Hike to Lake Marian
New Zealand › Lake Marian Trailhead
Added by Lauren Schusterman
Lake Marian is and extremely beautiful alpine lake a great hike on the drive into Milford Sound. If you hike this on a warm day, it's not a bad place to go for a (very cold) swim.
The track starts soon after the turnoff onto Hollyford Rd off the Milford Highway. The track begins with a bridge crossing over a river and then soon reached Marian Falls. From the falls the trail climbs steeply through forest until the lake. The lake is a beautiful place to spend several hours and then return via the same track. The track is covered in roots and rocks and requires care as to avoid falling.
A quicker version of the hike would be a quick 20 minute walk to the falls.
- Sturdy hiking boots
- Bathing suit (if you would like to swim in the lake)
- Warm clothing
- Bug spray
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Everything New Zealand Can Offer In A Single Hike
Lake Marian was an afterthought addition to my New Zealand hike itinerary. Very glad it was added in since it is now one of my favorite hikes ever. A lush green forest opening up into an alpine lake- everything you'd want - and expect - from New Zealand all wrapped up into one.
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