Explore the most popular hiking trails near Glenorchy with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
3 days ago

The peaceful views of the lake at the end make everything worth it! Fairly steep uphill trek on slippery wet rocks until you get to the lake, then back down those same slippery wet rocks. Take your time and watch your footing and you’ll be fine! There are a lot of side trails that weave in and out of the main one, they all lead to the same place and offer more scenery than sticking to the same trail each way.

hiking
5 days ago

Great track.
BUT it is no where near Glenorchy.
You drive 1 hour from Te Anau to the lower Hollyford Road where you find the start of this trail. The first 10 mins are gentle under foot and easy for most folks to enjoy. The remainder of the track is rough, steep and tricky in a few places. It makes for a good walk though. Beautiful scenery along the way.

walking
5 days ago

Truly amazing thing to see. Water is amazing!! Very short & easy walk. Worth a stop.

Great hike, worth everything once you get to the serenity and beauty of the lake.

16 days ago

A rainy day and I had the trail all to myself. Great views and well marked. Steady incline but not difficult.

backpacking
2 months ago

Well graded, some nice views, particularly from McKellar saddle.

Awesome trail in the middle of fjordland National Park. The peace at lake Marian is awesome!

3 months ago

Great hike with an amazing view at the lake. It’s basically a climb the whole way until the last 5-10 minutes when you descend into the lake.

hiking
5 months ago

Very remote and diverse!

hiking
8 months ago

A very nice easy hike through a pretty forest to this serene and beautiful alpine lake. Do not expect any views until you get to the lake :). Walking by the roaring waters of The Gantry is impressive, but it’s not a water fall as some descriptions suggest. Enjoy!

Leila walk the Whole way to summit

9 months ago

Love this hike a true kiwi trail

Short easy walk to a very cool place

Nice small trek with a perfect view from the top ! The lac Marian is awesome from there

walking
Thursday, November 09, 2017

The Chasm Path is a well-maintained gravel walkway through lush green forest to a series of bridges overlooking the Cleddau River with its powerful waterfalls and smooth round potholes carved by the swirling water. Only a few miles from Milford Sound and just off the main Milford Road, this is a short but worthwhile stroll.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Did the hike in and back as a loop. Lots of seals!

Pick the best weather day and get up there! It offers completely stunning 360 deg views and lovely green healthy vegetation the whole way up.

I hiked this trek on a cloudy, rainy day in late-January. The Milford Sound area had seen only one sunny day in two months, so I wasn't alone in my wet experience. The path is mostly a steady ascent of switchbacks amongst lush green, with a couple waterfalls near the base, and ending at a guided nature walk. There's a sign at the summit with a photo of the surrounding view, which gave me a glimpse at what I could have been seeing behind the clouds. Looks amazing; wish I could have seen it live! Nice trek, but do know that you'll be disappointed in a (lack of) vista reward if the weather isn't in your favor.

Loved this hike when we did it about three years ago in the spring. There are two lakes at the top that perfectly reflected the snow-capped peaks around Key Summit.

hiking
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

This moderate to difficult track was slippery with uneven terrain. The ascent was relatively gradual though. View of Lake Marian at the top was worth the effort. Absolutely stunning glacial lake. Took us 3 hours RT with time for pictures at the top.

hiking
Sunday, January 22, 2017

A beautiful trail, with great views and great swimming holes in summer.

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