Mount Titiroa (1,715 metres) is an iconic Fiordland peak towering above surrounding mountain wilderness in the south of the national park, famed for its unlikely sandy beaches and rock formations on the summit. It is conquered by only a few lucky people each year, for the simple reason there are no tracks up it; you have to bash the bush. Conquer the mountain safely with us on our three day, guided wild-camp expedition to this unique summit.
You can see Mount Titiroa from Te Anau if you look south. The peak is a geological marvel that often looks like it's got snow on top even in the middle of summer. Its amazing white granite stone boulders and sandy beaches bizarrely coat the summit and glitter in the sunlight for miles around.
Mount Titiroa is the ultimate bush bash expedition, combining all our favourite elements - a boat ride to wilderness accessible by no other means; a remote backcountry valley; a bush bash through forest to access the top of the treeline; wild camping at the top of the treeline; and rock moonscapes and ridge walking with extensive views across Fiordland's mountain ranges.
There's no denying this expedition is a personal challenge for many; but the rewards don't get better than this.
What is included in your trip price
Three full-on, off-piste, days in a remote region of Fiordland National Park climaxing with the summit of Titiroa. We provide lead guide and co-guide, modern, lightweight camping equipment for two nights, all meals (three breakfasts, three lunches, two tramping dinners, one pie and chips end-of-trip celebratory restaurant supper), Department of Conservation fees to join a guided trip in this remote area, emergency rescue and first aid equipment, road transport to and from Te Anau in our modern vehicle.
Ten per cent of the price of your trip goes to the Kea Conservation Trust, our partner charity. The charity works hard to protect kea, the most intelligent parrot in the world, now sadly endangered. You have a fair chance of seeing kea however on this expedition.
You don't need mountaineering experience and the trip doesn't take you on narrow ridges or require rope work. But you do need to be fit and prepared to follow the guide's instructions and walk up hill for significant amounts of time with a moderately laden pack. However, we provide advice on loading your pack correctly and minimising weight and we don't rush. You won't be carrying a laden pack for the second day, when most of our gear is left at our base camp so you have a light load when summitting. You need sensible clothing and boots (see our kit list for more information) and anything you don't have we can rent or sell to you at your pre-trip briefing.
Limited availability - book ahead!
Due to its remote location and alpine sections, this trip runs in summer only (December, January, February and March). As group sizes are small and the numbers of trips we can run are limited for environmental reasons, it is crucial to book ahead.
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Weather note: Like all our wilderness trips, the route of this trip is subject to change depending on weather and environmental considerations. In some weather conditions, it may be appropriate for us to choose a different route in Fiordland to give you the best possible experience.