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Gertrude Saddle

Fiordland National Park, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Full-Day Milford Sound Hiking Tour with Cruise
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“black lake” (2 reviews)
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Fiordland National Park, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 these mischievous but cheeky parrots away from your car....More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 11 April 2017

One of the most stunning areas, a big steep hike to get up there, but worth it for views - watch the weather though.

Thank happysheepChina
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best day walks you can do in New Zealand. We camped up there for 2 days and climbed Barrier and Marian Peaks (with crampons) before coming down via the MacPherson/Talbot traverse. The hike up to Gertrude Saddle is straightforward but...More

Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This was so beautiful, I just wish we weren't so rushed getting through here. We only had two days to explore the whole area, talk about power trekking! Highly recommend adding this to your list!

Thank Heather L
Reviewed 15 March 2017

My friend and I were visiting late​ October, so the snow was still blocking the ascent to the peak. We decided to give it a go nevertheless. Definitely worth it. We climbed as far as we could with no gear, stopped for lunch, then slid...More

Thank Mhs8167
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We hike it in 4hours return. We went fast because we were press on time but this was among the best new zealand hike we did!

1  Thank Samuel C
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We stopped by chance on our way back from Milford Sound and walked part of the tramp. It is a tramp for those who have done some tramping as it is not a well worn track. We didn't have the time to complete the tramp,...More

Thank deborahbC3444RB
Reviewed 4 January 2017

After discovering the helicopter noise, tourist traffic and extreme sandflies at Milford Sound, this hike was the perfect opposite. It was a wonderful long walk through the magnificent valley floor, through stunning river pools of clear water, then a short, steep and steady hike through...More

Thank trinybop
Reviewed 1 December 2016

This is a fun stroll for an experienced hiker, with easy access up into the alpine environment. For a more casual hiker this will absolutely blow your mind. Be prepared and don't be like the countless backpackers wandering up well into the afternoon, leave early...More

1  Thank layknot
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Gertruds sattle is one of the most rewarding hikes we I have ever done... It is not the easiest though. If you decide to do it, please make sure the weather looks stabil for the day.... and bring enough food and water, as you will...More

Thank ErikKraft
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