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 

Stay safe in the outdoors

  1. Choose the right trip for you. Learn about the route and make sure you have the skills for it.
  2. Understand the weather. Check weather forecasts
  3. Pack warm clothes and extra food. Check gear lists
  4. Share your plans and take ways to get help. Share directly or use the Outdoor Intentions form or Plan My Walk. Take a distress beacon. 
  5. Take care of yourself and each other.


Te Rua-o-te-moko/Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 249 7924
Email fiordlandvc@doc.govt.nz
Address Lakefront Drive
Te Anau 9600
Hours Visitor centre hours and services


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