Introduction

This pleasant, short walking track leads through beech forest to a lookout at Lake Monowai, Fiordland.

Track overview

1 km loop

Walking and tramping

30 min return Easiest: Short walk

Dog access

No dogs

About this track

Description

This pleasant, short walking track leads from the carpark at Lake Monowai, through mature beech forest to a rest area overlooking the lower reaches of the lake.

A nice, easy walk for families, with opportunities for picnics and water activities.

Getting there

This track starts at the Lake Monowai carpark in Monowai, Southland.

Lake Monowai and the Borland Road are located about 67 km from Te Anau (1 hour), and 120 km from Invercargill (1 hour 45 min) and can be accessed via the Southern Scenic Route.

From Te Anau

Drive south via the Te Anau-Mossburn Highway and onto the Blackmount-Redcliff Rd.

After 55 km (about 40 min), turn right into Lake Monowai Rd just north of the Blackmount School.

Follow signs to Borland Lodge or Lake Monowai (both reached after about 20 min).

From Invercargill

Drive 77 km to Clifden (65 min) then head north on the Clifden-Blackmount Rd (25 km, 20 min) until turning left into the Lake Monowai Rd, just north of the Blackmount School. 

Follow signs to Borland Lodge or Lake Monowai (both reached after about 20 min).

Contacts

Te Rua-o-te-moko / Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 249 7924
Email:   fiordlandvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Fiordland National Park
Visitor Centre
Lakefront Drive
Te Anau 9600
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