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Discover the Alpine World


Sat 21 Jan 2017, 10:00am–4:00pm

Where: Mt Burns Tarns Track, Fiordland National Park, Borland Road, Manapouri, Fiordland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Part of the Fiordland summer events programme: Explore the alpine world of Fiordland with botanist Brian Rance. Walk along the Mt Burns Tarns Track, enjoy the spectacular views and learn about the amazing plants found there.

A good level of fitness is required.

Transport: Drive own car or carpool to Borland Saddle on Borland Road in Monowai, Southland. Lake Monowai and the Borland Road are located about 67 km from Te Anau (1 hour), and 120 km from Invercargill (1 hour 45 min) and can be accessed via the Southern Scenic Route. Note that the Borland Road is unsealed, narrow and steep in places, and subject to slips, washouts, snow, ice, high winds and fallen trees.

What to bring:
- Warm clothes that are suitable for Fiordland's mountain weather.
- Raincoat and water proof over-trousers
- Sturdy boots
- Torch and spare batteries
- Lunch, snacks and drink
- Insect Repellent
- Sunscreen
- Personal first aid kit/medication
- Spare clothes for afterwards
- Camera

If you are adequately equipped, activities will be enjoyable, otherwise, they can be cold and miserable. DOC reserves the right to refuse participation if you are not adequately equipped.

Entry by gold coin donation. Bookings are essential as numbers are limited. Postponement date Sunday 22 January.