Stockyard Cove Track, great for families
Two tracks lead from the head of the cove.
The first heads west to West Beach where there are rewarding views of Lake Manapouri.
The second passes through ancient podocarp forest, climbing briefly until reaching the high bluff waterfalls and then descending through mountain beech forest to the lake edge. This track is also known as the Waterfall Track.
It is advisable to return to Stockyard Cove following the same track as the foreshore is rocky, slippery and parts of it can be underwater if the lake level is high.
This track starts and finishes at Stockyard Cove at the western entrance to Hope Arm, on Lake Manapouri, Fiordland.
To get to the start of the track you can travel by water taxi, private boat or kayak. See Transport Services in Fiordland for options.
To get to Manapouri from Te Anau (21 km, 20 minutes drive), follow the Manapouri - Te Anau Highway.
The wharf at Pearl Harbour is 500 m past the shops on Waiau St, and the carpark is accessed from View St (left turn south of shops).
Know before you go
Sandflies are plentiful so we recommend repellent!