From The Divide carpark follow the Routeburn Track through silver beech forest to the Key Summit Track turn off.
Detour to Key Summit (1–1 hr 30 min return) otherwise it's a short descent to pretty Lake Howdon and Lake Howden.
Note: Lake Howden Hut is permanently closed. It was damaged in a storm in early 2020.
This walk begins at The Divide, about 85 km along the Milford Road from Te Anau.
|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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From November to April, weave through meadows, reflective tarns and alpine gardens, and be rewarded with spectacular vistas over vast mountain ranges and valleys. From May to October, it can be cold and wet, with ice, snow and short daylight hours - only attempt if you have alpine, navigation and river crossing skills.
These interesting short and overnight walks are great options for getting outdoors with children.