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Hiking and Tramping - Invercargill and Southland, New Zealand
Invercargill is a mere 10 minute drive to Oreti Beach, less than 30 minutes to the port town of Bluff home of the delectable Bluff Oyster; - and from the fishing town of Riverton. The Catlins, Fiordland, Queenstown and other desirable locations are readily accessible from Invercargill. Stewart Island can be reached by a short flight or ferry ride. Invercargill invites you to experience the warmth, friendliness and hospitality of Southland. Invercargill, on the Southern Scenic Route, is the gateway to some of New Zealand's most beautiful scenery and destinations including the Southland heartland, Stewart Island, Fiordland and the Catlins .Visitors to Invercargill often say how much there is to see and do in Invercargill.





INVERCARGILL AND SOUTHLAND TRAMPING AND WALKING TRACKS

Bluecliffs to Wairaurahiri via Port Craig - South Coast track
This part of the South Coast Track begins at Rarakau Farm carpark on Te Waewae Bay and extends west to Big River. It can be combined with the Hump Ridge Track as a round trip.
Category:  Great Walk/Easy tramping track

Borland Road routes
The Green Lake/Lake Monowai track is a five-day circuit. The route to the North Borland Hut provides a clear view of Mt Titiroa.
Category:  Route

Borland Road tramping tracks
Borland Road and nearby tramping opportunities provides access to Lake Monowai, Lake Manapouri and their tributary rivers which provide good trout fishing.
Category:  Tramping track

Borland Road walking tracks
Borland Road provides access to The Peninsula Lookout overlooking Lake Monowai and the Borland Nature Walk.
Category:  Walking track

Control Gates to Dock Bay, Brod Bay & Mt Luxmore
From Te Anau township trampers can walk sections of the Kepler track, from a 30 minutes walk to Dock Bay to a more demanding day tramp to Mt Luxmore and back.
Category:  Great Walk/Easy tramping track

Control Gates to Rainbow Reach Walk
This track follows the Waiau river near Te Anau township going through red and mountain beech forest.
Category:  Walking track
Completion Time:  2 hr 30 min - 3 hr 30 min

Croydon Bush tramping tracks
There are several tramping opportunities available on marked routes that are maintained by the Hokonui Tramping Club.
Category:  Tramping track

Croydon Bush walking tracks
There are several walking tracks within Croydon Bush, which are are maintained by the Department of Conservation, Gore District Council and Hokonui Tramping Club.
Category:  Walking track

Dusky Track
The Dusky Track offers trampers a challenging 84 km tramping track which requires at least eight days to complete.
Category:  Tramping track
Distance:  84 km
Completion Time:  8 - 9 days

Dusky Track
Dusky Track spans two areas. This link will take you to the information about the track, in the Te Anau area.
Category:  Tramping track
Distance:  84 km
Completion Time:  8 - 9 days

Eyre Mountains/Taka Ra Haka routes
A spectacular conservation park in the Eyre Mountains/Taka Ra Haka for the more adventurous tramper, hunter or trout fisher.
Category:  Route
Alert:  The track into Mount Bee (Eyre Mountains) will be closed to the public effective 14 November 2007 until further notice, due to logging operations.

Garnock Burn Track
Several tracks start on the eastern shores of Lake Manapouri. These are suited to day trips and easy two or three day tramps.
Category:  Tramping track

George Sound Track
This track is suitable for fit, experienced and well equipped trampers only.
Category:  Route
Completion Time:  2 - 3 days

Hollyford Track
The Hollyford Track is the only major track in Fiordland at low altitude which can be walked in any season and also connects to the Fiordland coastline.
Category:  Tramping track
Distance:  56 km
Completion Time:  4 days one way

Hump Ridge Track
The Hump Ridge Track provides a wide variety of scenery during this three day/two night walking experience. The track is managed by the Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track Trust.
Category:  Great Walk/Easy tramping track
Distance:  53 km
Completion Time:  3 days

Kepler Track
Traversing through spectacular scenery in Fiordland National Park, the 60 km Kepler Track is a moderate walking track that takes three to four days to complete.
Category:  Great Walk/Easy tramping track
Distance:  60 km
Completion Time:  3 - 4 days

Key Summit Track
Accessed from Milford Road the Key Summit track follows a section of the Routeburn Track and is an ideal introduction the impressive scenery and natural features of Fiordland National Park.
Category:  Great Walk/Easy tramping track
Completion Time:  3 hr return

Lake Marian
Lake Marian is in a hanging valley, formed by glacial action, and is one of the most beautiful settings in Fiordland.
Category:  Tramping track
Completion Time:  3 hr return

Mavora - Greenstone Walkway
This is a 50 km, four day tramping trip, linking the Mavora Lakes Camping Area with the Greenstone Track. It passes through open valley tussock land and beech forested hill country.
Category:  Tramping track
Distance:  50 km
Completion Time:  4 days

Milford Road short walks
Lake Gunn, the Mirror Lakes and the Piopiotahi/Milford Sound Foreshore Walk are some of the short walks reached from Milford Road, and giving visitors a taste of the natural features of the area.
Category:  Short walk

Milford Track
Beginning at the head of Lake Te Anau and ending at Milford Sound, the 53.5 km Milford Track is in the heart of spectacular Fiordland National Park.
Category:  Great Walk/Easy tramping track
Distance:  53.5 km
Completion Time:  4 days

Monument Track
Boat access is required to the start of the Monument Track. It's a short, but challenging 290-metre climb to the summit.
Category:  Tramping track
Completion Time:  1 hr 30 min - 2 hr return

North West Circuit Stewart Island/Rakiura
The North West Circuit offers challenging tramping around Rakiura/Stewart island�s northern coast.
Category:  Tramping track
Distance:  125 km
Completion Time:  9 - 11 days

Piano Flat & Wakiaia Forest tramping tracks
Waikaia Forest is a large island of beech forest, nestled in the mountain farmlands of northern Southland. Piano Flat, a grassy enclosure at the southern end, provides a picnic area, camping ground and several walking tracks.
Category:  Tramping track

Pyke - Big Bay Route
The Pyke - Big Bay Route is a low altitude, strenuous 60 km route, suitable for experienced and well equipped parties.
Category:  Route
Distance:  60 km

Rainbow Reach to Shallow Bay Walk
A walk to Shallow Bay is a full day tramp from Te Anau township and gives visitors a taste of the Kepler Track.
Category:  Great Walk/Easy tramping track
Completion Time:  8 - 10 hr

Rakiura Track
The Rakiura Track Great Walk is found on Stewart Island/Rakiura, just a 20 minute flight from Invercargill or an hour by ferry from Bluff.
Category:  Great Walk/Easy tramping track
Distance:  36 km
Completion Time:  3 days

Routeburn Track
Traversing 32 km through Mount Aspiring National Park and Fiordland National Park, the Routeburn Track can be walked in conjunction with the Greenstone or Caples tracks.
Category:  Great Walk/Easy tramping track
Distance:  32 km
Completion Time:  3 days

Snowdon Forest tramping tracks
Snowdon Forest tramping tracks are used infrequently and many are marked routes only. The Mararoa, Whitestone and Upukerora Rivers offer good fishing for rainbow trout.
Category:  Tramping track

South Mavora Lake walking tracks
Looking for day walks from the Mavora Lakes camping ground in the Te Anau area? Try the South Mavora Lake Walking Track or the track to the Kiwiburn Hut.
Category:  Walking track

Southern Circuit Stewart Island/Rakiura
The Southern Circuit is regarded as a remote, challenging tramp needing good fitness and route-finding skills. You can get to it via the North West Circuit Track or by boat.
Category:  Tramping track
Distance:  71.5 km round trip
Completion Time:  4 - 6 days round trip from Freshwater

Stewart Island/Rakiura day tramping tracks
View day tramping tracks that start from Halfmoon Bay on Stewart Island/Rakiura.
Category:  Tramping track

Stewart Island/Rakiura day walks
There are a number of walking track category day walks that start at Halfmoon Bay on Stewart Island/Rakiura.
Category:  Walking track

Stockyard Cove Track
Stockyard Cove Track is a short walk from Stockyard Cove in Hope Arm, Lake Manapouri.
Category:  Walking track
Completion Time:  45 min - 1 hr return

Takitimu Mountains routes
Challenging routes traverse the forest area of Takitimu Mountains taking you to Aparima Forks Hut or Spence Hut.
Category:  Route

Takitimu Mountains tramping tracks
Tramping tracks in the Takitimu Mountains take you thorugh attractive open beech forest, tussock and screes.
Category:  Tramping track

Te Anau area short walks
If you have less than a day to spend there are a number of short walks to enjoy in the Te Anau area including a visit to the Te Anau Wildlife Centre.
Category:  Short walk

Te Anau visitor centre walking tracks
If you are pressed for time 1 - 2 hour walking tracks to the Lake Te Anau control gates or Upukerora River can be enjoyed starting from Te Anau township.
Category:  Walking track

Teal Bay Route
The Teal Bay Route links Te Waewae Bay with Lake Hauroko in Fiordland National Park.
Category:  Tramping track

Ulva Island walking tracks
Managed by DOC as an open sanctuary, Ulva Island is one of several small islands inside Paterson Inlet, Stewart Island/Rakiura, and has a number of walking tracks for you to enjoy.
Category:  Walking track

Wairaurahiri to Waitutu track - South Coast track
This part of the South Coast Track begins at the Wairaurahiri Hut beside the river. Nearby Waitutu Lodge is across the swingbridge and all just a few metres from the south coast.
Category:  Tramping track
Distance:  13 km
Completion Time:  4 - 6 hr

Waitutu River to Big River route - South Coast track
The South Coast Track begins at Te Waewae Bay and extends west to Big River. This stretch is a challenging route mainly following the old telephone line which linked Puysegur Point to Orepuki.
Category:  Route
Distance:  12 km
Completion Time:  5 - 7 hr

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