Explore the most popular wildlife trails 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.

to see beautiful clear water after a short walk.

hiking
13 days ago

Great locals trail - I used to do this walk a few times a week :) Lovely views. I highly recommend hiking up for sunset! Bring a head torch to come back down :)

backpacking
18 days ago

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

backpacking
18 days ago

The walk in is pretty average through normal beech forest. The campsite at the end near the river is superb, with magnificent views of the rock faces and waterfalls. Beautiful river too.

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

Absolutely stunning vistas, we were incredibly lucky with the weather - 3 bluebird days to enjoy incredible scenery. A good challenging hike

A great challenging hill climb with amazing views. Loved the faerie grove

1 month 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.

Great hike. Steep in places but worth it for the view at the top. Recommend walking the west to east option.

Great walk. It was covered in snow and the track wasn't easily visible at the top.

hiking
3 months ago

Very picturesque track around uniquely shaped lake. Some very friendly ducks at the picnic area.

Lovely track, great views, interesting limestone formations. The side track (not sign posted) to a rocky outcrop is a must! Unfortunately mostly in shade in winter.

hiking
3 months ago

Very remote and diverse!

definitely a lovely view

hiking
3 months ago

February 2018

Great views, amazing blue Cristal clear water

Ran this track with dad in 1 day it was awesome :) Gotta love enjoying gods creation and the freshest air every

Great hike with amazing views of Lake Wanaka. This hike is not near Glenorchy as per the description

walking
4 months ago

Absolutely stunning

hiking
5 months ago

Magnificent. Beautiful rain forest, bridge crossings, waterfalls. Unfortunately snow closed the pass the night before so we couldn't complete the full track but we hope to come back and finish it off next year.

backpacking
5 months 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 !

Pretty easy with stunning views!

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
5 months ago

My favorite hiking memory. So gorgeous!

hiking
5 months 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.

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