Dusky Track (90km) is best suited to those with experience. Various options allow the traveller to spend five to seven days following three major river valleys. Climb two passes culminating in the arrival at Fiordland’s largest and most extensive fiord - Dusky Sound. This track offers independent walks only.
Hollyford Track (80km) leads the walker from the sheer rock walls of the Darren Mountains down to the sand dunes of the Tasman Sea at Martins Bay. Experience the splendid isolation of the Fiordland bush, the bustling energy of the Hollyford River and the sand and windswept beauty of Martins Bay. Both independent and guided walks are available on this track.
Kepler Track (67km) starts and finishes at Lake Te Anau. You’ll see lake edges, mountain beech forest, exposed mountaintops and glacial valleys along with excellent views of the Southern Alps. This track offers independent walks only.
Routeburn Track (39km) starts from the divide between the eastern and western sides of the Southern Alps and ends in the beech forests some 80 km by road from Queenstown. Dramatic alpine views, lakes and changing forest types can be experienced over the summer season on this three-four day walk. You can walk independently or take a guide.
Milford Track (53.9km) is often described as the finest walk in the world. It follows several glaciated valleys, ascends an alpine pass and traverses some spectacular scenery. The walk takes four days and involves boat travel at both ends. Both independent and guided walks are available on this track.
Equipment: Bring everything, and leave only footprints.