Looking for a great trail in Fiordland National Park, Southland? AllTrails has 32 great hiking trails, views 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. Ready for some activity? There are 15 moderate trails in Fiordland National Park ranging from 3 to 37.3 miles and from 360 to 4,881 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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One of the best hikes I've ever done! Do not do in rainy or even wet conditions! About one third of the way is stone. After the black lake please do not return already! You can enjoy an incredible view up to Milford Sounds if it's not cloudy! But you need to go up the steepest part after black lake.

Absolutly beautiful hike, beautiful views at the top and along ridgeline and gorgeous scenery through the forest. Were lucky with the weather the whole time, so were able to have a nice refreshing swim in lake manpouri end day 3. we took our time and did 4 days :) absolutly loved it.

We enjoyed this hike very much, but we are experts! It is a challenging hike, lots of loose rocks and very steep. No shade, climbing up a little wall (there is a rope) and crossing water from the river.
It starts flat and easy and becomes challenging and steep. The views are nice, though there are peaks, that have the better view on the top.

hiking
3 days ago

It was truly amazing. I dit it in two days in clockwise.
First day only jungle. You follow a river and then a lake. But the second day was wonderful. Using three hours you follow mountains ridge with scenic views.
One of the great hike I have done

I would describe this as a moderate hike if you take your time. Good, even surface, well defined trail. Quite exposed as you climb up to, and on, Key Summit but deep in a birch forest for the rest. Was a damp and misty day but certainty rewarding views along the way with a comfortable track beneath our boots.
A popular trail this one with a huge carpark at the Divide.
We added on hour or so by going down to Lake Howden for lunch.

hiking
6 days ago

Hard but rewarding. Rain and mist and cloud and sun greeted us on this trail. Recommend hiking boots for this one.

hiking
7 days ago

Absolutely loved this hike!! Have always dreamt of doing this and loved every minute of it. What an experience. Hard when it rains heavily and your walking all day in wet boots but soooo worth it. Truly a great walk!!!!

Don't take this lightly. After an easy walk to the cascade it changes dramatically. Was wet when we did it and was a lot of mud and slippery roots. zLakr was mystical with the clouds giving way to glorilus views then closing in again

Favorite great walj in New Zealand. We went from divide to Routeburn Shelter. From Lake Mackenzie to Routeburn Falls was absolutely stunning. Fantastic views all day long. Took in both the Key Summit and the Conical both worth the effort. Last day out to Routeburn Flats was fairly easy but less scenic

A bit less impresdive than the Routeburn. I you enjoy walking through rainforests this is for you. One fairly fairly flat day aling a river then a long climb up and down from Macinnon pass then a flat day out. Waterfalls are stunning

I would describe this as a moderate hike if you take your time. Good, even surface, well defined trail. Quite exposed as you climb up to, and on, Key Summit but deep in a birch forest for the rest. Was a damp and misty day but certainty rewarding views along the way with a comfortable track beneath our boots.
A popular trail this one with a huge carpark at the Divide.
We added on hour or so by going down to Lake Howden for lunch.

moderate steady climb with fantastic views and a spectacular alpine pool. a lot of BANG for your effort.

11 days ago

amazing view of the mountains and lakes.

A beautiful hike that starts through lash nature, forest and high grew Reed grass. After the first flat section it leads over to Rocky, steep and stoney path. It is a hike for experienced hikers, due to the Rocky path and steepness.
It takes 2 hours to go to the top for experienced hikers and up to 4 hours for avarage hikers. Also going down is tricky with all the rocks... Although, it is a beautiful hike. Worth every energy cell!!!

Light and easy track. Beautiful wood with shade. Suit for family. All signs are clear. But it will be cold in summer raining day. Even it was raining day, the track is not very muddy. I reached to Lake Marian look out, but no view could look out because all covered by cloud or fog. So sad....

on Kepler Track

hiking
18 days ago

Awesome Trail awesome views towards Manapouri not sure about Te Anau because we only had 20-60 meatres of visability from car park till hanging valley shelter! My Brother (9) coped perfectly fine infact better than the rest of us! Awesome wild life on second day. Did it in 3 days.

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no shade
rocky
19 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

Great short stop. Worth it.

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

hiking
over grown
scramble
1 month ago

The trail is easy first half up, some over grown areas with grass that you need to wade through. Once you’re passed that then you have to cross a lot of loose gravel to get to the steep incline up. The trail isn’t well marked, looks like a few poles have fallen over but people have stacked some rocks so you can find your way. All worth the beautiful lake and view of the sound and ocean in the end!!

That is definitely NOT a moderate! Very difficult terrain, sometimes very easy to get lost if you overlook a sign. Even at official doc.govt.nz website is stated that you need good fitness and high level skills and experience incl. navigation and survival skills. So be aware of that.

Was a beautiful hike, got off the path a bit into a non path that was a bit treacherous so just pay attention to the orange triangles and you’ll be fine. Lovely hike got to the top in 1:20

Great way to day hike the Routeburn trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Outstanding and one of the greatest walks. One for the bucket list!

hiking
1 month ago

Outstanding alpine level hike with amazing mountain and lake scenery!

Possibly the best day hike I have ever done. Beautiful waterfalls and Alpine Lakes all along the Trail and then a truly epic view of the Canyon and Milford sound at the top. highly recommend to anyone. A word of warning, there are sections that have Cables bolted into the rock face to help with the climb. The rock could become very slippery when wet. would not attempt this hike in heavy rain.

The walk is mostly shaded till closer to the summit. The 360 view at the nature walk loop is quite amazing. It’s a pleasant walk, took us two hours in total including return.

Beautiful walk with a 360 degree view at the summit

hiking
2 months ago

No words for how beautiful and peaceful the lake is. The whole trail is very beautiful and very green. It rained a little in our way up so it was very slippery and muddy pretty much the whole time, but so worth it. Loved it!

trail running
2 months ago

did it in 1 day. 62km in 10h45 ... counterclockwise of course ... water is clean at the 3 huts along the way so pack light on water if you want to enjoy your run ... started at 6h15am ... covered and rainy for half the run ... nice views at the top and nice tropical forest for the second half! if i would to do it again i would run it half way counterclockwise and come back the same way. start at the parking lot directly!!

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