Tracks

Fiordland National Park

Routeburn Track
Routeburn Track
Track 2 – 4 days. Easy/medium. One way.
An internationally renowned and popular alpine crossing between Fiordland and Lake Wakatipu.
Kepler Track
Kepler Track
Track 3 – 4 days. Easy/medium. Loop track.
Popular loop track providing access to the mountains around Lake Te Anau.
Milford Track
Milford Track
Track 4 days. Easy/medium. One way.
The Milford Track is an alpine journey through Fiordland National Park, and New Zealand's most renowned walking track, visited by approximately 6 500 walkers during the Summer Season each year. Alm...
Five Passes
Five Passes
Track 6 – 7 days. Medium/hard. Loop track.
A classic trip starting and finishing at the Routeburn road. The five passes are; Sugarloaf pass, Park pass, Cow saddle, Fiery col, Fohn saddle. There are tracks in parts of the Rock Burn and B...
Lake Marian
Lake Marian
Track Easy/medium. Return via same track.
Short walk from the Hollyford Road up to a hanging valley and lake in the Darran Mountains.
Dusky Track
Dusky Track
Track 8 – 10 days. Medium. One way.
This journey explores the glacial valleys and mountains of Fiordland from Lake Hauroko to Lake Manapouri, visiting Dusky Sound along the way.
George Sound Track
George Sound Track
Track 2 – 3 days. Hard. One way.
Remote travel over a lake and along an historic track to the sea.
Greenstone / Caples Tracks
Greenstone / Caples Tracks
Track 4 days. Easy/medium. Loop track.
The Greenstone and Caples Tracks are often linked together to form a circuit from the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Long valleys and good huts.
Hidden Lakes
Track 1 day. Easy. Return by the same track.
Short walk past a series of lakes. Water access only.
Hump Ridge Track
Hump Ridge Track
Track 3 days. Easy/medium. Loop track.
The Hump Ridge Track links the Waitutu coastline west of Invercargill with the subalpine landscape of the Hump Ridge. Historic buildings and viaducts.
Hollyford Track
Hollyford Track
Track 4 days. Medium. One way.
The Hollyford Track is a classic lowland Fiordland route from the Hollyford Road out to the coast at Martins Bay.
Manapouri Circle Track
Manapouri Circle Track
Track Easy/medium. Loop track.
Track goes through beech forest and along the Manapouri Lake and Waiau River. The track is well marked and cleared in spring by DOC.
Shallow Bay
Track 0 – 2 days. Easy. Return by the same track.
Short and easy day or overnight walk to a hut just off the Kepler Track.
Falls Creek
Track 1 – 2 days. Medium. Return by the same track.
Day or overnight trip to a choice of two rock bivvies off the Milford Road.
U Pass
U Pass
Track 1 – 2 days. Medium. Loop track.
A short loop track in the Earl Mountains.
Pyke - Big Bay Route
Pyke - Big Bay Route
Track 3 – 4 days. Hard. One way.
A more challenging extension to the Hollyford Track following old roads, rivers, lake edges, and beaches.
Mitre Peak
Mitre Peak
Track 1 – 2 days. Hard. Return via same track.
Spectacular views of Milford Sound from an iconic peak.
Green Lake / Lake Monowai Circuit
Green Lake / Lake Monowai Circuit
Track 3 – 5 days. Medium. Loop track.
This is a 3 to 5 day circuit from the Lake Monowai roadend to Green Lake and the western end of Lake Monowai. The circuit take in the shores of both lakes as well as climbing to the tops north of ...
Key Summit
Key Summit
Track Easy. Return via same track.
Short, easy walk at the start of the Routeburn Track to a low summit. Panoramic views of the Greenstone, Hollyford, and Eglinton Valleys, and the snowy Darran, Ailsa, and Livingstone Ranges.

Track grades

Easy
Unusually smooth, well-marked track, easy gradients. Up to about 4 hours per day.
Easy-medium
Typical lowland track. Generally easy walking and well marked. Ascents of up to 1000m. Some easy river crossings, unmarked travel along rivers.
Medium
Typical tops track. Experienced trampers only. Rough, muddy and poorly marked or unmarked. Ascents of up to 2000m. River crossings, open tops, passes. Up to about 8 hours per day.
Medium-hard
Navigation and snow skills (use of ice axe and crampons) required. Glaciers, exposure to falls.
Hard
Rough or non-existent tracks. Following ridges, bush spurs, and rivers. Steep ascents, arduous travel, hazardous conditions, snow and navigation skills essential.