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Introduction

The ultimate alpine adventure, weaving through meadows, alpine gardens and ice-carved valleys below the peaks of the Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana.

Highlights

  • Walk to Key Summit to view a stunning alpine wetland
  • Spot the endangered mōhua (yellowhead) bird
  • A short trip from bustling Queenstown

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Bookings for the period 27 October 2015 – 27 April 2016 are now open.

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Track overview

32 km one way

Walking and tramping

2-4 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 (30 April 2015 - 26 October 2015):

  • Facilities, including bridges, are greatly reduced
  • Flood and avalanche risks exist
  • Experience is required
  • Bookings are not required - huts and campsites are first come, first served

Dog access

No dogs

Brochures

About this track

Contacts

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
Email:   fiordlandvc@doc.govt.nz
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Whakatipu-wai-Māori / Queenstown Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 3 442 7935
Address:   50 Stanley Street
Queenstown
9300
Email:   queenstownvc@doc.govt.nz
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