4214 Te Anau-Milford Highway, Te Anau Downs

The Boyd Creek tops track cuts across the bog pine and manuka scrub then bypasses the Southland Boys High School Lodge. The marked track continues to bush line then experienced trampers may explore further into the tops of the Countess Range and the Snowdon Forest area.

To reach the start of this track follow the Milford Road, about 44 km (35 minutes drive) north from Te Anau. A track sign at the roadside says ‘Boyd Creek’. Follow the shingle road for about 200 m to a car park and picnic area. 


Note: This is a difficult tramping track so you will need good fitness and moderate to high level backcountry (remote areas) skills and experience, including navigation and survival skills.

Note: Dog access is allowed if the dog is on a leash. Go here for more dog friendly walks and areas in Southland.

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Last modified
Tue 2 Jun 2020
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