Mackinnon Pass.
Image: John Strother | ©

Introduction

From late October to April, experience 'the finest walk in the world' - along valleys carved by glaciers, through ancient rainforests and past cascading waterfalls. From May to late October, it can be cold and wet, with ice, snow and short daylight hours - only go if you have alpine, river crossing and navigation skills.

Highlights

Bookings are open for the 2022/23 season. 

53.5 km one way

Seasonal restrictions

In the Great Walks season (25 October 2022 – 30 April 2023, last departure 28 April 2023):

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

Outside the Great Walks season (1 May 2022 – 24 October 2022):

Walking the track should only be attempted by fit, experienced and well-equipped people - facilities are greatly reduced and there are additional hazards.

Dog access

No dogs

Your safety is your responsibility

Take the right gear to keep yourself safe on your tramp

Tell someone your plans using the Outdoors Intentions form including when to raise the alarm if you haven't returned.

Follow the Land Safety Code.

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
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