The Chasm

The Chasm

Milford Road - Fiordland National Park

Reviews

Andrew Hammond's avatar

Andrew Hammond

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Nice short walk on well maintained path. Very impressive sigh and worth a stop. Might even be able to get a coffee from the coffee van in the car park.

Reviewed 8 months ago

Raphaele's avatar

Raphaele

Ranking: 7/10

Easy walk. However, it is very busy with tourists and based on the praise the site received in brochures and stuff I expected a lot more from it. Still a nice opportunity to stretch your legs and observe the impressive fjordland nature.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Nicole and Timm's avatar

Nicole and Timm

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Impressive stone formation, it is incredible how water has shaped the rocks after all these years. Easy walk.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Eveet De Beleir's avatar

Eveet De Beleir

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Nice little walk with waterfalls. We were not that impressed but it is nice to stretch your legs.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

Patricia Trigo's avatar

Patricia Trigo

Spain

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic!! A short and easy walk where you could see a rock chasm formed by the rushing of the water. Also you could see falls around the walk.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

Anna's avatar

Anna

Ireland

Ranking: 6/10

Easy walk to the river where you can see different rocks sculpted by the river. Very busy with tourists. Lots of Kea birds in the carpark.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

Conservation Campsite Pass

Save up to 70% on campsite fees! Support conservation and experience the natural beauty of NZ. 78 Department of Conservation campsites, one convenient pass.

Get the Pass

Connor Hormell's avatar

Connor Hormell

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Great little walk but one of the main buss stops for the tourist busses. If you can time it right, it is great. Still if the busses are there it is still worth it. Amazing water feature you cannot see anywhere else.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

Christian Bobsu's avatar

Christian Bobsu

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

10 minute track, shorter walk than I anticipated.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

Coralie Dhenin's avatar

Coralie Dhenin

France

Ranking: 8/10

Do not miss these amazing waterfalls and special stones.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

Molly Bogeberg's avatar

Molly Bogeberg

United States

Ranking: 8/10

We were unsure about this short walk as the parking lot was full of tour busses, but we were rewarded with an amazing sight. It was worth it to brave the crowds!!

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

Katrina's avatar

Katrina

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Only a 15 minute loop walk. The Chasm itself is mesmerising and we spent a good 10 minutes staring into the abyss, despite the rain. The highlight though, is the cheeky Kea at the carpark! Do not feed them - they will pose for photos without a bribe.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

donald  pobke's avatar

donald pobke

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing scenery loved it. A must do on the way to Milford sound

Reviewed about 4 years ago

Top Ranked NZ Deals Pass

Access savings worth hundreds of $$ on Top Ranked NZ Accommodation and Activities for just $1 per day.

Get deals pass

Nicole's avatar

Nicole

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Turn right at the donation box! Little path to a clear lake to jump in! Beautiful scenery. Very cold but worth it.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

Matt Weston's avatar

Matt Weston

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Great spot with dramatic views - good experience.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

Kiernan Matthew's avatar

Kiernan Matthew

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

A half hour round trip that can be done faster. Well marked out path and great natural interest.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

Anne and Steve Bartlett's avatar

Anne and Steve Bartlett

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Short walk to a beautiful chasm, even kids loved this one.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

Derek Knight's avatar

Derek Knight

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

This blew me away. A must to do on the way to Milford.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

Jonas Schelbert's avatar

Jonas Schelbert

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Nice short track, well built.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

Thank You - to the thousands of travellers that have contributed to our Top Voted NZ Activities Map - it's free from Rankers.

Nick & Adele Waller's avatar

Nick & Adele Waller

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Short walk to spectacular waterfall with unusual rock formations.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

sidcupjon's avatar

sidcupjon

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

It costs nothing and takes a very short amount of time, making more than worthwhile. The sound of the roaring water pouring through the chasm and the chasm itself are worth seeing.

Reviewed about 8 years ago

Gillian Rowe's avatar

Gillian Rowe

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Lots of fun to do these short walks.

Reviewed about 8 years ago

damaca's avatar

damaca

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

A very well-maintained short walk through lovely forest to an impressive view of waterfalls and holes bored in rock by the water. Time your walk to avoid the same time a tour bus, or buses, arrive !

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in September 2011

Kevin Wong's avatar

Kevin Wong

Australia

Ranking: 7/10

Beautiful forest walk but not the most beautiful place I have walked yet.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

Natthien Le Gall's avatar

Natthien Le Gall

France

Ranking: 7/10

Just before leaving Milford we decided to stop and make this 15min track. We discover another incredible scenery in this amazing place.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

Camping NZ App Icon

Camping NZ App

Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.

Download from the App Store Download Android app on Google Play

georgiarose89's avatar

georgiarose89

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

If youre spending a day or two on the Milford Highway this walk is definately worth a stop. The walk is really short and thr track is well maintained, you could probably manage it in a wheelchair without too much trouble.

You turn a corner and see spectacular waterfalls and amazing shapes that have been carved out of the rocks by the water. Tour buses do stop here a lot because its so accesible and photogenic so be prepared to share the views.

You could probably do the walk in 10 minutes if you don't hang around and the chasm for too long.

Its also a good place to stop and let the engine cool down if youre driving and older car because the road back up to this walk is pretty steep and winding.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

Lis & Rob Tate's avatar

Lis & Rob Tate

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Unexpected raging torrent of water seen at best during the 2 days of rain we had in this area.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

Jonathan Angela's avatar

Jonathan Angela

Switzerland

Ranking: 7/10

Very short track with breath-taking rock formations. Many tourists.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in January 2010

margaret Klawitter's avatar

margaret Klawitter

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice to see, a good walk during the drive.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

RebeccaD1's avatar

RebeccaD1

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Scenic splendour. Beautiful location. Good short walk with kids.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009

joannaw's avatar

joannaw

England

Ranking: 8/10

Great waterfall and rock formations set in the rainforest.

Reviewed over 10 years ago