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Sutherland Falls Track

Intermediate

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1.7 mile 2.7 kilometer point to point
89% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 475' 145 m
Descent: -85' -26 m
High: 1,215' 370 m
Low: 793' 242 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)

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Trail shared by Tilman Giese

A short run to the world's fifth highest waterfall.

Tilman Giese

Features River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers

Description

From the Milford Track, take the big suspension bridge across Roaring Burn. Once you reach Quintin Lodge, turn left and continue back into the forest, passing the Quintin Shelter on the left. The first part of the track is fairly flat. After a third of a mile, you cross Arthur River over another bridge. What follows is a very steep section with stairs and a rocky track. The ascent is worth it; at 1 mile, you cross the Arthur River again and get a great preview of Sutherland Falls. Continue further through the beech forest until you reach the base of the falls.

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Bridge across Roaring Burn to reach Quintin Lodge. The Twin Sisters are up ahead.
Jan 15, 2018 near Te Anau, NZ
Sutherland Falls
Jan 15, 2018 near Te Anau, NZ
View from Quintin Lodge up the Green Valley
Jan 15, 2018 near Te Anau, NZ
Sutherland Falls
Jan 15, 2018 near Te Anau, NZ
Arthur River and Twin Sisters from the first bridge on the Sutherland Falls Track
Jan 15, 2018 near Te Anau, NZ
Mount Balloon from the Sutherland Falls Track
Jan 15, 2018 near Te Anau, NZ

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