Age: 36
Location: Canterbury
Specials: Multiday, Expeditions
Availability: All week
Max group size: 6
Instagram: @inkitane

About: Inky is a tribal bushman born on Piney Mountain whose blood flows with the Susquahannock River. He is a well-travelled explorer who has ventured deep into the Amazon and to the heights of the Andes.


A keen storyteller, Inki carries extensive knowledge of the ecology, geology as well as indigenous narratives of his beloved Southern Alps. A patient teacher, he is always happy to share his backcountry skills with others. If you're looking for an experience above and beyond just hiking, Inki is the Bushman to book. 

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What to wear

Hikes // You must ensure you are well prepared for any hike in New Zealand as weather can be a serious threat to those outside. Your Bushman will check your gear and decide on whether you have met the minimum requirements before heading out. For more on this,visit our FAQ here. You will be emailed an full itinerary upon the completion of your booking. 

Food to bring

Day Hikes // We recommend light snacks and energy food while out walking and full, protein heavy meals for your lunches and bigger breaks. For example, energy or protein/breakfast bars, "scroggin" or a bag of mixed nuts, wraps with perhaps white meats, heavy salads and sauce, or opt for just about any meal from Back Country Cuisine.

Multiday Day // Expanding on from above, we recommend something to chew away at while out. A good energy boost on hikes with hills could be Pascal's Jet Lollies - which are high in energy and quite light. For breakfast, try the small porridge satchels and coffee/tea satchels. Again, dinners can be covered in one swoop with the Back Country's selection. For more, visit our FAQ below.

// REVIEWS

Mark

Brisbane

“Wow!! Bushman Inki has so much crazy knowledge we’ve not even seen on TV! Was such good fun hiking some epic trails while navigating the weather. The hut we planned to get to was fully booked, but that didn’t stop our group. One hour in we’ve built this awesome shelter and fire. This was exactly what we wanted when we booked our trip NZ”

Mathild

Paris

“We picked a 2 day hike with Bushman Inki. It was quite bad weather but he kept us confident and safe when we were out in the open. We were warned plenty about the chance of bad weather but it was really interesting to watch how it can change which is what Inki pointed out. Even thought it was such hard work, we really miss the experience.”

 

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