T14:06:31+13:00
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.  Dave A, USA

Easyhike

Routeburn track is absolutely gorgeous. We used Easyhike for our logistics, including backpacks, food and relocation of our car. They are very nice and responsive. Great service! Will use Easyhike again next time. jcztrip May 2017
Easyhike, Hiking Packages
2018-05-21T21:04:02+13:00
Routeburn track is absolutely gorgeous. We used Easyhike for our logistics, including backpacks, food and relocation of our car. They are very nice and responsive. Great service! Will use Easyhike again next time. jcztrip May 2017
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