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Gems in South Island - 2

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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

Recommended Routes in South Island - 39

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Favorite View from the peak.
Difficult

Ben Lomond Track

6.9 mi 11.1 km 3,236' Up 986.38 m Up 3,236' Down 986.34 m Down

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

Roy's Peak

9.7 mi 15.6 km 4,009' Up 1221.84 m Up 4,007' Down 1221.29 m Down

Wanaka, NZ
Favorite Mueller Lake and Mt. Sefton from the Mueller Lookout
Easy/Intermediate

Hooker Valley Track

6.2 mi 10.0 km 449' Up 136.9 m Up 449' Down 136.86 m Down

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

Ben Lomond via Access Road

8.9 mi 14.3 km 4,410' Up 1344.19 m Up 4,410' Down 1344.03 m Down

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

Gertrude Saddle

5.4 mi 8.7 km 2,121' Up 646.42 m Up 2,121' Down 646.36 m Down

Queenstown, NZ
Favorite Iris Burn.
Intermediate/Difficult

Kepler Track

36.7 mi 59.1 km 6,388' Up 1946.96 m Up 6,389' Down 1947.35 m Down

Te Anau, NZ
Favorite Emily Peak from Key Summit
Intermediate

Key Summit

4.7 mi 7.6 km 1,389' Up 423.41 m Up 1,389' Down 423.39 m Down

Queenstown, NZ
Favorite Dart Valley with the Routeburn Falls Lodge overlooking the valley
Intermediate/Difficult

Routeburn Track: Routeburn Shelter to the Divide

19.2 mi 31.0 km 3,891' Up 1185.95 m Up 3,719' Down 1133.49 m Down

Queenstown, NZ
Favorite Crossing Black Birch Stream
Intermediate/Difficult

Red Tarns Track

2.2 mi 3.6 km 1,099' Up 335.02 m Up 1,098' Down 334.7 m Down

Mount C…, NZ

South Island Running

  • 1,874 Miles 3,015 Kilometers of Trail
  • 39 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Gems Gems
  • 60 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 136 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 45 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in South Island - 202

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1.4 mi 2.2 km #1Mueller Hut Track
Difficult
Mount Cook Village, NZ
Difficult
Mount Cook Village, NZ 11 
1.2 mi 1.9 km #2Sealy Tarns Track
Difficult
Mount Cook Village, NZ
Difficult
Mount Cook Village, NZ 15 
4.3 mi 7.0 km #3Routeburn Track: Lake Mackenzie Hut
Intermediate/Difficult
Queenstown, NZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Queenstown, NZ
5.2 mi 8.3 km #4Routeburn Track: Lake Howden Hut
Intermediate/Difficult
Queenstown, NZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Queenstown, NZ
0.8 mi 1.3 km #5Key Summit Track
Intermediate
Queenstown, NZ
Intermediate
Queenstown, NZ
2.1 mi 3.4 km #6Routeburn Track: Harris Shelter
Intermediate/Difficult
Queenstown, NZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Queenstown, NZ
2.7 mi 4.4 km #7Queenstown Hill Summit Trail
Intermediate
Queenstown, NZ
Intermediate
Queenstown, NZ
1.7 mi 2.7 km #8Sutherland Falls Track
Intermediate
Te Anau, NZ
Intermediate
Te Anau, NZ
1.4 mi 2.2 km #9Key Summit Overlook Track
Intermediate
Queenstown, NZ
Intermediate
Queenstown, NZ
5.8 mi 9.3 km #10Queen Charlotte Track: Meretoto/Ship Cove to Camp Bay
Intermediate/Difficult
Picton, NZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Picton, NZ

Photos of South Island - 579

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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 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 a video guide for the Milford Track. The alpine section over MacKinnon Pass is highlighted, showing you how to prepare for a successful trip so that you make it home safely.
Feb 25, 2020 near Queenstown, 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