Arrive in Te Anau, Supper Cove
Arrive in Te Anau. Meet your fellow walkers and your guide around 4pm for a briefing and gear check. Stay the night in Te Anau.
We are happy to arrange shuttles to Te Anau from Queenstown and Invercargill.
Supper Cove, Loch Maree Hut
Walk 5 to 6 hours
Start the day with a spectacular helicopter flight across the Southern Alps to Dusky Sound and the mouth of the Seaforth River. Its now time for some serious hiking with the trail following an old track cut in 1903 as part of an ambitious road planned up the Seaforth to Lake Manapouri. Skirt around Loch Maree, a lake created by a massive land slip, to Loch Maree Hut.!
DAY 3: Loch Maree Hut, Lake Roe Hut
Walk 6 to 8 hours
Cross the mighty Seaforth River by suspended wire bridge then climb steeply out of the Seaforth Valley on to the Pleasant Range. In some places assisted by a chain "handrail", you will be glad you are not walking down this part of the track!
Traversing along the tops of the Pleasant Range skirting a series of mountain lakes with spectacular views of Dusky Sound and the surrounding mountains arriving at Lake Roe Hut sited at the northern end of Lake Laffy on Furkert Pass.Set amongst massive granite outcrops Lake Roe is a short walk above the hut with stunning views of Mt Tamatea.
DAY 4: Lake Roe Hut, Halfway Hut
Walk 3 to 4 hours
Snow poles and mountain grasses guide us to the track entering the bushline, descending quite steeply at first then reasonably flat to Halfway Hut.
Halfway Hut, Hauroko Burn Hut
Walk 4 to 5 hours
Steady descent through lush bush to Hauroko Burn Hut nestled on the shores of Lake Hauroko..
DAY 6: Hauroko Burn Hut, boat across Lake Hauroko, Te Anau.
Catch the boat across Lake Hauroko the deepest lake in New Zealand (462 metres), passing the remains of a Maori princess called the Princess of the Lake resting in the cleft of a rock on Mary Island.
Drive to Tuatapere and shuttle to Te Anau and Queenstown.