Lake Gunn, Fiordland National Park

4.5
#7 of 8 in Nature in Fiordland National Park
Stroll through a scenic red beech forest with the deep blue waters of Lake Gunn at your feet. Located within a national park, this easy loop that follows the edge of the lake takes less than an hour to complete and is suitable for all ages. Along the way, you can admire the diverse and prolific birdlife of the area or simply soak in the tranquility of the surrounding mountains. Look for side paths, which lead to several stony beaches and some sheltered fishing spots. This popular walk is less busy in the winter. Make Lake Gunn part of your personalized Glenorchy itinerary using our Glenorchy online route planner.
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  • Heading to Milford Sound the turnoff to Lake Gunn is on the left (or on the right if leaving Milford Sound for Te Anau). There you can do an easy 20-minute loop walk through an eerie, moss-covered...  more »
  • As you drive along the Milford Sound Hwy, feel free to stop at the South end of Lake Gunn where you will find a beautiful nature track leading to the Lake that is mind bugling and gives you the...  more »
  • The nature walk is an easy 30 minute walk that loops around and takes you by the lake. Along the way they have informative signs to read. We loved how peaceful it was in the forest. Worth a stop!  more »
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  • A stunning location indeed. The lake is beautiful since it has shades of green in it. It is a really calm location. Please do not go to attempt /experiment things here such as swimming at this location. Not recommend to do those. Just go, relax and enjoy the beauty. Must visit location. Recommend 😎😎😎
  • A beautiful alpine lake. Check out the north end.. you can't camp there but it is amazing to visit.
  • Piecefull and perfect with great reflections and then wild winds and heavy rain. Lake Gunn has it all. Different day different moods
  • I could never get sick of this place.
  • Beautiful.

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