Walking & Tramping

Mt Burns Tarns Track

Borland Saddle, Borland Road, Monowai

This enjoyable, short tramping track leads from the Borland Saddle through the bush to the open, tussock-covered tops of Mt Burns. The stunning alpine tarns (lakes) and spectacular, unique views are well worth the steep climb.

Plant lovers will enjoy the array of alpine plants including hebes, Spaniards (Aciphylla species), daisies (Celmisia species), Dracophyllum species and more. 

45 minutes return tramping, this 1km track starts from Borland Saddle on Borland Road.

Department of Conservation
Last modified
Tue 26 Jun 2018
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Sightseeing
  • Natural Attraction
  • Activities
  • Less than half day
  • Scenic Photo Point
  • Scenic Attraction
  • Self-Guided
  • Walking & Tramping