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Just remember to ask doc’s advice before you go. It’s not just a track but also might be a life threaten challenge track. The day I went is amazing beautiful even though the track more than half of them is full of snow. The weather...More
We crossed the creek twice, and then discovered you don’t need to. You may still get wet if you walk around the bend in the river as there may be flooding.
There are several warnings of dangers on this trail. We did it on a...More
One of the best day hikes I've completed. Definitely a challenge, but lots of fun if it's your kind of thing. Do be careful, and only attempt in clear weather. Easy to slip on some sections, especially on decent. If reasonably fit and healthy, it'll...More
We enjoyed a spectacular walk up to the saddle from the car park. It's about 5 km one way and around 700 m of ascent. At the top is one of the best picnic spots in the world, with incredible views down to Milford sound....More
Strenuous walk. Steep and rocky. Stunning waterfalls, lake and views of glacial formation of valleys. Slippery and sharp rocks. Lots of fresh water to drink. Two river crossings shoes off. Views down to Milford sound. Over to mountain peaks and glaciers.
Located just before the Homer Tunnel entrance, the Gertrude saddle is a great place to stop to get some amazing mountain photos. However, it is best to appoint someone to be on "Kea Patrol" to keep these mischievous but cheeky parrots away from your car....More
You can't camp on the Gertrude Saddle. It's a day hike. Really only to be done in dry weather. Do the research. The nearest campsite is at Cascade Creek further towards Te Anau on the Milford Rd. Alternatively you could book... More
You can't camp on the Gertrude Saddle. It's a day hike. Really only to be done in dry weather. Do the research. The nearest campsite is at Cascade Creek further towards Te Anau on the Milford Rd. Alternatively you could book a stay at the Milford Lodge. Maybe talk to someone at Department of Conservation. All the best.