South Coast Track: A Walk in Fiordland

The last two years ago today, this is where we were. How I wish I was there again. Of course we can’t go this year because of Della’s sudden angina. Maybe the Dusky next year! What I said two years ago: ‘Home from the Waitutu Forest! More posts to follow. In brief, the South Coast Track is a ‘Highly Recommended’! Though we did not achieve all our goals there, we did make most of them, and walked out on our own four legs without the aid of Medevac, so, ‘All good’!

The Waitutu Forest is the only virgin podocarp forest in NZ (the world) untouched even by Maori. It is beautiful and serene beyond belief! It is also surprisingly easy walking, if a couple of fogies such as us can hobble through it, at least. There are many lovely warm huts. The temperature there is about 3C above Invercargill’s, so not much less than home in Central Gippsland. We encountered very few other people. Most nights we had the huts entirely to ourselves. There are many sections where you can (alternatively) walk along beautiful isolated beaches.

Some ‘teaser’ pix:

Lake Wakatipu Sunset via Queenstown NZ

Lake Wakatipu

Waitutu River Looking West South Coast Track Fiordland NZ

Waitutu Beach

Percy Burn Viaduct South Coast Track Fiordland NZ

Percy Burn Viaduct

Kerin Forks Hut Wilkin-Young Track Fiordland NZ

Makarora River

Lake Hauroko Morning Fiordland NZ

Lake Hauroko

Crombie Stream Walkwire South Coast Track Fiordland NZ

Crossing the Crombie

See also:

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/dusky-south-coast-tracks/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/fiordland-2014-2/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/a-walk-in-fiordland/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/bucket-list-westies-hut/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/fiordland-wairaurahiri-to-rarakau/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/fiordland-wairaurahiri-to-waitutu-part-4/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/westies-hut-topo-map-errors/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/waitutu-forest-fiordland-warm-air-pockets/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/westies-hut/

See also:

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/insects-can-ruin-a-camping-trip/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/dusky-track-canoeing-the-seaforth/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/dusky-track-adventures-1/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/eddie-herrick-moose-hunting-at-dusky-sound/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/eddie-herrick-moose-hunting-at-dusky-sound/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/a-friend-i-met-on-the-dusky-track-fiordland-nz/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/dusky-south-coast-tracks/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/dreaming-of-the-dusky-track/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/the-dusky/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/moose-hunting/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/fiordland-moose/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/fiordland-moose-2/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/hunting-in-fiordland/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/off-to-fiordland/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/shadowland-fiordland-video/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/the-best-toilet-view-in-the-world/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/10-days-in-fiordland/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/fiordland-2009/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/fiordland-nz-with-bryn/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/fiordland-april-2007/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/weather-for-fiordland/

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