Benro filters, Canon TS-E 24 F/3.8L II, Dusky Sound, Fiordland, Forest, Hauroko Burn, Kintail River, Lake Hauroko, Lake Manapouri, Lake Rowe, Multi-day, New Zealand, River, Seaforth River, Sony A7R, Spey River, Tramping
We’re just recently back from doing one of New Zealand’s more challenging multi-day walks, the Dusky Track which runs between the northern end of Lake Hauroko and the West Arm of Lake Manapouri. It’s a relatively undeveloped route, notorious for its sandflies, mud, and rivers that rise rapidly after each of the intense rain storms that regularly sweep in from the Tasman Sea. We knew that it was going to push us to our limits, but the opportunity to do it with friends was too hard to resist, and on a soggy morning in late March we stood in the rain and watched the Namu depart back down Lake Hauroko after dropping us at the Lake Hauroko Hut.
A selection of photos from the stunning landscapes encountered on this trip can be found here.