Mackinnon Pass.
Image: John Strother | ©

Introduction

From late October to April, experience 'the finest walk in the world' - along valleys carved by glaciers, through ancient rainforests and past cascading waterfalls. From May to late October, it can be cold and wet, with ice, snow and short daylight hours - only go if you have alpine, river crossing and navigation skills.

Highlights

Huts: Very busy, limited availability this season

53.5 km one way

Seasonal restrictions

In the Great Walks season (27 October 2020 – 30 April 2021):

Best time to walk the track - there are more facilities and fewer hazards. Bookings are required for huts and transport.

Outside the Great Walks season (1 May 2021 – 26 October 2021):

Walking the track should only be attempted by fit, experienced and well-equipped people - facilities are greatly reduced and there are additional hazards.

Dog access

No dogs

Video

Brochures

Contacts

Te Rua-o-te-moko / Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 249 7924
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   fiordlandvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Fiordland National Park
Visitor Centre
Lakefront Drive
Te Anau 9600
Postal Address:   PO Box 29
Te Anau 9640
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