Ed Hillary’s Backyard NZ

July 1, 2021 - July 15, 2021


Trip Highlights


Announcing AHF’s unique Ed Hillary’s backyard tour of New Zealand with Peter Hillary

June/July/August 2021 (dates reliant on Trans Tasman bubble).

This truly outstanding trip is personally devised and led by Sir Edmund Hillary’s son Peter. Featuring Ed’s “first decent mountain” (seeing it, not climbing it!), homes, heritage, family and friends, and a stunning array of natural and cultural sites of NZ.

This trip will be full of wonderful experiences, including:

  • Personal family insights and memories shared by Peter and other family members and friends of Ed
  • Conservation projects, national parks, and cultural and natural heritage sites
  • High country sheep stations, trail walks and a mountain gondola trip
  • Wineries and optional activities such as other special mountain flights and fly fishing.

Ed Hillary’s Legacy


Sir Edmund Hillary’s humanitarian work and legacy in the Himalaya are legendary. The Australian Himalayan Foundation is proud to continue with our vital work inspired by and carrying on that legacy.

Peter Hillary, two-time Everest summiteer, adventurer and trip guide, is a Founding Director of the Australian Himalayan Foundation and will be joined by AHF Chairman Simon Balderstone AM, also an experienced trip leader and guide.



The cost of the trip is estimated to be AUD $8-9,000. There will also be a $5,000 donation (tax-deductible) to the Australian Himalayan Foundation.


  • All accommodation (twin-share) and breakfasts;
  • Transport in NZ;
  • Welcome dinner;
  • Farewell dinner

The price excludes international airfares. This trip is planned for June/July/August 2021 – exact dates and the final costs and itineraries will be determined when the lifting of Trans-Tasman travel restrictions is announced.

Expressions of Interest

We invite you to submit an ‘Expression of Interest’ now for this truly unique 15-day journey,  and we’ll contact you with
more details.

Email us at [email protected]