Hump Ridge Track Parking, Rowallan 9691 

The Hump Ridge Track is located in the south east of Fiordland National Park, in the South Island of New Zealand. The track is about 56.5 km in distance and is based in Waitutu Forest.

About 1800 walkers complete the track each year. The closest town is Tuatapere, although people often stay in Te Anau and opt to drive south the morning of beginning the track. The track was established in November 2001, with the initial cost for the project at $3,950,000 NZD. The track crosses Māori land and much privately owned land.

The Tuatapere Hump Track Trust owns two lodges and over 20 km of board walk, although the Department of Conservation maintains the track along the coast and the Port Craig School Hut.

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