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Best trails in Southland

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Trying to find the best Southland trails? AllTrails has 59 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Te Anau, Invercargill or Stewart Island, we've got you covered. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 26 easy trails in Southland ranging from 0.7 to 13.2 miles and from 13 to 1,958 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Southland
Top trails (59)
#1 - Kepler Track
Fiordland National Park
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Length: 37.7 mi • Est. Multi-day
Alpine vistas and lake beaches define this approximately four day hike on the edge of the Fiordland Wilderness. The region receives high rainfall and changeable conditions. Rain, snow and cold snaps oShow more
#2 - Blue Pools (Haast Pass) Track
Mount Aspiring National Park
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 29 m
Wooded bridge trail in the forest and then a long swing bridge to cross over before getting to the blue pools. Water is clear and vibrant. Bugs are bad down by the water but not on the trail. https:Show more
#3 - 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-Show more
#4 - Kepler Track: Rainbow Reach to Lookout
Te Anau, Southland, New Zealand
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 48 m
Great trail! Mostly wooded, with a few areas of lookouts. Be careful of the lookouts by the river, as the river has eroded some the land underneath it and the trees are starting to slide down. ViewsShow more
#5 - Rakiura Track
Rakiura National Park
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Length: 22.9 mi • Est. Multi-day
This backpacking trail offers a taste of Stewart Island through native forest that is often completed in 2-3 days. Native kiwis and historic Maori settlement sites can be seen on the track. Before yShow more
#6 - 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
#7 - Milford Foreshore Walk
Fiordland National Park
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 19 m
Milford Foreshore Walk is a 0.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Te Anau, Southland, New Zealand that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is pShow more
#8 - Mclean Falls Track
Catlins Forest Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 36 m
Mclean Falls Track is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tokanui, Southland, New Zealand that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarilShow more
#9 - Waipohatu Loop Walk
Tokanui, Southland, New Zealand
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m
Waipohatu Loop Walk is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Tokanui, Southland, New Zealand that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily Show more
#10 - 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,Show more
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