Earland Falls Routeburn Track

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This is a fabulous, easy day walk on the Routeburn Track (a Great Walk), leading to the beautiful Earland Falls with plenty of mountain and valley views along the way.

Track overview

7.5 km return via same track

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


This is part of the Routeburn Track (a Great Walk). For information about all sections of the track, see Routeburn Track description.

From The Divide carpark follow the Routeburn Track to Howden Hut (1.5 hours).

From here take the track to Mackenzie Hut – the falls are halfway between Howden and Mackenzie Huts. Clearings give excellent views of the Hollyford Valley.

The Earland Falls are 174 m high and originate from Lake Roberts.

Return the same way back to The Divide.

Getting there

This walk begins at The Divide, about 85 km along the Milford Road from Te Anau (1.5 hours drive).

The walk follows and returns along the Routeburn Track.

Know before you go

Note that to stay on the Routeburn Track, hut bookings are required


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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