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1,434 mi 2,308 km of trail 39 Runs

Gems 2 Gems Easy Trails 59 Trails Intermediate Trails 135 Trails Hard Trails 46 Trails
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gem Favorite Sutherland Falls

Sutherland Falls

(3) Te Anau, NZ
gem Favorite Look down from the trail into the crystal clear waters at Separation Point.

Separation Point Fur Seal Colony

(1) Takaka, NZ

Runs in South Island - 39

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Favorite View from the peak.
Difficult

Ben Lomond Track

6.9 mi 11.1 km • Out and Back • 3,236 ft Ascent 986.38 m Ascent

(36) Queenstown, NZ
Favorite Somewhere after the Roys Peak Lookout.
Difficult

Roy's Peak

9.7 mi 15.6 km • Out and Back • 4,009 ft Ascent 1221.84 m Ascent

(23) Wanaka, NZ
Favorite Mueller Lake and Mt. Sefton from the Mueller Lookout
Easy

Hooker Valley Track

6.2 mi 10.0 km • Loop • 449 ft Ascent 136.9 m Ascent

(24) Mount C…, NZ
Favorite View from the peak.
Difficult

Ben Lomond via Access Road

8.9 mi 14.3 km • Out and Back • 4,410 ft Ascent 1344.19 m Ascent

(15) Queenstown, NZ
Favorite The slopes above Gertrude Saddle offer great chances for exploration.
Difficult

Gertrude Saddle

5.4 mi 8.7 km • Out and Back • 2,121 ft Ascent 646.42 m Ascent

(8) Queenstown, NZ
Favorite Iris Burn.
Difficult

Kepler Track

36.7 mi 59.1 km • Loop • 6,388 ft Ascent 1946.96 m Ascent

(10) Te Anau, NZ
Favorite Emily Peak from Key Summit
Intermediate

Key Summit

4.7 mi 7.6 km • Out and Back • 1,389 ft Ascent 423.41 m Ascent

(13) Queenstown, NZ
Favorite Dart Valley with the Routeburn Falls Lodge overlooking the valley
Difficult

Routeburn Track: Routeburn Shelter to the Divide

19.2 mi 31.0 km • Point to Point • 3,891 ft Ascent 1185.95 m Ascent

(11) Queenstown, NZ

Trails in South Island - 201

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1.4 mi 2.2 km #1Mueller Hut Track
Difficult
Mount Cook Village, NZ
Difficult
1.4 mi 2.2 km Mount Cook Village, NZ 10 
4.3 mi 7.0 km #2Routeburn Track: Lake Mackenzie Hut
Difficult
Queenstown, NZ
Difficult
4.3 mi 7.0 km Queenstown, NZ
5.2 mi 8.3 km #3Routeburn Track: Lake Howden Hut
Intermediate
Queenstown, NZ
Intermediate
5.2 mi 8.3 km Queenstown, NZ
0.8 mi 1.3 km #4Key Summit Track
Intermediate
Queenstown, NZ
Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.3 km Queenstown, NZ
2.1 mi 3.4 km #5Routeburn Track: Harris Shelter
Intermediate
Queenstown, NZ
Intermediate
2.1 mi 3.4 km Queenstown, NZ
1.2 mi 1.9 km #6Sealy Tarns Track
Difficult
Mount Cook Village, NZ
Difficult
1.2 mi 1.9 km Mount Cook Village, NZ 14 
2.7 mi 4.4 km #7Queenstown Hill Summit Trail
Intermediate
Queenstown, NZ
Intermediate
2.7 mi 4.4 km Queenstown, NZ
1.7 mi 2.7 km #8Sutherland Falls Track
Intermediate
Te Anau, NZ
Intermediate
1.7 mi 2.7 km Te Anau, NZ
1.4 mi 2.2 km #9Key Summit Overlook Track
Intermediate
Queenstown, NZ
Intermediate
1.4 mi 2.2 km Queenstown, NZ
3.6 mi 5.8 km #10Moonlight Track
Difficult
Queenstown, NZ
Difficult
3.6 mi 5.8 km Queenstown, NZ
3.9 mi 6.4 km #11Alex Knob Track
Difficult
Hokitika, NZ
Difficult
3.9 mi 6.4 km Hokitika, NZ
10.0 mi 16.2 km #12Abel Tasman Coast Track: Awaroa to Whariwharangi
Easy
Takaka, NZ
Easy
10.0 mi 16.2 km Takaka, NZ
7.5 mi 12.1 km #13Queen Charlotte Track: Anakiwa to Mistletoe Bay
Intermediate
Picton, NZ
Intermediate
7.5 mi 12.1 km Picton, NZ
2.5 mi 4.0 km #14North Branch Track
Difficult
Queenstown, NZ
Difficult
2.5 mi 4.0 km Queenstown, NZ
4.2 mi 6.7 km #15Queen Charlotte Track: Torea Saddle to Mistletoe Bay
Difficult
Picton, NZ
Difficult
4.2 mi 6.7 km Picton, NZ
5.8 mi 9.3 km #16Queen Charlotte Track: Meretoto/Ship Cove to Camp Bay
Difficult
Picton, NZ
Difficult
5.8 mi 9.3 km Picton, NZ
15.3 mi 24.6 km #17Queen Charlotte Track: Camp Bay to Torea Saddle
Intermediate
Picton, NZ
Intermediate
15.3 mi 24.6 km Picton, NZ
4.7 mi 7.5 km #18Fernhill Loop Trail
Difficult
Queenstown, NZ
Difficult
4.7 mi 7.5 km Queenstown, NZ
1.9 mi 3.1 km #19Lake Dispute Track
Intermediate
Queenstown, NZ
Intermediate
1.9 mi 3.1 km Queenstown, NZ
0.3 mi 0.4 km #20Hidden Lake Track
Easy
Te Anau, NZ
Easy
0.3 mi 0.4 km Te Anau, NZ

Photos of South Island - 575

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Great running on seemingly endless ridges.
Feb 25, 2015 near Dunedin, NZ
Descending from Swampy Summit
May 7, 2015 near Dunedin, NZ
NZ Mountain Safety Council has created this trail video guide for Gertrude Saddle. The video takes you through the entire track and shows you how to prepare for a successful trip so that you make it home safely.
Feb 24, 2020 near Queenstown, NZ
The Red Tarns
Dec 14, 2014 near Mount C…, NZ
NZ Mountain Safety Council has created this video guide for the Mueller Hut Route. The whole route is in alpine terrain. This video covers the whole track and shows you how to prepare for a successful trip and make it home safely.
Feb 25, 2020 near Mount C…, NZ
NZ Mountain Safety Council has created this video guide for Poukirikiri/Travers Saddle. The track takes you deep in the park and over a challenging alpine pass. This video shows the preparation required to make sure you get home safe.
Feb 25, 2020 near St Arnaud, NZ
NZ Mountain Safety Council has created this video guide for the Kepler Track. This video takes you through the alpine section to help you prepare for the harsher conditions, particularly in exposed areas.
Feb 25, 2020 near Te Anau, NZ
NZ Mountain Safety Council has created this video guide for Ben Lomond Track. The video takes you through the entire track and shows you how to prepare for a successful trip so that you make it home safely."
Feb 25, 2020 near Queenstown, NZ

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