Tatare Tunnels Walk

Bruce Bay

Tatare Tunnels Walk

21 Cowan Street, Franz Josef Glacier

Opening hours

Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours



  •  5.0 Stars written by Kristen Brown

    This is definitely a hike, not a walk. This would be a challenge for elderly, small children and those not used to hiking. There are steep hills, uneven terrain, and a slippery, wet trail with low head clearance at times in the tunnel. But well worth the effort if you're able. We started the hike at 7:15 pm. Arrived at the tunnel entrance at 7:45. Through the tunnel to the other side where you have to turn around by 8:00 pm. We were back to the car at 8:43 pm for a beautiful sunset. We wore water shoes, dri-fit clothing, a light jacket and used our phone flashlights.

  •  5.0 Stars written by Patrick Gleeson

    Great if you are prepared! No cost involved. Easy 1.5 hours round trip (including tunnel time) that is well sign posted. Hike up rocky steps... spectacular river views along the way... take crocs/water shoes, torch and hand towel. The water in the tunnel is ankle deep and freezing. The tunnel will test your resolve! Lots of glow worms if you make it to the end. DON'T MISS THIS!

  •  5.0 Stars written by Pamela

    This has been one of my favourite "easier" hikes in New Zealand! Its not too scary despite being a dark tunnel. Lots of fun, steep climb up to the tunnel entrance.

  •  4.0 Stars written by Chris Thomas

    A great freebie and way to kill a couple hours. The track isn't difficult for anyone in average shape. As others have said bring a torch and be prepared to get wet feet.

  •  5.0 Stars written by Fabian Jost

    Nice hike to a small, dark, man-made cave with glow-worms in it. Bring flash lights. Best to bring some flip flops for the anckle deep water in the cave.

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