Mount Titiroa is the iconic 1,715 metre summit at the heart of Fiordland National Park. The peak gleams like a pyramid across Fiordland; its summit is covered in amazing wind-sculpted white granite boulders, quartz sand beaches and unique alpine plants. It is a mecca for walkers due to the stunning panoramic views from the top. However, few people make it here on foot; it takes three days to summit and descend on our Mount Titiroa Summit expedition because there is no marked track and its lower half is cloaked in ancient forest.
Get there the quick way
We don't use helcopters for any old reason; but getting to the summit of Titiroa seems a marvellous reason to us, particularly if it helps us save our mountain parrots (see below). If you can't afford the time to join our three-day summit expedition, you can alternately join our Titiroa heli-hike in the safe hands of our partner helicopter company Fiordland Helicopters. This gives you two magical helicopter rides across Lake Te Anau and Lake Manapouri, and an awesome day exploring the summit of Titiroa.
A 9am helicopter flight to Mount Titiroa summit, a day exploring the summit and walking down the north east ridge with a qualified wilderness guide, a gourmet packed lunch, snacks and drinks, and a helicopter flight off the lower flanks of the peak at 5pm. For images of Titiroa, see our Titiroa gallery.
What to bring
Wear hiking boots/shoes and quick-dry trousers. Bring a day bag with a filled water bottle, sun screen, warm jumper, hat and waterproof coat. (If you are missing an item, let us know and we can provide it for you.)
A peak for parrots
Ten percent of profits made from this trip goes to the Kea Conservation Trust. The kea is our highly-intelligent, mountain parrot, once common but now under threat of extinction due to introduced predators such as stoats and possums. Kea are so clever they use sticks as tools, but they nest on the ground and are unable to defend themselves against bird-eating mammals. Your trip funds trapping programmes to reduce stoat and possum populations, and transmitters which are attached to kea so the trust can monitor where the birds are nesting, and then protect those areas through predator trapping.
Price is dependent on numbers. Drop us a line to discuss or call us on 0064 +3 249 9312.