Lake Harris
Image: Keri Moyle | ©

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Introduction

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.

Bookings are not yet open for the 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2025 season. Check back here regularly for updates. We will give a minimum of two weeks' notice. 

33 km one way

Seasonal restrictions

In the Great Walks season (1 November 2023 – 30 April 2024)

Best time to walk the track - there are more facilities and fewer hazards. Bookings are required for huts and campsites.

Outside the Great Walks season (1 May 2024 – 28 October 2024)

Only walk at this time if you are fit, experienced and well equipped - facilities are greatly reduced and there are additional hazards.

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Stay safe in the outdoors

  1. Choose the right trip for you. Learn about the route and make sure you have the skills for it.
  2. Understand the weather. Check weather forecasts
  3. Pack warm clothes and extra food. Check gear lists
  4. Share your plans and take ways to get help. Share directly or use the Outdoor Intentions form or Plan My Walk. Take a distress beacon. 
  5. Take care of yourself and each other.

Contacts

Te Rua-o-te-moko / Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 249 7924
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   fiordlandvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Fiordland National Park
Visitor Centre
Lakefront Drive
Te Anau 9600
Postal Address:   PO Box 29
Te Anau 9640
Whakatipu-wai-Māori / Queenstown Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 442 7935
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   queenstownvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   50 Stanley Street
Queenstown
9300
Postal Address:   PO Box 811
Queenstown 9348
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