Gertrude Saddle, Te Anau

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#7 of 11 in Trails in Fiordland National Park
Gertrude Saddle is located in Te Anau. Our Te Anau trip itinerary builder app makes visiting Gertrude Saddle and other Te Anau attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We enjoyed a spectacular walk up to the saddle from the car park. It's about 5 km one way and around 700 m of ascent. At the top is one of the best picnic spots in the world, with incredible views dow...  more »
  • Strenuous walk. Steep and rocky. Stunning waterfalls, lake and views of glacial formation of valleys. Slippery and sharp rocks. Lots of fresh water to drink. Two river crossings shoes off. Views down ...  more »
  • Located just before the Homer Tunnel entrance, the Gertrude saddle is a great place to stop to get some amazing mountain photos. However, it is best to appoint someone to be on "Kea Patrol" to keep th...  more »

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Despite its modest size, Te Anau offers a decent range of accommodations from which to explore the surrounding national park. Boutique hotels, economy motels with kitchenettes, and rental apartments cluster mostly in the town center, but also along the main roads that lead into it. Campsites offer a good option for those wanting a full-on outdoor holiday. Reserve in advance for busier periods.
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