Lake Gunn Nature Walk

45 mins

1.4km (loop)


  • Ancient beech forest
  • Tranquil lake
  • Easy loop walk



Accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.

An easy 45-minute loop on the edge of Lake Gunn that leads through picturesque beech forests. Suitable for all ages

Beech forest, Lake Gunn, Fiordland

By Miles Holden

Lake Gunn, Fiordland

By Cruising Milford Sound Ltd

Lake Gunn Nature Walk, Fiordland

By Miles Holden

Lake Gunn, Fiordland

By @helloemilie

Located in Fiordland National Park, the Lake Gunn Nature Walk passes through red beech forest and offers a glimpse of Eglinton Valley's birdlife.

To make the most of your time in Fiordland, hikers can start at Key Summit Track located at the Great Divide carpark, and detour to Cascade Creek Camp Ground.

Side trips can be made to several lake beaches and sheltered fishing spots.

Department of Conservation

Click the link below for more information and detailed maps about this hike.

Lake Gunn Nature Walk

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Getting there

  • This walk begins from the Milford Road, about 78km from Te Anau.
  • A signpost at the Cascade Creek campground marks the entrance to the walk.

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