Lake Hauroko Tours have been operating commercial transport to the Dusky Track & tours on Lake Hauroko since 1980.

We are keen to share with you our vast knowledge & experience of the Southwest corner of New Zealand.

Trips & Tramps Dusky Track Transport


Transport connection to the Dusky Track from Te Anau and Manapouri. This 84 km tramp is one of New Zealand's more challenging and remote tramps, for experienced groups only. Trips & Tramps offers the complete Dusky Track Transport Package to access this track, working in conjunction with Lake Hauroko Tours and West Arm boats to co-ordinate the transport logistics - so you can focus on surviving the trail!

Dates for 2021-2022 season

First trip 4th Nov Thursday only.

Dec 20th Jan 16th  Start of Monday and Thursday. (peak season)

20th Jan -21st April  back to Thursday only.

Operates every Thursday (and Monday in peak season) - Bookings essential

7:30am from your Te Anau Accommodation or 8am from View Street Carpark in Manapouri.

You will be transported over land to Clifden corner to connect with Lake Hauroko Tours where we will take you accross the lake on our vessel Namu.

Estimated Arrival:
Dusky Track (South End) at Lake Hauroko Burn around 11am.

Dusky Track Transport
Dusky Track Transport

For Monday / Thursday transport to the Dusky Track from Te Anau and Manapouri book through Trip & Tramps.

For transport on days other than Mondays or Thursdays so send us a Booking Request and we will help you out.

Trips & Tramp Booking Request

2020 Dusky Track Report


The tramp was great. I can’t deny it was pretty hard! But we all thought the track was in a relatively good state, considering the recent rain.

Lots of fallen trees, oceans of mud as expected, but all manageable.  Definitely worth timing things for the low tide route if possible out to Supper cove as it’s infinitely preferable to the high tide route! The bridge over dashwood stream being down is a bit of a pain because it’s 10km into the section, but luckily even though it had been raining a bit that day we were able to cross.

Huts are great, lots of mice though, which is worth being careful about with food.

Update: Doc Te Anau has told me the Bridge is out at Loch Marie. A river crossing is necessary. The river will need crossed, Find a good spot up stream, be careful and only attempt when you know it is safe.

Lots of trees down


Lots of trees down, lots of dead ends from other people taking wrong turns and a lack of trail markers. On the climb between kintail and upper spay a tree hanging upside down blocking a very steep part. have to rockclimb up and mantle on top of the rootball. A tree fallen on one of the walk wires going to supper cove. Not hard to cross the stream though.


Lake Hauroko Adventure Packages

Dusky Sound Tramper Transport, Scenic Tours and more!

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Lake Hauroko and Surrounds

Tuatapere is a small pioneering town built alongside the mighty Waiau River. Situated not far from the rugged Southwest coast, Tuatapere offers the gateway to Southwest Fiordland, Lake Hauroko & the Dusky Track.

Lake Hauroko is the deepest known lake in New Zealand. It is completely natural with no man made interference, and is a spectacular start to the Dusky Track.

Humpridge Transport

Follow the link below for transport options to and from Invercargill, Queenstown and Te Anau

Humpridge Transport

Dusky Track Brochure (DOC)

The link below will help you with information regarding the Dusky Track

Download Brochure