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Cameron Birchall reviewed Tutoko Valley River Trail
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great moss covered landscape to begin but very little diversity so quickly becomes less interesting. very wet/ boggy. we eventually reached a swamp and it wasn't clear how to continue so we turned around. took around 3 hours

Joseph Pallante reviewed Kepler Track
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Hiking

This was an excellent hike. The sun was out and the sky was clear blue. This time on the track I was determined to make it to Brod Bay. Hiking along the trail in the shade of the palm and beech canopy was cooling, but I was drawn to the beach and spent most of the time walking along the coast, off the beaten path. I spotted deer tracks in the sand and it was interesting to see patches of moss and a whole other islands of micro worlds existing on large rocks. The round-trip provided diverse scenery and it was nice to finally reach the campsite and lay in the sand and not think of anything.

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Luke Cannon reviewed Kepler Track
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Backpacking

Did back in February. Amazing tramp, trekked it during the floods and severe weather warning, bucketed with rain but felt like truly experiencing nature and at its mercy. "There's no such thing as bad weather, just wrong gear choices." Beautiful walk, amazing experience, highly recommend.

Blue Lotus Fontana reviewed Milford Track [CLOSED]
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Backpacking

Beautiful multi day hike that first requires you to take a ferry to the trail head. It rains much of the year on this trail so be very prepared for rain and for sandflies. The trail is mostly under cover of the temperate rainforest until the pass. Be very careful on the tops because it will be foggy and it's easy to think you can explore and then fall right off bc you can't see. Book 11 months in advance as it sells out. Photography shots are on my IG.

Arnaud VILASECA reviewed Kepler Track
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Hiking

Done in 2 days skipping the last boring bit. amazing views on the top of the mountains, mind blowing views :)

Arnaud VILASECA reviewed Milford Track [CLOSED]
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Hiking

One of the best hike I've made in my life. Beautiful scenery and nice huts to stay in!

annie finneran reviewed Lake Hauroko Track
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Hiking

Great hike! Decent fitness can get to top in less than an hour. Very fun to crawl up the roots and view is beautiful. Slippery coming down and make sure to follow the orange triangles.

isaac patterson reviewed Kepler Track
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No shade

amazing trail

Joseph Pallante reviewed Kepler Track Day 1: Luxmore Hut
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Hiking

Although I have yet to complete the hike up to the hut, I have spent many days and hours ambling through this track up to Brod Bay. The beginning of the track is flat and to the right, you can see Lake Te Anau and the stoney beach. I'm amazed at how radically different the forest is compared to the beachfront. One second you're shrouded in forest and the next you're exposed and standing on a wind-whipped stoney beach. Further along, you encounter heaps of small waist-high crown ferns as far as the eye can see. Mixed in are beech trees, rimus, and larger palms that blanket the sky. During the winter months, I've been thankful for the canopy coverage from the rain. One time I had to take cover at Dock Bay and happened upon a black Weka which was a pleasant surprise! It's a peaceful feeling as you go along further as the track eventually become surrounded fields of green moss which blanket the forest floor. Tons of hypholoma australianum grow red and orange, some big enough to look like small pancakes sitting on a bed of green fluffy moss. Lots of orange pagoda fungus and coral fungus line the track as well. I even found a rare unidentified Sarcodon species. If your end goal is to reach the hut then so be it, but just meandering around the forest and taking some of the side tracks to just sit and forest bathe in the greenery is meditative af. I'd give this track a high rating given the diversity and change that occurs in such a short distance.

Peter Trans reviewed Lake Hauroko Track
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Hiking

Great hike, a bit muddy lots of roots on the track. But the beautiful view from the top makes it absolutely worth it. of the best views I have seen in NZ

LO FI reviewed Kepler Track
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Backpacking

awesome! we did it the other way around (clockwise) and we think this way is better, so we saved the best views for day 3 and had the more flat parts through the forest in the beginning. we had the best possible weather but it can get muddy. luxmore hut was pretty crowded. luxmore peak and the luxmore caves are pretty awesome too!

Simon Des reviewed Kepler Track
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HikingRocky
Noa Krafft reviewed Falls Creek Route
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First to Review

Don't do it except if you want to climb 3h up then down in the jungle, trying to find your way in the ferns. The only thing worsted is the waterfall you will see after 15min of jungle climbing.

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HikingBugs

Wow! What an amazing mind battle trail. If you are in the area, you must do this trail. Filled full of up and down hill battles but filled full of incredible views!

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Katarina Renaldi reviewed Mistake Creek Track
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Bridge outMuddy
First to Review

Attempted on 19th of May and due to the floods in February, the first major bridge is out (20m walk) with no realistic crossing of the river unless you are to be more than waist deep in the frigid river. The walk there is nice but I would not attempt during rain or after a rain storm as it was still wet and bog-like with the absence of rain for 4-5 days.

Nicki Renee reviewed Milford Track [CLOSED]
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Hiking

I did this track at the end of January. We lucked out on good weather. Just enough rain & cloud for stunning waterfalls. And not too much for flooding or being miserable. The first day is a quick and easy walk through beautiful forest. The second & third day have the best views! Stunning valley walks, lush forest & then awesome alpine ridge walking. Waterfalls everywhere! The last day is kind of boring. Just flat walking through bush toward the ferry & Milford Sound. Overall a great walk

Callum De raad reviewed Kepler Track Day 1: Luxmore Hut
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Hiking

Pretty disgusted with the price of the hut fees here. I am hiking all of my equipment needed for a nights sleep (besides a bed) and as a international I am expected to pay $130 dollars each with my partner for one night. $260... I do find this rather on the racist side, kiwis are graced with $60 per night fee, which in my eyes is still eyewatering for what you get. I understand these huts need to be maintained but DOC you are taking the piss mate

Kirsty J reviewed Milford Foreshore Walk
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Hiking

Lovely little walk while waiting to hop on a cruise to explore the Fiordland. Definitely really easy and some beautiful views from the opposite side.

Jack Beaumont reviewed Lake Hauroko Track
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HikingMuddyOver grown
First to Review

Amazing view of NZ deepest lake. A nice track but narrow and technical some parts have severe erosion and you have to climb a little. There are many loose tree roots as well so be carful with footing. But all round worthy the view. If there has been a lot of rain this track will be extremely muddy and slippery.

Jill Grannon reviewed Milford Track [CLOSED]
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Hiking

Magical walk with stunning weather through out . One of the lucky groups to hike the whole trail even walked thru a river at the end as bridge was out. I found the Mackinnon pass tough .

Roberto Galletto reviewed Lake Gunn Nature Walk
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Hiking

Nice and easy walk. Got stop on the way to Milford Sound to stretch the legs

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Melissa Mason reviewed Kepler Track
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Hiking

Loved this track. Climb to Luxmore Hut was wet, cold and windy with low visibility between the tree line and the hut. Day 2 - it snowed on the summit of Mt Luxmore. Amazing. The walk along the ridge line was my favourite part. The clouds cleared and the weather was great. Can highly recommend this hike.

Sarah Wenninger reviewed Kepler Track Day 1: Luxmore Hut
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Hiking

Sehr schattig

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Tom Harris reviewed Milford Track [CLOSED]
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Hiking

The New Zealand Mountain Safety Council has produced this video on the Milford Track as part of their Tramping Video Series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRpgTXEncSk&t=2s Over the course of four days the Milford Track takes you 53.5km right through the heart of Fiordland. The track itself is well developed due to its ‘Great Walk’ status. However, day three of your walk can be very challenging as it involves a long steep climb up and over Mackinnon Pass. This brings you into an alpine environment, so there’s a few things you need to know to stay safe on your journey. This video explores the alpine section to help you prepare for the harsher conditions, particularly in exposed areas:

Elizabete Vārava reviewed Kepler Track Day 1: Luxmore Hut
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Hiking

Quite a boring walk through bush, not much of interactive stuff like bridges etc.

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