Lake Monowai Carpark to Green...

Lake Monowai Carpark to Green Lake

Fiordland National Park



3 Rankers Reviews

2 Face-to-Face

12 Manapouri



Lake Monowai - pure serenity


Time: 6 hr 12.5km (one way)

The Green Lake/Lake Monowai track is a five day circuit. It can be shortened with vehicle access along the
Borland Road or boat access to Monowai Hut

One hour along the Rodger Inlet Track a signpost indicates the Green Lake Track junction. The track to Green Lake climbs steadily to a saddle near Mount Cuthbert and then sidles down to the lake, following the lakeshore to the Green Lake Hut (4 bunks). At the junction you could take the more challenging route to Rodger Inlet huts.
To walk out to Borland Road follow the track that climbs steadily then descends through beech forest to a clearing near Island Lake where the Clarke Hut - Borland Road Track junction is found.
Tussock clearings and beech covered saddles are traversed to the Borland Road. The track is marked by
poles through tall tussock clearings. This will add on another 2.5hrs (5.5km) onto your trip.


Feature Value Info


South IslandFiordlandManapouri


  • Walking
  • Free



Florence's avatar



Ranking: 9/10

This track is just beautiful! I walked from Lake Monowai to the Green Lake Hut, it was the first track I did and it took me 8 hours. It is not an easy track, better with good tramping boots!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Ruud Biemans


Ranking: 4/10

Badly signed, too much mud, no bridges, poorly maintained track.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Angi Otti's avatar

Angi Otti


Ranking: 9/10

The only non-commercial track in pure nature. There should be more!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Nick Morrison

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