Dusky Track, Fiordland
The Dusky Track is a difficult, but rewarding 84 km tramping track through Fiordland National Park.
It takes 8 -10 days to complete and links stunning Lake Hauroko with Lake Manapouri. It also offers a two day optional detour to Supper Cove in Dusky Sound.
For fit and experienced trampers only, this track offers a real backcountry adventure in a wild and beautiful place.
The track crosses three major valley systems and two mountain ranges, with fantastic views over a vast Fiordland landscape.
View the Dusky Track brochure (PDF, 4,714K).
Expect tree falls and storm damage. Snow conditions, avalanche hazard possible on high passes.
Read about the highlights of the Dusky Track, its wildly beautiful scenery and adventurous track.
Find out what the Dusky Track is like and read a description of the route.
On your Dusky Track adventure, you can stay in any of the 8 backcountry huts provided by DOC.
Read important information for your Dusky Track experience, including how to get there, weather and safety information.
Explore remote, beautiful Fiordland from dramatic Milford Sound to the islands and inlets of Doubtful and Dusky Sounds and Preservation Inlet. Enjoy fishing, hunting, tramping the Dusky Track or diving in marine reserves.
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