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Address: Fiordland National Park, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Full-Day Milford Sound Hiking Tour with Cruise
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Amazing hike!

Wonderful hike in the Fjordlands. Park near Homer Hut and start hiking - up the valley and then up the mountain. The hike goes off the trail quickly (though there are tracks you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mark P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful hike in the Fjordlands. Park near Homer Hut and start hiking - up the valley and then up the mountain. The hike goes off the trail quickly (though there are tracks you can follow in the summer). Above Black Lake, steel cables provide some protection but aren't necessary if the Rock is dry. The views at the top are... More 

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Thank Mark P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

If you only have one day to hike in Fiordland, A) That's really a shame, and B) You should do Gertrude Saddle. The views from the top rival or even surpass those of the Routeburn and Kepler Tracks (I haven't done the Milford or Dusky, so I can't say about those), but unlike those Great Walks, you can do Gertrude... More 

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Thank DGSat
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Nice views just off the road, clouds hanging from cliffs--great for photo-buffs...not too hard to get off the trail--look for the trail-marking posts, don't just follow what looks like a trail--I made that mistake and ended up doing some bushwhacking (not appreciated by my wife)

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Thank Karl H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a nice track through a short valley into a gradual climb near spectacular water fall. Cloudy on the top/saddle, but well worth the time and effort.

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Thank rettup
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Fabulous views, a little treacherous as the snow was melting , but the waterfalls and Black ;lake were fantastic even small ice bergs in the stream. Recommend taking walking poles and plenty of sun protection

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Thank Perth2go
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Undertake only in good weather. A beautiful journey up the valley. Really worth it even if you don't make it to the top; just walking up to the top of the valley before you start climbing steeply is amazing. Excellent Swimming hole a short walk from the main road if your passing on a hot day. Navigation reasonably straight forward.... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

My teenage son and myself , stayed up in homer hut .....made a day trip to Gertrude saddle . It started off as just a track ...when it slowly started to climb .....the climb to the too is tough and dangerous ,,,but very exciting and worth the pain .... We had a good fine day but I am sure the... More 

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1 Thank Robin C
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

For me, this hike tops the Routeburn in terms of views and cool factor. The track is hard to follow at times, and you are walking up an old rock/avalanche fall in places. This can make for tough going, but the view at the top is second to none. As mentioned by another reviewer, there is sign at the road... More 

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Te Anau, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Father,Mother,son aged 12,daughter aged 8 set out to conquer GS.Lovely sunny day when we set out. We took out time and picked our way to the top.View with the kea from the top looking to Milford Sound was amazing.Mist started creeping in so we turned to come back and mist followed us in quickly making rocks a little slipprey.All safe... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

only for experienced mountain hikers, steep walk, treacherous and slippery in the wet. fantastic views in good weather. looks down onto milford sound, few other people around.

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