Borland Nature Walk

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Introduction

This easy loop track in Fiordland forest in Monowai is suitable for families.

Track overview

2.2km loop

Walking and tramping

40 min return Easy: Walking track

Dog access

No dogs

About this track

Description

This is an easy walking track, offering a loop track and self guiding brochure - a great activity for families. The track is wheelchair accessible until the bridge.

From the Borland Lodge head towards the Borland Road gate, where you will find signs for the start of the walk.

The walk leads through gentle Fiordland forest with a variety of plant types, quite a few small bush birds and a picturesque creek.

Getting there

This walk starts from Borland Lodge (Borland Road), in Monowai, Fiordland.

Lake Monowai and the Borland Road are located about 67 km from Te Anau (1 hour), and 120 km from Invercargill (1 hour 45 min) and can be accessed via the Southern Scenic Route.

From Te Anau

Drive south via the Te Anau-Mossburn Highway and onto the Blackmount-Redcliff Rd. After 55 km (about 40 min), turn right into Lake Monowai Rd just north of the Blackmount School. Follow signs to Borland Lodge or Lake Monowai (both reached after about 20 min).

From Invercargill

Drive 77 km to Clifden (65 min) then head north on the Clifden-Blackmount Rd (25 km, 20 min) until turning left into the Lake Monowai Rd, just north of the Blackmount School.  Follow signs to Borland Lodge or Lake Monowai (both reached after about 20 min).

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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