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Dusky Track

BushOn the trail we stay in public DOC huts. These range from 10 to 12 person huts with open design bunks. They have a fire, running cold water and outside toilets.

You will be asked to carry your own sleeping bags, we have some light weight versions available for loan. We have supply drops at a hut along the way but you may be asked to assist with carrying some light food supplies and your own eating equipment.

All crockery and cooking equipment are provided.

Getting There
Te Anau has daily shuttle services from Queenstown and Invercargill. We are happy to help with transport arrangements.

On the completion of your walk we can arrange a same day shuttle to Te Anau and Queenstown. If you require transport to Invercargill you will need to stay an extra night in Tuatapere with Scenic Shuttles departing at 9.00am.

Shuttles to and from Te Anau are not included in the package. Feel free to contact us to help arrange transfers from other locations.

Fitness Level
A high level of fitness is required. To enjoy your walk you need to be able to walk for 6 – 8 hours over 11 – 16km ( 7 - 10 miles ) each day. We go up and down some serious hills and over high passes. The track can be very wet and very muddy at times. At other times it is just wet and muddy.

Is unpredictable. Extreme conditions can develop at any time. Be prepared for cold and wet weather and have warm waterproof equipment. It makes it even nicer when it is warm and sunny:

We will provide all food, snacks, cooking and kitchen equipment and maps. You provide and carry a backpack, personal and hiking equipment. We have packs and wet weather gear available if required but please advise in advance.

What to Bring
A good pair of comfortable walking boots is essential. The walking is a mixture of bush walking, alpine walking, steep descent, mud and quite possibly wading rivers... Some people like to use gaiters and or walking sticks. You will need to carry only your own personal belongings, your sleeping bag and eating utensils during the day.

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