Time Required : 7-8 Hours
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Gertrude Saddle Hike is among the top adventure experiences in Fiordland that offers a majestic view of the Milford Sound, Gertrude valley and the Tasman Sea. The Gertrude Saddle is at an elevation of 1410 metres. It is a 7 km (4.3 miles) out and back trail and the time that is required to complete it varies from 4 to 6 hours. Although a very short hike, it takes time because the route is fairly steep up to the Black Lake and Gertrude Saddle thereafter. The hike should be undertaken on a clear day because rains render the track highly risky and dangerous and moreover, the clouds may allow you no view at all from the top.
Gertrude Saddle hike is one of the most preferred hikes as it takes one through a variety of landscapes - through forests, over to rocky steep and stony path, passing the Black Lake, crossing river stream, climbing rocks and finally reaching the top to a breathtaking view. You can also camp at the top of the trek as there are two spots designated for the same.
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