North West Circuit Track

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North West Circuit Track information

Lonely Planet review

Following the northern coast is the North West Circuit Track, a 125km trail taking 10 to 12 days. The 56km four-day Southern Circuit Track branches off the North West Circuit Track. Both tracks are only suitable for fit, well-equipped and experienced trampers. Mud is widespread and often deep and thick on the tracks, regardless of the season. Track times are an indication only, and extra time should be allowed in adverse conditions.

The North West Circuit Pass provides for a night in each of the backcountry huts. A Backcountry Hut Pass can be purchased for use in the huts; however, both the Port William and North Arm huts still need to be booked via the DOC website. The cost for these two huts is additional.