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Cater for all ages & life phases

Primal Adventures caters for all ages in all different life phases. There seems to be a way that anyone who seeks outdoor adventure can join in on a trip whether it is alone, with a partner or taking a child or two. The guides are very positive and relaxed which certainly helps during the most challenging moments. Thank you for providing such a great community service. 

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Break away from city life

This was the most incredible way to get in touch with nature and truly break away from city life. By day 3 I felt completely relaxed, loved the quietness of the experience. Focusing on each step and the beautiful scenery helped clear away any worries I had from day to day life. Helen is an inspiration and a great leader, ensuring everyone is happy and she adjusted routes based on each individual’s preferences / capabilities. She made sure everyone had a great experience and she has an incredible energy – able to uplift the whole group throughout the trek. Jake taught us navigation skills and he was also great with maintaining a positive energy for the adventure. Especially excellent with the kids and he made the best morning coffees! Helen and Jake created a life-changing experience for us and I am forever grateful for that.

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Way beyond my expectations

The trip literally brought me to tears…I stood on the beach with the emotion of the place and time and released the tension within. It was way beyond my expectations – it was fun, challenging, invigorating. The guides helped me feel loving embrace of mother earth, to be more connected to the land, and above all reconnect with feeling and acting respectfully. Thanks for the experience of a lifetime!

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I feel invigorated and inspired!

I truly feel that this adventure delivered what it promised – a real challenge, a special time to reflect in beautiful surroundings, reconnect with family, and create new bonds. I feel invigorated and inspired! I cannot praise highly enough guides Helen and Jake for their care and encouragement.

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Surpassed expectations

The Aoraki Mt Cook adventure surpassed my expectations. We had wonderful experienced guides. It tested my limits of endurance and pushed my comfort zone in rock climbing, walking on ice glaciers to exploring an ice cave. Great value for money spent and all transfers and food was included so no effort on my part to organise. Thank you 

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Amazing experience

Without shadow of doubt, this trip was incredible. It was physically achievable but incredibly challenging. It required intense mental concentration at times, yet in that, was profoundly relaxing. This is 5 days of extraordinary….a welcome change from the often ordinary of our everyday life. Primal Adventures….you delivered one hell of an amazing experience. I will be back for more….for sure!! 

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I’ll be back for another adventure!

What an amazing adventure! It was beyond all expectations. Challenging and at times technically and physically difficult but I always felt safe. Such a professional operation. I’ll be back for another adventure! 

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Adventure on a new level

Wow. What a real adventure that was! Surrounded by the gnarley sounds of cracking glacial ice, the gorgeous beauty of nature in its raw elementary form and calming beauty in every direction. The Mt Cook experience was better than any therapy session I’ve been exposed to. Adventure on a new level. Thanks to Primal Adventures for an unforgettable weekend on the high passes and mountains of NZ. 

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More than I hoped for

I feel blessed to have experienced this incredible trip with an amazing bunch of strong women. Primal Adventures brought together our group of 8.. on a trip that was life changing. Over the three days we learnt so much, about ourselves and about the mountains and about mountaineering. Each day was filled with wonder, breathtaking views, inspiration, great camaraderie and new challenges. I had two key objectives for signing up for this trip. Firstly wanting to challenge my fear of heights and secondly and more importantly to experience entry level mountaineering, hiking on a glacier, using crampons and an ice axe and hiking in a remote area I could not access on my own. I will be forever grateful to Primal Adventures for delivering on both. The Mount Cook trip was both everything I expected and more than I had hoped for at the same time. 

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Above and beyond

Helen and Jake went above and beyond guiding and looking after us and everyone’s needs throughout the whole trip

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