Walking & Hiking


Victory on Luncheon Rock Hump Ridge Track +
Kepler Track +
IMG 2389 +
BShepherd 2 A Stroll in the Park +
SHall 1 The Kepler +
Hump Ridge Track Fiordland +
PDalley 14 Forest Burn Kepler Track +

Known to New Zealanders as ‘tramping’, the endless hiking and walking opportunities within Fiordland National Park can be explored independently or as part of a guided group.

There are many guided walk options or if you are an independent traveller, there are options for transport to and from track start and end points.

Fiordland has an excellent network of walking tracks within the National Park giving this area a reputation as the Walking Capital of the World. Amongst these are the ‘Great Walks’ the Milford, Kepler and Routeburn Tracks. Te Anau makes a great start and end point for these trips. Walkers can stock up on provisions and check the weather and track conditions before leaving.

In addition to these multi-day tracks there are a range of short walks on diverse terrain, providing walking opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. These walks enable access to the rainforest, lake and alpine vistas for those with limited time or fitness.

Fiordland weather is notoriously unpredictable and walkers should be prepared for rapid changes in conditions including cold temperatures, strong winds and heavy rain at any time of year. It is essential to carry warm and waterproof clothing (even on a day trip), and sunscreen.
For a current weather forecast for the Fiordland National Park, click here.
For more information on weather and walking and hiking in the Fiordland National Park, click here.