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All reviews bad weather milford sound homer tunnel day trip trail snow ascent kea scenic river cruise
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Reviewed 19 July 2018

Visited on Friday 4th May. This was another stop on our coach trip to Milford Sound. So many amazing views just getting there. A day trip is definitely not long enough to enjoy this wonderful place.

1  Thank Michael-4551
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Make a stop on the way or from the cruise. Milford highway has a lot of different scenic photo stops, but Gertrude saddle should not be missed!

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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Just remember to ask doc’s advice before you go. It’s not just a track but also might be a life threaten challenge track. The day I went is amazing beautiful even though the track more than half of them is full of snow. The weather...More

1  Thank NicoleChiu
Reviewed 12 February 2018

We crossed the creek twice, and then discovered you don’t need to. You may still get wet if you walk around the bend in the river as there may be flooding. There are several warnings of dangers on this trail. We did it on a...More

Thank Trevor B
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

One of the best day hikes I've completed. Definitely a challenge, but lots of fun if it's your kind of thing. Do be careful, and only attempt in clear weather. Easy to slip on some sections, especially on decent. If reasonably fit and healthy, it'll...More

Thank JDG888
Reviewed 7 January 2018

We enjoyed a spectacular walk up to the saddle from the car park. It's about 5 km one way and around 700 m of ascent. At the top is one of the best picnic spots in the world, with incredible views down to Milford sound....More

1  Thank timsimons
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Strenuous walk. Steep and rocky. Stunning waterfalls, lake and views of glacial formation of valleys. Slippery and sharp rocks. Lots of fresh water to drink. Two river crossings shoes off. Views down to Milford sound. Over to mountain peaks and glaciers.

2  Thank Loi J
Reviewed 23 June 2017

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

2  Thank Kevin P
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4 July 2018|
Response from NicoleChiu | Reviewed this property |
You might need to rent a car to get there. And you might ask for a tour guide as well. Ask “trip and tramp” this company they might help or they can provide any other way.
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22 January 2018|
Response from Loi J | Reviewed this property |
EArly early morning if it is hot but the air is hazy. Early afternoon stronger Light and warmer.
26 November 2017|
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Response from JuniperM40 |
Nope. There are no permits required to hike this trail. (The other answer did not answer the question at all).