Back road to Mavora Lakes and Te Anau

This tour takes usually 2 days if you stay one night at Mavora lakes, the second lake is nicer to camp than the first one, and is around 60km from Walter Peak station away, the whole road is gravel but in good conditions without potholes, in the high summer the temperature could reach easily upper 30th, water supply is very limited beside the road.

The second day is much easier 30 km gravel and the last 40 km tarmac, until Te Anau.

State Highway 94

The most spectacular Highway in New Zealand, summer like winter.

The New Zealand State Highway connecting the large Southland town of Gore with one of New Zealand’s most popular destinations Milford Sound. It also passes the significant townships  Te Anau is going through the Homer Tunnel.  The road also goes through Fiordland and crosses the Main Divide of the Southern alps. The whole road is 119 km long.

It is regarded as one of the most scenic roads in New Zealand, and with a peak elevation of 940m, also one of the country’s highest. However, the “Milford Road” part is also one of the more dangerous public roads in New Zealand, with injury crash rates around 65% higher than the rest of New Zealand’s network, and a fatality crash rate of almost twice average (per vehicle kilometre travelled), making it the third most dangerous section of New Zealand’s State Highway network