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Join BACKPACKER magazine on a Trip to New Zealand

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New Zealand’s most famous walk has been thrilling hikers for more than 150 years and now is your chance to experience what is often referred to as ‘the finest walk in the world’. Join the BACKPACKER Trail Experience in New Zealand from March 27 – April 5, 2015. Over this 10-day trip you will get to know the very best of New Zealand. Hike the Milford Track, test (and keep) amazing new gear, and have the outdoor experience of a lifetime with BACKPACKER Ambassadors. Space is limited! Guarantee your spot by purchasing the trip below or enter the sweepstakes for the chance to win the trip for free.

Trip Inclusions

The BACKPACKER Trail Experience

Destination: Queenstown, Milford Track
Travel Dates: March 27 – April 5, 2015
Price: $4099* per person
Sale Ends: January 6, 2015

Click HERE to purchase a spot on the trip.


One lucky person will win this trip of a lifetime! Sign up below for the chance to win:

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Meet the BACKPACKER Ambassadors

New Zealand Contest Ambassadors Randy & Sheri Propster

Sheri and Randy Propster embody passion when it comes to getting out more. Randy and Sheri met as college freshman and have been working as a team ever since. At the completion of their collegiate athletic careers, the couple focused their passion on the outdoors. In 1999, Randy and Sheri took on the challenge of thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. The 222 days they spent hiking from Georgia to Maine confirmed their love for each other as well as their passion for the outdoor lifestyle. Read more about Sheri and Randy .

Meet The BACKPACKER Trail Experience Gear Partners

BACKPACKER partners with the world’s leading outdoor gear manufacturers. Enjoy an exclusive opportunity to put gear to the test with New Zealand’s landscape as the backdrop. And the great news? You get to keep the gear that you are testing, and share your feedback with BACKPACKER! The BACKPACKER Trail Experience gear partners will be updated regularly, so check back often for more info.

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*Terms & Conditions

Prices are quoted in USD and are ‘from’, per person. Accommodation is twin share in Queenstown and Multi-share on the walk. Must be booked by January 6, 2015. Airlines frequently change their prices as a result of fare increases and/or fuel surcharges. Prices are current at time of posting (9/7/14) and may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed. All pricing is strictly subject to availability. All prices, itineraries and routing are subject to change without notice. Please call for our current prices. CA CST: 2076233-40 | WA ID: 601 684 531. Air New Zealand Vacation Terms and Conditions

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