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Key Summit Hike

Enjoyable 3hr hike for views


This iconic walk starts at The Divide (532m) on the Te Anau to Milford Hwy and is essentially, the western end of the Routeburn Track. The walk is initially through beech forest, then breaks from the main Routeburn Track to zigzag up to Key Summit at 918m.

Views are incredible and you’re really on the South Island’s water divide. The Hollyford River heads west to the Tasman Sea; the Greenstone River heads east to Queenstown’s Lake Wakatipu, then eventually to the Pacific Ocean; and water in the Eglinton River flows to Lake Te Anau and eventually out to the southern coast.

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Key Summit Track

Fiordland NP Hiking Tracks

Half-day hikes

Te Anau to Milford Road

Dayhikers' South Island Itinerary

Daywalks Trip in the South (2 weeks)

Text © Craig McLachlan

Image by craig