Routeburn Track to Key Summit and View of Lake Marian

MODERATE 7 reviews
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Routeburn Track to Key Summit and View of Lake Marian is a 8.7 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Taramea Bay, Southland Region, New Zealand that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
8.7 km
ELEVATION GAIN
467 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 month ago

3 months ago

Pick the best weather day and get up there! It offers completely stunning 360 deg views and lovely green healthy vegetation the whole way up.

hiking
3 months ago

I hiked this trek on a cloudy, rainy day in late-January. The Milford Sound area had seen only one sunny day in two months, so I wasn't alone in my wet experience. The path is mostly a steady ascent of switchbacks amongst lush green, with a couple waterfalls near the base, and ending at a guided nature walk. There's a sign at the summit with a photo of the surrounding view, which gave me a glimpse at what I could have been seeing behind the clouds. Looks amazing; wish I could have seen it live! Nice trek, but do know that you'll be disappointed in a (lack of) vista reward if the weather isn't in your favor.

hiking
4 months ago

Loved this hike when we did it about three years ago in the spring. There are two lakes at the top that perfectly reflected the snow-capped peaks around Key Summit.

10 months ago