Dusky Track
Image: Sarah Murray | DOC


This difficult tramping track between Lake Hauroko and Lake Manapouri offers huge lakes, gushing rivers, vast forested valleys and lots of mud for experienced and well equipped trampers.


  • It crosses three major valley systems and two mountain ranges.
  • Offers fantastic views over a vast Fiordland landscape.
  • Is difficult but rewarding.

84 km one way

Walking and tramping

8- 10 days Advanced: Tramping track

Seasonal restrictions

During winter, the track is often impassable and dangerous due to snow, ice and avalanches 

Dog access

No dogs

Your safety is your responsibility

Take the right gear to keep yourself safe on your tramp

Tell someone your plans using the Outdoors Intentions form including when to raise the alarm if you haven't returned.

Follow the Land Safety Code.


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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