Lake MacKenzie Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos

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Lake MacKenzie Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainHills, Lakes / Rivers / WaterfallsDateMid Jan
Region/PlaceOtago, Fiordland NP / Mt Aspiring NPCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)18Height gain (m)500Route findingEasy
RouteThe Divide - Key Summit - Lake McKenzie - The Divide
NotesAn excellent day walk to one of the finest sights in New Zealand's South Island, Lake MacKenzie. Although this walk goes along the Routeburn Track, permits are only required for overnight stays. Without advance booking, and starting at The Divide, you could camp at the Greenstone Saddle and then walk out along the Greenstone or Caples Track in 2-3 days.
Track leading to Key Summit from The Divide and Darran Mtns, The Divide - Key Summit (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 18-Jan-01, B800

Mt Christina (L), Mt Lyttle (R) and Key Summit Tarn, The Divide - Key Summit (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 18-Jan-01, B802

Hollyford Valley from Key Summit, with Earl Mtns (L) and Darran Mtns (R), The Divide - Key Summit (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 18-Jan-01, B804

Ocean Peak (M), Emily Pass (MR), Emily Peak (R) and Ailsa Mtns (R) from Key Summit, The Divide - Key Summit (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 18-Jan-01, B805

Tarn at Key Summit (919), with Mt Christina (2502) (L) and Mt Lyttle (1913) (R) in Darran Mtns, The Divide - Key Summit - Lake McKenzie - The Divide Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 22-Jan-04, SA979

Emily Peak (MR) and Conical Peak (ML - with snow) from nr Key Summit, The Divide - Key Summit - Lake McKenzie - The Divide Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 22-Jan-04, SA981

Earland Falls, between Lake Howden Hut and McKenzie Hut, The Divide - Key Summit - Lake McKenzie - The Divide Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 22-Jan-04, SA982

Lake McKenzie and Mt Emily (M) from nr Lake McKenzie Hut, The Divide - Key Summit - Lake McKenzie - The Divide Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 22-Jan-04, SA984

Lake McKenzie and Mt Emily (MR) from nr Lake McKenzie Hut, The Divide - Key Summit - Lake McKenzie - The Divide Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 22-Jan-04, SA990

View to mountains across Hollyford Valley from The Orchard, with green broad-leaved ribbonwood trees, The Divide - Key Summit - Lake McKenzie - The Divide Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 22-Jan-04, SA991

The Orchard, with green broad-leaved ribbonwood trees, with Martins Bay / Hollyford Valley (M), The Divide - Key Summit - Lake McKenzie - The Divide Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 22-Jan-04, SA992

Lake Howden from Howden Hut and view to south, The Divide - Key Summit - Lake McKenzie - The Divide Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 22-Jan-04, SA993