Fjordland is home to some of the most well known and beautiful tracks in New Zealand. During peak season tracks such as the Milford Track and the Routeburn Track sell out of bunk space in the Department of Conservation sites, which are the only places to sleep during the multiday hikes. So Claire and I took the opportunity to do day hikes on some of these tracks.
|Hiking up to Key Summit during a break in the weather|
|Key Summit on the Routeburn|
|A refreshing swim in Lake Marian|
|The view from our campsite in the Eglington Valley|
|Eglington Valley at dusk|
|Beech Forest near the campsite|
|Mitre Peak on the left dwarfs the cruise ship|
The Kepler track was another beautiful day hike. The meandered through trout laden streams, beech forest, bogs, and lakes.