Lake Sylvan

This easy day walk feels like a stroll through an enchanted forest!

Please note that this track is currently closed due to storm damage in February 2020

Difficulty: EASY
Time: 1.5-2hrs

A flat walk starting at the Lake Sylvan DOC campsite. As you get deeper into the forest of tall red beech trees, let your imagination run wild – seems the perfect place for Orks, Hobbits and Centaurs to be running about! The track winds up to Lake Sylvan, home to brown trout and small native fish.

You can come back the way you came, or return via the 1920s tramline loop.  The loop track takes you through regenerating beech forest and is an Operation Ark site where Department of Conservation staff are working to protect the endangered yellowhead/mōhua. This track is also the entry point for longer overnight trips to Sugarloaf Pass and Rockburn and Beasburn huts.

View track description on the Department of Conservation website