A challenging tramping route from the Milford Road into the Falls Creek valley, surrounded by impressive Fiordland mountains.

Track overview

21 km return via same track

Walking and tramping

4 hr to bush edge, 6 - 8 hr to rock bivvy Expert: Route

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


This is a challenging tramping route.

From the carpark, a steep track heads up the leading spur on the true right bank of Falls Creek for about 45 minutes. From here on the gradient eases a little, and the open flats towards the head of the valley can be reached in about 2 hours. The route, now more challenging, continues further up the valley for another few hours to a rock bivvy.

At the head of the creek stand Mount Ngatimamoe and Mount Pyramid. 

Getting there

This track is reached from the Milford Road, Fiordland.

There is a small carpark by the Falls Creek bridge, just past the Hollyford Road turnoff, which is about 87 km along the Milford Road from Te Anau.

Know before you go

This is a route and may involve some boulder hopping and scrambling through scrub.

You will need above average fitness and high level backcountry (remote areas) skills and experience, including navigation and survival skills.


Te Rua-o-te-moko / Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 249 7924
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   Fiordland National Park
Visitor Centre
Lakefront Drive
Te Anau 9600
Postal Address:   PO Box 29
Te Anau 9640
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