AN INTREPID HIKE FOR THE EXPERIENCED AND FIT
George Sound Track
This is the hiking challenge for mountaineering buffs used to embarking on thrilling outdoor adventures. The journey is the reward, they say, whoever they are. In this case, it’s not entirely true: this epic pilgrimage will lead you all the way from Lake Te Anau to the fiord of George Sound, so you get twice the bang for your buck – and you get there on your own two feet! The trail may seem to exist on the cutting edge of nowhere, but as you travel along the route, it’s easy to recognise that the scenery here is worth the struggle.
Although the track is reasonably well marked, you can expect to encounter tree falls, river crossings, muddy waters, rough terrain. It’s pure wilderness. Absolutely nobody is around. It’s a quick fix for any escapist needs and certainly not for the faint hearted.