Lake Marian Track
20 min return to falls, 3 hr return to lake
Stunning Lake Marian, Fiordland
From the Lake Marian carpark, cross the swingbridge and continue to the spectacular series of waterfalls (after 10 minutes).
From the falls, the track becomes steep and sometimes muddy during the ascent to Lake Marian (1.5 hours).
Lake Marian is an alpine lake in a hanging valley formed by glacial action, in one of the most beautiful settings in Fiordland. The lake is above the bush line and is surrounded by mountains with magnificent reflections if the weather is calm.
The track begins from the Lake Marian carpark which is on Hollyford Road, 1 km from the turn off.
To find the Hollyford Road, turn off from the Milford Road (State Highway 94) at Marian Corner, a few minutes towards Milford Sound from The Divide.
Marian Corner is about 87 km along the Milford Road from Te Anau.
Plan and prepare
Please do not walk around the lake edge during the snow/ avalanche season (winter and spring).
Beyond the waterfalls this is a tramping track so you will need good fitness and moderate to high level backcountry (remote areas) skills and experience, including navigation and survival skills.
Lake Marian Falls Track
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