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About: Fiordland, Te Anau, Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park, hiking in Southern South Island. General travel questions about Te Anau, Manapouri, Milford Sound.

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I have hiked and lived in Fiordland most of my life. I own a guided walk/hike business in Te Anau, Fiordland.


Royal New Zealand Forest and Bird Protection Society, Greenpeace, Fiordland Tramping Club.


Southland Times daily newspaper
Private publications, New Zealand Wildlife Service


B. Sc (Hons, Botany)
M. Appl. Sci (Entomology)

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Recent Answers from Bruce Fraser

2012-09-11 Routeburn Track in late Sep:

Hi Jerry    At that time of year there is no gas supplied to the huts.  There is a small wood and coal stove in the dining area, cooking is possible on these stoves if a supply of wood or coal is available

2012-09-10 Camping:

Hi Marie    Your question is too hard to answer!  Like Ireland, NZ has an ocean climate.  The west coast is the most exposed to storms, which inevitably bring rain.  A westerly storm could bring two days

2012-07-14 Driving SI in May:

Hi David    There may be snow on the mountain passes in May, and there is likely to be frost on the roads early in the morning and in shaded places all day.    You may be told to put on tyre chains on

2011-10-28 Tramping in Routeburn:

Hello Nana Osman    I am sorry to report that it is not possible to do what you describe because helicopter landings are not allowed along the Routeburn Track.  No helicopter company has a licence to land

2011-09-08 Hiking the Routeburn track end Oct - Start Nov:

Hi Jen    The winter snows were late but but we had a big snowfall about three weeks ago.  Now snow levels are about normal, I think.  Nothing I can tell you at this point will help you much with predicting


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