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GlobeTrotters4001
Brisbane, Australia803 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We always do this walk when we visit Te Anau. Of all the places in the world we've visited - Olympic Peninsula, British Columbia, Japan, Alaska - nothing compares to the green lushness of the mosses and ferns in this nature walk. Time after time it still remains our favourite moss walk. From walking through thick moss ladened trees to the halfway point where you can sit and meditate and just take in the serenity of the lake vista before you, before returning on this very short walk.
Written May 7, 2024
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Tommo
Melbourne, Australia55,715 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
We stopped off to do the shorter Lake Gunn walk visiting the lake and doing the loop.

This was visited during our Trips and Tramps Milford Sound Tour.

Our guide was good at stopping the birdlife and pointing out the various types of birds.

Its a pretty and scenic area.
Written January 26, 2023
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michael costello
Sydney, Australia54 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Heading to Milford Sound the turnoff to Lake Gunn is on the left (or on the right if leaving Milford Sound for Te Anau). There you can do an easy 20-minute loop walk through an eerie, moss-covered ancient beech forest. Half way along the track is Lake Gunn with its splendid scenery (definite photo opportunity). Great to stretch the legs and breathe in the fresh air. [TIP: wear ankle/leg/arm protection because the 000's of sandflies will bite and you'll be scratching for days!]
Written January 31, 2020
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Dan_Explorateur
Gatineau, Canada222 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
As you drive along the Milford Sound Hwy, feel free to stop at the South end of Lake Gunn where you will find a beautiful nature track leading to the Lake that is mind bugling and gives you the impression you are in a scene of Lord of the Ring or a haunted forest. Highly recommended and save about 30 minutes to complete this loop.
Written December 26, 2019
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dieselnator
Greenville, SC291 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
The nature walk is an easy 30 minute walk that loops around and takes you by the lake. Along the way they have informative signs to read. We loved how peaceful it was in the forest. Worth a stop!
Written April 25, 2019
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Shatiel
Belfast, UK726 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Pleasant walk amidst nature, Lake Gunn is nice but wouldn't consider the walk a must do. Takes less than an hour to complete.
Written March 24, 2019
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Michael P
Annapolis, MD282 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Be sure to stop here on your way back from Milford Sound. A quick 45 minute level walk takes you into an enchanted green experience with think rich moss. The moss is more prevalent in the beginning of the walk so be sure to take lots of pictures. We walked the day bonfire St. Paddy’s Day so posting pictures on line was great!.
Written March 19, 2019
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britaussie1
Sydney, Australia90 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Lovely little spot for a break from driving. Picturesque and peaceful. Recommended stop off point...just remember the bug spray.
Written March 11, 2019
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Sean Liu
Taiwan1,541 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
It's a good middle stop if you are visiting from Te Anau or from Milford, which is a great 45 minutes round trip back to carpark. The walk is pretty easy and flat, and quite suitable for family with kids. When you walk towards Lake Gunn, there is a small opening with bench for you to enjoy the beauty of it. Also there are numerous of opportunities of South Island Robin and Rifleman sightings, be sure to watch it from a distance without feeding them.
Written March 6, 2019
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Andy F
285 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019
Nice forest walk and view of the lake. Short 25 min loop. Nice stretch of the legs but not a must do walk but nice enough. So many nice places to stop on the drive to Milford - guess you can’t do them all!!
Written January 10, 2019
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