arrive in Te Anau
the night in Te Anau and collect your track notes and camping
Te Anau, Brod Bay, Luxmore
Walk 5 - 6 hours, 8.2
km (4.9 m )
the water taxi across Lake Te Anau to Brod Bay.
The track to the
bushline starts about halfway along the beach and
climbs steadily for about two hours to limestone
bluffs, an ideal lunch stop. After another hour’s
climb the bushline is reached, providing panoramic
views of the Te Anau Basin, Takatimu Mountains,
and the Snowdon and Earl Mountains.
Luxmore Hut ( 1085m ) is about a 45 minute walk
from the bushline. It has 2 bunk rooms with 55
side trip to the Luxmore Caves. Please leave your
intentions at the hut and have a few light sources
Luxmore Hut to Iris Burn Hut
Walk 5 - 6 hours / 14.6 km ( 8.8 m)
Luxmore Hut the track climbs gradually to a ridge
just below the summit of Mount Luxmore (1472m).
A 10 minute side trip to the summit of Mount Luxmore
provides excellent views.
track then descends to a shelter close to the Forest
Burn Saddle. The track sidles, climbs and then
follows a ridge system for about two hours to the
Hanging Valley Shelter.
long, open ridge leads toward the Iris Burn and
descends into a Hanging Valley. The track descends
through forest to the Iris Burn Hut (497m). It
has 5 bunk rooms with 50 bunks and 10 campsites.
a pleasant evening stroll head up the valley for
20 minutes to Iris Burn Waterfall.