Green Lake Hut

Green Lake Hut Lake Monowai Fiordland National PArk New Zealand

We weren't quite ready to leave Fiordland National Park after 5 great days.  We were able to dig deep and find a little gem on the south end of the national park, in the Lake Monowai area.  

Green Lake Hut is a newer serviced hut. It was built just a few years ago and is one of the nicest we've visited.  There are two ways to approach this hut. One is a 5+ hour hike from Lake Monowai Road.  The other, a much easier walk and the one we decided to choose, is a 2.5 hour 6.8 km hike from the Borland Bivy, just off of Borland Road.  This walk is quite easy, with really only one hill to climb towards the end.  The only problem we found was that in a few areas the grass was chest high, at times, making the trail hard to find and sometimes a bit boggy underfoot.  

We would highly recommend this hut, as it is hardly used and you could find yourself with an empty or uncrowded hut.  There are many other options in the area for hiking and overnight hut stays in the Lake Monowai/Borland Road Area.  There is also a free campground at Lake Monowai that we stayed at after the hike.  We really enjoyed this off the beaten path area. It is hardly ever visited by tourist.