Day 1: Glade Wharf to Clinton Hut - 1 hour 30 minutes, 5km.


Analysing terrain data



The exposure grade describes the potential consequences of falling or slipping off the path.

Low Exposure: The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.

Medium Exposure: The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

High Exposure: Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.

Extreme Exposure: Some trail sections are extreme exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.


Following the boat cruise from Te Anau Downs, (1 hour 15 minutes), you walk through beech forrest along the banks of the Clinton River to Clinton Hut, where you spend the first night.