IntroductionExperience wild Fiordland on one of our best short walks - wander through red beech forest, enjoying glimpses of the birdlife of the Eglinton valley, Lake Gunn and the surrounding mountains. It's a good option for children.
Fitness required: Suitable for all fitnesses
This short loop takes you through a tranquil beech forest with many trees covered in moss and great views of Lake Gunn and the surrounding mountains. This area also has many tomtits, riflemen and other forest birds.
A short side path takes you out onto a stony beach. From here you get a good view of the mountains that surround Lake Gunn.
The walk is very popular throughout the year but isn’t as busy in the colder months. The track is near the popular Cascade Creek Campsite.
The walk begins from Cascade Creek carpark on Milford Road. The carpark is about 78 km from Te Anau.
Change in elevation: +/- 50 m
- Rapidly changing weather – this walk is in an alpine region.
- Wheelchair accessible toilets at the car park.
- Picnic table in the Cascade Creek Campsite near the track.
The Eglinton valley is a stronghold for New Zealand’s native birds: South Island robin/kakaruai, kākā, yellowhead/mohua as well as short-tailed bats and long-tailed bats.
|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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