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18 Milford Sound - Fiordland National Park
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Some impressive boardwalks are bolted to the rock walls, suspending you above the torrent draining Lake Marian above. Mosses, ferns and forest smother everything in green and the spray makes everything look illuminated.
1 km down the Lower Hollyford Road, there is a small parking area on the left by the start of the track.
Cross the swingbridge over the Hollyford River and walk 10 minutes to the cantilevered gantries above a rushing section of Marian Creek. This section of track is well-metalled and of even footing.
The track continues past here to Lake Marian, a much tougher walk. Return via the same track from where the wooden structures end.
Lake Marian was named by surveyor E.H Wilmot after his cousin Marian Little.
South Island ▷ Fiordland ▷ Milford Sound - Fiordland National Park
Lovely short walk to some nice falls. Definitely worth a detour off the Milford Road
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Quite nice walk through the rainforest along waterfalls.
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Short 30 minute walk but the best! Magic forest and waterfall.
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We liked it a lot!
Great walk for free.
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