New Zealand Hiking

 

 

Manapouri Hiking Trails: Several tracks start on the eastern shore of Lake Manapouri, then a short row-boat trip across the Waiau River.

Walk along secluded sandy beaches and hike up to the "look-out" for expansive views of the lake and mountains. The tiny black robin and fantails are close companions along the trails.

Kepler Track & Map:

 

 

 

 

 

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The Kepler Track, in Fiordland National Park. Explore half-day and full-day walks through native beech forest along well maintained ground-level tracks.

The Routeburn, Greenstone, Caples and Hollyford tracks are a few hours drive and the independent day hike on the Milford Track is a must.

Milford Track: Often we have anglers who, once they arrive to fish, decide they would also like to do the 3-4 day hike on the Milford Track. Information about the reservation process is given below.

Day Trips: They do have a one-day fishing trip to the river that parallels the Milford Track.

The boat departs at 10.30am and returns at 5pm, which means less angling hours, but well worth it.

Often the fishing takes a backseat to photo shoots. A magnificent river setting.
Hiking: Access to the Milford Track is regulated, only a certain number of people are allowed on the track each day. Hikers must reserve hut space if hiking the full Milford Track. The Dept. Conservation (DOC) are the government caretakers of Fiordland National Park.

It's possible, if you have a flexible itinerary, to check with the DOC for cancellations. They have had anglers who come to fish and put their names on the waiting list on arrival. Usually, an opening will occur in a few days.