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Best trails in Fiordland National Park

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Looking for a great trail in Fiordland National Park, Southland? AllTrails has 39 great hiking trails, walking trails, views 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. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 18 hard trails in Fiordland National Park ranging from 3.1 to 37.7 miles and from 232 to 4,744 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Fiordland National Park has beautiful fiords, amazing waterfalls, and towering peaks. At the base of the mountains there is rain forest with rivers and lakes. This is one of the most spectacular places in New Zealand with many tracks to explore.

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#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 - Lake Marian Track
Fiordland National Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 28 m
Great trail! Beautiful view of the lake on the mountain. Make sure to follow the well marked trail at the beginning. If it’s rained recently be sure to have proper boots, it’ll get muddy real quick. Show more
#3 - Gertrude Saddle Route Trail
Fiordland National Park
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 3 h 34 m
Homer Saddle to Getrude Saddle Traverse, also know as the McPherson - Talbot Traverse is an extreme hike, only suited for experienced back-country hikers with navigational and technical skills. This iShow more
#4 - 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
#5 - Lake Howden via Routeburn Track
Fiordland National Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 32 m
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. Can be damp and misty day but certainty rewarding views along the Show 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 - Routeburn Track: Routeburn Lake Hut to Lake Mackenzie Hut
Fiordland National Park
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Length: 8.4 mi • Est. 5 h 19 m
Routeburn Track: Routeburn Lake Hut to Lake Mackenzie Hut is a 8.4 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Glenorchy, Otago, New Zealand that features a lake and is rated as diffiShow more
#9 - 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
#10 - Manapouri Circle Track
Fiordland National Park
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 34 m
This trail starts at Pearl Harbour, Manapouri. You will need to catch a water taxi (in summer only) or boat to cross the Waiau River to the trailhead.Show more
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