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You must have a booking to before you start this track. failure to do so could result in a fine and no where to sleep for the night. Always check the latest weather updates before starting this track. Getting there Access is off SH 6, 26 km south of...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7886, New Zealand
This is an amazing hike with some beautiful views. The hike itself is technically easy but in bad weather would be a challenge for some (lots of slippy rocks and stream/River crossings). Do not attempt this hike in bad weather or heavy rain, although we...More
I have now done this 3 times and I'd do it again.
Ultimate experience for any keen kiwis or travellers exploring the area! Good for experienced trampers but a beginner can do this too with the right gear and a helpful tramping buddy.
I cannot stress how many sandflies there are in this walk! Didn’t spoil my experience - the forest is magical and track challenging in a fun way. Hut is really well looked after, super comfortable and right next to the natural hot pool.
Been on the bucket list for a while and well worth the wait. This is a track that has many faces - one minute walking around bog, next through man-made cuttings, then boulder hopping beside the river. The swing bridges were a highlight. Welcome Flat...More
An easy hike (5ish hours to/from the Copland hut). Once parking the car (just off the main highway in a parking area) you wade through a small river and follow the river upstream through native forest.
We saw a few groups with children (10y/olds maybe?)...More
the track can be finished within 4 hours if you are very fit. the highlights are snowy peaks as backdrop while the turquoise Copland river running along most of the track and the hot pool in the end.
Mind the sandflies though. but keep your...More
We had a pretty terrible experience at the Copland Track in late January.
As a bit of background, we are both big hikers and have done a lot of better hikes in New Zealand like Mueller Hut (1 day), Abel Tasman Coastal Track, Routeburn, etc....More
We did the Copland Track in March and it was an absolute great experience that I don't wanna miss. None of us is very sporty, so it took us 8 hours to get to the Hut instead of 7. It wasn't easy and absolute challenging...More
This was the overnight track we chose, mainly for the hot spring at the end. Took us 8 hours to get to the welcome flat and 7 back, the next day.
+ interesting and moderate walk, lots of scenery, well maintained and clean hut, hot...More
We attempted this track just after a day of heavy rainfall. The track was not closed but we could not find a place to cross the river (to get to the start of the track) without getting wet feet. So we took the flood detour......More