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

A must do.

Luxmore hut is amazing.

3 months ago

11 hours return from Te Anau to Luxmore's Summit (1 hour stop). Really beautiful at the top! Long but not difficult, first part of the trail mostly plain (2 hours), then you start going up. Trail in very good conditions.

An easy stroll. It's beautiful wherever you look. No sandflies at all when it is raining, and the rain amps up the waterfalls.

hiking
4 months ago

Incredible setting for an easy hike. We took a picnic. Sand flies weren’t bad.

As a one-day hike, great for those who want to discover the Kepler. 1 hour and a bit to go to brod bay, then with good fitness and good weather the distance to Luxmore hut can be divided by 2. Which makes it more a 2 to 3 hour climb to the hut (I did it in 2). The way up through the bush can be a bit boring but that is what it takes and the vegetation remains interesting. Once at the hut I really recommend keeping climbing up to Mount Luxmore. It is another hour / hour and a half but the 360 degrees view up there is wonderful ! In the end it is a good +-32 km track. If you are scared of the distances don't forget that you can take the boat from Te anau to Brod bay campsite, which will save you around 10 k (but will cost you). Another option is to stay overnight camping at Brod bay (before the start of the track or at the end). In good weather, the place is lovely. You can swim in the lake and watch the sunset/sunrise on Lake Te Anau.

Excellent trail. You can go te the mount Luxmore it’s beautiful and challenging, (9 hours).

walking
7 months ago

Super easy and short walk we did on the way to our cruise through Milford Sound. Compared to what we saw on the boat these views are barely much, but still beautiful to see nonetheless.

walking
Friday, November 10, 2017

Enjoy changing perspectives of Milford Sound as you follow the foreshore path.

hiking
Friday, September 15, 2017

Well, if you want a challenging hike, you found it here! Due to the climate of this region, expect this trail to be very wet - several mud bogs to cross over, plus slippery roots and four creek crossings (with slippery rocks). You can see some amazing flora and fauna here, particularly birdlife. Give yourself plenty of time: the sign posted at the trailhead is full of lies (2 hours one way is optimistic). As much as it was a challenge, it was one of the most memorable hikes I've done. Bring spare socks to stay dry!

walking
Saturday, December 17, 2016

Milford Sound is magical. Give yourself plenty of time to take in the sights.

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