Route Outline: Teal Bay Route

Teal Bay Route
Track 2 – 4 days. Medium. One way.
Linking Te Wae Wae Bay on the South Island's southern coastline with New Zealand's deepest lake, the Teal Bay Route (the original "Hump Track") offers views across the southern glacial lakes.

Track grades

Unusually smooth, well-marked track, easy gradients. Up to about 4 hours per day.
Typical lowland track. Generally easy walking and well marked. Ascents of up to 1000m. Some easy river crossings, unmarked travel along rivers.
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.
Navigation and snow skills (use of ice axe and crampons) required. Glaciers, exposure to falls.
Rough or non-existent tracks. Following ridges, bush spurs, and rivers. Steep ascents, arduous travel, hazardous conditions, snow and navigation skills essential.