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Lake Marian Guided Walk

Lake Marian offers an adventurous guided day excursion from Te Anau, offering hiking amongst superb forest and alpine scenery.

Trip Information:

Not suitable for children under 12 years
Departs 7.45am Oct – Apr
Returns around 5.30 pm
Group size max 6 people
Fully guided walk
Fitness required
Minimum of 2 paying adults required

Rates (NZD)

Peak Season (Oct - Apr)
adult $180
child $165
infant -

Guided Walk Description

We begin our journey with a spectacular scenic drive along the Milford Road to the Lower Hollyford, the starting point for the guided walk to Lake Marian. Enroute there are opportunities for short nature walks and photographic stops. The hike starts with a gentle walk alongside a spectacular series of waterfalls, then steepens and becomes quite rocky underfoot as we ascend through a lush forest of fuchsia, ribbon wood and beech trees.

With a maximum of 6 walkers the Trips and Tramps guide will share information and stories about the natural and human heritage of Fiordland. Stops for photographs, bird-watching and enjoying the scenery are regularly made along the way ensuring a pleasurable climb. Hot drinks and energy snacks are carried by the guide, and a wilderness tea break is made available as required.

After walking 2-3 hours Lake Marian, our stunning destination is reached. This beautiful alpine lake is situated in a hanging valley surrounded by steep, snow clad mountains. As weather allows we enjoy a picnic lunch at this inspirational location and relax in this magnificent alpine amphitheatre.

When the group is ready, we make a leisurely decent back down the track to the Hollyford Road and then travel back to Te Anau by coach.

What to Bring

Comfortable walking boots/shoes, waterproof jacket, warm clothing including hat and gloves, sun screen and sun hat, camera, lunch (if not pre ordered), water bottle, day pack, personal medication if required, and insect repellent. Walking poles are optional.

Additional Options

Walk Picnic Lunch
Adult $17
Child $17
Infant -