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Vast tussock-covered ridgelines and spectacular alpine vistas contrast with peaceful lakeside and valley beech forest in this wilderness adventure.


  • Explore the fascinating Luxmore Caves

  • Take in alpine tussock grasslands and views of Lake Te Anau.

  • Walk to Iris Burn Falls

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Track overview

60 km loop

Walking and tramping

3-4 days Intermediate: Great Walk/Easier tramping track

Seasonal restrictions

In the Great Walks season (27 October 2015 - 27 April 2016):

  • Bookings are required for huts and campsites
  • Huts have gas cooking stoves and resident wardens

Outside the Great Walks season (28 April 2016 - 24 October 2016):

  • Facilities are greatly reduced
  • Avalanche risk exists
  • Experience is required
  • Bookings are not required - huts and campsites are first come, first served

Dog access

No dogs


About this track


Te Rua-o-te-moko / Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 3 249 7924
Address:   Fiordland National Park
Visitor Centre
Lakefront Drive
Te Anau 9600
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