Places to climb in Fiordland
The Darran Mountains provide the greatest climbing challenge in the Fiordland area.
The most popular access is via the upper Hollyford Valley just off the Milford Road, south-east of the Homer Tunnel. Accommodation is available at the Homer Hut (NZ Alpine Club website).
Borland Road has an easily accessible rock climbing area commonly used by outdoor education groups.
Access is off the Borland Road, approximately 5 km from Borland Lodge (Borland Lodge Adventure and Education Trust website) where there is accommodation available.
Freestone Hill is a rock climbing area near Manapouri (but outside Fiordland National Park).
Permission from the landowners is required – Wendy and Cam McDonald, ph: +64 3 249 6614.
Further information is available in Moir's Guide South edited by Robin McNeill.
Contacts for climbing in Fiordland
NZ Alpine Club - Southern section
Ph: +64 3 214 4508 or + 64 21 516 366
Ph: +64 3 217 6727