East Eglinton Track
Located in Fiordland National Park and Milford Road/Milford Sound area in the Fiordland region
IntroductionThis challenging tramping route leads from the Milford Road, up the East Eglinton river valley through beech forest.
This is a challenging tramping route.
From the ‘East Branch’ sign on the Milford Road, the route heads up the true right river bank.
After about 2 hours you reach the river forks, where the East Branch meets the Annear Creek.
After this point the route crosses to the true left and continues to the flats in the upper valley (6 hours away) and beyond, for experienced trampers.
This route begins from the Milford Road, Fiordland, about 55 km north from Te Anau.
Near the East Eglinton road bridge, a sign on the roadside says ‘East Branch’ and marks the start of the route.
This is a route so you will need above average fitness and high level backcountry (remote areas) skills and experience, including navigation and survival skills.
River crossing skills also required.
Stay safe in the outdoors
- Take the right gear for your trip: Walking and tramping gear lists.
- Tell a trusted person your plans and when to raise the alarm if you haven’t returned. Send them the information directly, or use the Outdoor Intentions form or Plan My Walk.
- Follow the five essential steps of the Land Safety Code.
|Te Rua-o-te-moko / Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre|
|Phone:||+64 3 249 7924|
|Fax:||+64 4 471 1117|
Fiordland National Park
Te Anau 9600
PO Box 29
Te Anau 9640
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