Located in the Fiordland region in the southwest of the South Island, this well-marked trail showcases many landscapes; the lakes of Te Anau and Manapouri, with their stunning beech forested shorelines, rocky mountainous ridges, rivers and wetlands and deep gorges. It is a 60 km loop that is graded as intermediate and the best time to hike it is from late October to the end of April. Outside of these months the track should only be attempted by experienced and well equipped hikers; facilities are greatly reduced and ice and snow are often encountered, plus daylight hours are shorter.
The trail has huts and campsites along the way, but booking will be required beforehand; this is a popular hike. Please visit here
for more information.
Dogs are not allowed on the trail. Total ascent is just over 2000m and it will take between 4 days to complete although caution is advised on trail times as this depends on multiple variables. For more info, click here
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