Explore the most popular Parks in Otago Region with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

backpacking
4 days ago

Great views. Fair bit of exposure after Harris Saddle. Faced unusually heavy rain fall, hail and snow while camping in mid April 2018. Otherwise enjoyable.

Great view of the river , Alpine , glacier , birds.

Hiking with slightly snowfall is incredibly beautiful !
met 2 kea at the end of the track. perfect hiking.

Awesome views from the top. Took just under an hour for me to reach the summit. Definitely worth checking out !

Lovely views & nice trail! Saw some sheep :)

Great hike - harder for the littlest kids but amazing views, a variety of micro-climates, well maintained trails, and a fantastic drive-in with beautiful farms and sheep. Bring a car/truck w enough clearance (0.5 m) to ford the streams en route to the parking area. Was a terrific 1/2 day hike

hiking
22 days ago

My favorite hiking memory. So gorgeous!

hiking
25 days ago

Absolutely love the Routeburn... I’ve done it twice with my two daughters (11 & 13) so many highlights.

Most amazing hike I've ever done. The views are spectacular but be prepared for LOTS of rain and very technical/rough terrain. This is definitely not a hike for beginners and day 2 is rough. That being said, it's the most amazing trek I've ever done in my life and I can't wait to do another Great Walk in New Zealand.

I was fortunate to hike this trail on a semester abroad to NZ. Amazing trail, some of the best views I’ve ever had.

hiking
1 month 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!

hiking
1 month ago

A fantastic, but challenging one day 25km hike from Routeburn to Harris Saddle and back. Conical Hill is a must, the views were incredible. Even got to see Milford Sound.

Really recommend that walk. Go to the summit, the view is way better from there and these are only around 15min more.
You will find your way to the top but there aren’t a lot of signs.

This is a good hike from the dock. It is a steep out and back. Wondrous views from the top. Go to the top summit, not just the metal cauldron. it took us, average hikers about 80 mins to the summit and an hour back to the docks.

nice and quite easy

The hike to Brewster Hut (parking at Fantail Falls) is not easy as this suggests. It’s incredibly steep the whole way, but you’re rewarded with incredible views of mountains, a glacier and waterfalls. The hut itself is pretty nice with a large deck area. There are no stoves but there is drinking water available. There is a river crossing right at the beginning so don’t bother putting your shoes on till your across. It would be difficult to cross following a heavy rain. Follow the orange triangles on trees all the way up!

2 months ago

Love this hike a true kiwi trail

Nice trail through great natural bush. Some stairs. Beautiful cascading waterfall.

Short easy walk to a very cool place

Great hike. Pace yourself; this is a long hike. It is a vertical hike. Varied terrain if you complete the entire loop, along with the vertical trek to the top of the hill. Highly recommend.

hiking
3 months ago

Gorgeous hike! Would not call this easy though! Parents had to turn back as it was steep and trail is unclear at some points. Well worth it! Beautiful waterfalls and rock pools!

Quick hike with very nice views
1 hour each way till the first viewpoint

Ya, you’ll feel it. But you will in all nz trails. Check it out, go past the marker. It is longer than you think, it just keeps going.

Do it

hiking
4 months ago

Amazing hike with breathtaking waterfalls! Do note that the road to the trail head floods in places, so if you don't have a car with good clearance than you'll be walking about and extra 1.5 miles to the head.

easy one ,good to get a nice view of queenstown

5 stars because you will see everything on that trek (huge waterfall, snow, alpine, ice, river, perfectly blue water...etc)

Great views.

awesome,beautiful scenery,well worth it!

walking
5 months ago

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.

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

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