Fiordland region

Dusky Track, Fiordland. Photo: Sarah Murray.

Dusky Track, Fiordland

Fiordland region map.

A challenging adventure in the wilds

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).

Alert/Important notice

 Current conditions

  • Expect tree falls
  • Snow conditions, avalanche hazard possible on high passes
  • Most of the annual maintenance has been completed. The section from West Arm to Upper Spey has not been completed yet
  • Tramping trackTramping track


    8- 10 days


    84 km

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    Check, Clean, Dry between waterways and stop the spread of didymo.

    Didymo controls in Fiordland National Park


    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

    Alerts for Fiordland places


    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
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