If you’re passionate about beating cancer and want to make steps towards supporting a cancer charity, then this is the trek for you. The Cancer Society believes that no one should face cancer alone, and seeks to provide support and guidance for people during the difficult process of having cancer.

You’ll enjoy an amazing adventure trip in New Zealand’s South Island, whilst also helping to beat cancer. The trip explores the beautiful Southern Alps of New Zealand starting in Christchurch – Mt Somers and then finishing up at the Rob Roy Glacier in Queenstown. In between, you’ll trek through the Mt Cook National Park, Sealy Tarns and Lake Ohau covering over 52km in 5 days.

On this adventure you’ll:

– Enjoy spectacular views down into the Mt Somers as you climb to the top

– Have a delightful picnic near the shores of the amazing turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo

– Hike up the famous steps (1800 of them) of Sealy Tarns

– Discover one of the South Islands hidden gems – Lake Ohau

– Enjoy a special hike on the last day up the Rob Roy Glacier

As well as having accommodation included in the travel fee, you’ll enjoy dinners and lunches as per the itinerary, water on trekking days, national park fees, and local trekking guides included in the challenge price.

There’s no doubt that it will be a tough challenge, but with the stunning natural landscapes and amazing routes that you’ll be trekking, it will be well worth the effort. Plus, you can feel good knowing that you’re changing the lives of those with cancer with every step!

Your commitment and fundraising for this trek will help to support all New Zealanders who suffer from cancer. The Cancer Society improves community wellbeing by reducing the incidence and impact of cancer. The funds you raise will help people with cancer get the support they need throughout their cancer journey.

Every cent that you raise counts, with $35 helping a Cancer Society nurse be there for a cancer patient with expert advice and support right throughout treatment all the way up to $168 which can help fund ground-breaking cancer research to help protect our children and grandchildren.

“The cancer journey is not easy, but your contribution will bring comfort and hope – extending a helping hand to people with cancer”.

Andrew Young, Chief Executive

For more information, get in touch to view a full itinerary and start your Southern Alps journey today!


6 - 10 October 2021


5 Day Trip
4 Day Challenge


3-Star Mountain Lodges & Cabins


Registration fee: NZ$590 (non-refundable)
Travel quote: NZ$2,899
Fundraising Target: $3,000

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Moderate difficulty

Want to learn more? Enter your details in the form to instantly receive your information pack.

Ready to register? Click on the Register Now button to secure your spot on the team.

Questions? Give us a call on 1300 905 188.

Due to current travel restrictions, this adventure is only open to New Zealand residents. The prices are quoted in NZD, but charged in AUD at the daily conversion rate to NZD. If you have any issues, please call our New Zealand hotline and we will register you over the phone.


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