Hidden Lake Waterfall


Hidden Lake Waterfall

Hidden Lake Waterfall is an unofficially named waterfall, accessible on the 2nd day of the world famous Milford Track. The waterfall drops into Hidden Lake, that's why we call it 'Hidden Lake Waterfall'.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 44° 51.732'  E 167° 49.474'
Parking: Te Anau Downs, SH 94
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Multi-days track
Road type: State HW Return track duration: 4days

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 50m Type of the waterfall: Ribbon



Walking and driving instructions


There is only one way to approach these waterfalls - walk the Milford Track (only DOC individual walks and guided walks are available. DOC huts must be booked in advance).

You need to organize a transport to Te Anau Downs where the track starts; then a transport from Milford Sound where the track finishes. Transport can be easily booked as part of Milford Track booking via official DOC site.

Hidden Lake Waterfall is approached on the second day of the journey, but there are other waterfalls which are accessible along Milford Track.

Hidden Lake Waterfall is an unofficially named waterfall which drops into Hidden Lake. A few minutes past the view of Hirere Falls, you'll see a sign 'Hidden Lake' and a side track. Turn left, then 5 minutes later you'll see the lake and the waterfall.

In a good weather it’s a nice spot for a lunch break.


Waterfalls nearby (driving)


Attractions nearby


Once described as the finest walk in the world, the Milford Track is one of New Zealand’s most popular walks, with approximately 14000 people completing the Milford track each year.

Milford Sound (Piopiotahi in Māori) is a fjord in the south west of New Zealand's South Island, within Fiordland National Park, Piopiotahi (Milford Sound) Marine Reserve, and the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site. It has been judged the world's top travel destination in an international survey and is acclaimed as New Zealand's most famous tourist destination. Rudyard Kipling had previously called it the eighth Wonder of the World.


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