Best nature trips trails in Southland, New Zealand

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Explore the most popular nature trips trails in Southland with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of nature trips trails in Southland, New Zealand
Top trails (39)
#1 - Kepler Track Day 1: Luxmore Hut
Fiordland National Park
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 5 h 17 m
The trail is firm most of the way with a few light muddy patches. It can be quite windy once you break tree line. https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/fiordland/places/fiordland-national-park/things-to-do/tracks/kepler-track-carpark-to-luxmore-hut/Show more
#2 - The Chasm Path
Fiordland National Park
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 19 m
This trail is very popular on the tourist circuit. https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/fiordland/places/fiordland-national-park/things-to-do/tracks/the-chasm-walk/Show more
#3 - Waipohatu Loop Walk
Tokanui, Southland, New Zealand
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m
#4 - Mclean Falls Track
Catlins Forest Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 36 m
#5 - Milford Foreshore Walk
Fiordland National Park
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 19 m
#6 - Mount Burns Tarns Track
Fiordland National Park
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 47 m
Short steep hike up from the Borland Saddle on a well marked trail that is steep and potentially wet/slippery in places. The start of the trail is well-marked as Mount Burns Tops. Starts in the trees, but most of the time you are in high grass. It's a long drive up a slightly stressful gravel road, so you would want to do more than just this once up on the saddle. https://www.doc.govt.nz/mt-burns-tarns-trackShow more
#7 - Hump Ridge Track
Tuatapere, Southland, New Zealand
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Length: 35.1 mi • Est. Multi-day
Another of New Zealand's great walks - put on your gumboots for a 3-day trip in pristine beech forest, tarn-speckled alpine tops and wild coastline. Show more
#8 - Milford Track Day 4: Dumpling Hut to End
Fiordland National Park
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Length: 11.3 mi • Est. 5 h 17 m
#9 - Horseshoe Point Loop
Rakiura National Park
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 41 m
#10 - Lake Hauroko Track
Fiordland National Park
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 17 m
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