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The following reviews or comments have been posted on Dusky Track . These comments have been posted by people who have already been to this attraction/destination/tourism operator.

Posted by Mr. Moose
Location: NZ

Date: Wednesday, 21 April 2004
Summary: One of the finest tracks in the world

The title pretty much says it all. It’s a tough track in good weather and can be very rough in poor weather. It rained non-stop, day and night, for over three days when I was there. Be ready for a rugged track over tree roots and waist-deep mud.

I’ve tramped in many different countries and I would have to say that the dusky is the finest track that I’ve ever done. It’s one of the most beautiful places in the world.

I’ve got an extensive travelogue of the track at: if anyone is interested.

There were some people on the track who weren’t ready for it, but if you’ve got a few tracks under your belt and are determined, you won’t regret walking it.

Posted by Nigel Gravells
Location: UK

Date: Saturday, 5 October 2002
Summary: Very strenuous but rewarding tramp

Much harder than the other major tramps in the South Island (Kepler, Milford, Rees-Dart, Routeburn) but correspondingly rewarding. For long stretches walking is on and over tree roots which makes it difficult to get into a rhythm. The thigh-deep mud is legendary, even following a lengthy period of dry weather. The climbs between the Pleasant Range and Loch Maree and between Kintail Hut and Centre Pass are extremely steep; and the

Posted by Mike Wade
Location: UK

Date: Tuesday, 1 January 2002
Summary: A fantastic (but wet) tramping experience

An eerie boat trip across Lake Hauroko, up and down over tree roots (few cut and graded tracks here), ropes to help you up the steep sections, thigh-deep mud, three-wire walkways, rain on 9 out of 10 days, one perfect day above the tree line on the Pleasant Range, stuck in Supper Cove for 2 days (and no fish caught!), flooded rivers, chest deep water pools, snow on Centre Pass, few other trampers, a free helicopter ride from Supper Cove to Loch Maree (not usually available!) - what a fantastic trip. Definitely not for the faint-hearted or inexperienced.

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