Day trip

Fiordland National Park: Hidden Hankinson Day Hike

Activity provider: Fiordland Outdoors Co.

Fiordland National Park: Hidden Hankinson Day Hike

Activity provider: Fiordland Outdoors Co.

From US$ 155.82 per person

Journey to Lake Hankinson by private boat. Enjoy a short hike through lush beech forests, a gourmet lunch and the opportunity to hand-feed the native eels.

About this activity

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Please arrive 15 minutes before departure time at the Te Anau Downs Boat Ramp. Parking is available.
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover a hidden lake deep within Fiordland
  • Enjoy a full-day adventure to a remote and rarely seen part of Fiordland
  • Experience pure Fiordland with no tracks, roads or clearings
  • Travel by private boat along the South Island's largest lake
Full description
Embark on a full-day adventure to Lake Hankinson by private boat with a knowledgeable private guide. Visit a special part of Fiordland people rarely get to see and enjoy a short hike through lush beech forests, a gourmet lunch and the opportunity to hand-feed the native eels. Depart Te Anau Downs, take a boat ride across the South Island’s largest lake, Lake Te Anau for a sense of how big Fiordland is. Take a short walk through the beech forest to find the hidden lake. Don’t expect a sealed path here, it’s a short, moderate trek through the Fiordland bush. Arrive at a hidden boat shed for your first glimpse of the glacial lake that time forgot, Lake Hankinson. Jump aboard a second boat and venture further into Fiordland with a boat ride up Lake Hankinson. As the bush clears, spot the oldest remaining hut in Fiordland National Park, Hankinson Hut. Admire its rich with history, full of stories of adventurers, deer cullers, and those seeking escape. The clear waters of the Wapiti River flowing past the hut may entice keen anglers, or you may simply take a moment to appreciate the immense ecological system that is Fiordland National Park.
Includes
  • 2 x boat rides
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Private nature guide
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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    What to bring

    • Hiking shoes
    • Weather-appropriate clothing

    Know before you go

    • This experience is 7 hours return

    Product ID: 273012