Lake Gunn to Falls Creek.

  • 1 – 2 days one way
  • Hard

A challenging day trip or overnight trip in Fiordland.

Key information
Walking time
1 – 2 days
8 hr – 10 hr
Distance
8.0km
Type
One way
One way
Grade
Hard
Bush Bashing around Lake Gunn, a steep climb upto the hanging valley of Melita Creek and a very steep descent into Falls Creek. Grades explained
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
At the Head of Lake Gunn, the Milford end of the lake.
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Ends
Christie Falls, the one lane bridge on the Milford Road
Maps
NZTopo50-CB09
Altitude
500m – 1,309m
Altitude change 809m

This trip starts at the head of Lake Gunn, it is a hard bush bash all the way to the mouth of Melita Stream, then climb up the true right of the Melita Falls and up into the hanging valley of Melita Stream once you reach the open valley follow the stream all the way to the head of the valley and climb up the small saddle, from the saddle it is a very steep descent into Falls Creek, be careful not to get bluffed out when heading down to the valley, the only tracked part of this trip is the track in Falls Creek.

Camping Options:

At the start of your trip there is a DOC campsite next to Lake Gunn so this would be a great place to camp the night before your trip.

At the mouth of Melita Stream there is a nice spot for a tent or two and you could camp on the saddle (1309) or in the head of Melita Stream or in the head of Falls Creek.

Map
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ID 3623

About this track

Added 9 April 2009 by diceydicey. 4 revisions, most recently 12 April 2009 by diceydicey.
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