Introduction

This is an easy walk to a pretty urban park in a peaceful setting, with a fishing lake for children and a mountain biking track.

Track overview

1 km return via same track

Walking and tramping

15 min Easy: Walking track

Dog access

Dogs on a leash only

About this track

Description

From Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre walk south about 1 km around the edge of Lake Te Anau, then cross the road to Ivon Wilson Recreation Reserve.

This is a 35 ha reserve, planted with native and exotic trees and managed by Southland District Council.

There are several paths leading to picturesque Lake Henry, which is stocked with rainbow and brown trout as a children’s fishery.

Fishing licences for children (free) are available from the Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre.

There is also a mountain bike track located in the reserve, and it is a good park for walking your dog.

Toilets are available near the entrance.

Getting there

This walk starts from the Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre on Lakefront Drive, Te Anau.

Colourful trees.
Pleasant walking in Ivon Wilson park

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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