Fiordland alerts

Updated: 26 February 2015

For your safety, every effort has been made to ensure that this information is correct. However you should contact the local DOC visitor centre for the latest updates.

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Fiordland National Park notes

  • Check current weather and track conditions at Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre before you go

Great Walks (season 28 October - 29 April 2015)

  • Bookings are required - book online
  • Get your tickets and check the latest track and weather conditions at the Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre prior to departure

Milford Track - fully booked until the end of April but check website for cancellations

Bookings for 2015/2016 season ( 27October 2015 - 27 April 2016) are now open online

  • Pest control operations took place on 21 October 2014 in the Clinton Valley (between Glade Wharf and Mackinnon Pass). Follow precautions indicated by signage until further notice. This is part of Battle for our Birds predator control programme, protecting our native wildlife from a rodent and stoat invasion. Get information about this operation 

Kepler Track - Spaces limited February, more availability March-April

Bookings for 2015/2016 season ( 27October 2015 - 27 April 2016) are now open online

Routeburn Track - Spaces limited February and March, more availability April

Bookings for 2015/2016 season ( 27October 2015 - 27 April 2016) are now open online

Major tracks

Hump Ridge Track

Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track Office
Phone: + 64 3 226 6739
Email: info@humpridgetrack.co.nz 

Manapouri Tracks

  • Expect tree falls on the Circle track and Lake Rakatu track

Hollyford Track

  • 3 wire bridge has been damaged by windfall and removed, at Mt Webb near Hokuri Hut. A temporary track is marked through the stream. In heavy rain this may become impassable
  • A big windfall on Little Homer Saddle, takes 20 minutes to get past
  • Pest control operation (part of Battle for our Birds) from the Pyke/Hollyford Junction to the Coast (lower Hollyford) took place on 5 November 2014. Follow precautions indicated by signage until further notice. This is part of predator control programme. Get information about this operation
  • Roving rangers present on the track for summer

Dusky Track

  • Backcountry experience required
  • Annual maintenance completed

Pyke Big Bay Route

  • Martins Bay end of route - safe walking is 2 hr either side of high tide. Walk along coast to Long Reef to meet Martins Bay Hut track
  • Annual marking and maintenance completed

George Sound Route

  • Backcountry experience required
  • Annual maintenance has been completed

Lake Monowai/ Borland

  • Some tree falls on all tracks
  • Some maintenance has been completed

Te Aroroa Trail

  • Closed from Princhester Road/SH94 to Mararoa Stationbridge,due to river erosion. Follow the road for 2.5 km

Day walks & other facilities

Milford/ Hollyford Road Area

Milford Road - conditions can change daily. Check the road status before leaving at the NZ Transport Agency website www.milfordroad.co.nz

Mavora Lakes

  • TOTAL FIRE BAN IN PLACE
  • 4WD track between Careys and Boundary huts is very difficult and not recommended
  • Rangers are present at the campsite for the summer season

Borland Road

  • Open

Fire Season in Fiordland: Restricted

Thank you for helping to protect our environment.

Didymo controls for Fiordland rivers

Biosecurity measures have been put in place for Fiordland National Park rivers to limit the spread of didymo, an introduced and invasive freshwater alga. Approved cleaning stations and control measures are operating. View didymo controls for Fiordland National Park which includes a map showing the control areas.

For further information about didymo and the control measures contact:

Report any hazards you see in the backcountry to the DOC conservation emergency hotline, phone 0800 DOC HOT (0800 362 468).


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Safety

Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

Contacts

The Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm daily.

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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