Dusky Track

Dusky Track

Fiordland National Park



4 Rankers Reviews

3 Face-to-Face

308 Walking

6 Manapouri



A word of warning on the Dusky Track.....
Vast views along the Dusky Track
Enjoying the View from Mt Memphis


Time: Up to 8 - 9 days, Distance: 84 km

The Dusky Track is one of the most challenging walks in New Zealand. If you want to tackle the Dusky then get prepared for mud, sandflies and some of the best wilderness walking on the planet.


Feature Value Info


South IslandFiordlandManapouri


  • Walking
  • Free



Alex's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

More of a challenge than an enjoyable experience. With good weather it's merely difficult but I'd hate to attempt it after a bit of rain. Lots of pretty tarns and you definitely feel removed from civilisation. A good level of fitness and immunity to blisters is recommended

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Ranking: 10/10

Explore the most pure and remote peice of wilderness!! Only for true hikers though.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Ruud Kapteyn


Ranking: 8/10

6 day track. Truly a challenging tramp. DOC brochure is good. I felt DOC staff in Te Anau were talking me out of it. I do not understand why Lake Hauroko Tours has better info than DOC.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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Nick Morrison

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