This is a difficult tramping track.
From the 'Earl Mountain Tracks' sign, the track leads to a walk wire over the Eglinton River about 10 minutes from the carpark.
After the walk wire follow the track sign pointing to Hut Creek.
After a river crossing (of Mistake Creek), the track leads up the true left of Hut Creek until a clearing after 1.5 hours, where you cross the river to the true right bank.
Follow the track until it emerges from the bush onto the open river flats.
For experienced trampers, this track can be combined as an overnight trip with the Mistake Creek Track.
This track begins from the Milford Road, Fiordland, about 71 km north from Te Anau.
There is a small carpark area on the western side of the road, with a DOC track sign saying ‘Earl Mountain tracks’.
This is a tramping track so you will need good fitness and moderate to high level backcountry (remote areas) skills and experience, including navigation and survival skills.
River crossing skills are also required. Note that in heavy rain these rivers can run very fast and high and require extreme caution – do not attempt crossing until the water levels drop.
|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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