Is that snow I see...?

Mt Titiroa is a prominent landmark of the Te Anau Basin area of Northern Southland on the eastern flank of Fiordland National Park. It is known for its white granite rock which gives its summit the appearance of lingering snow even throughout the summer months and is clearly visible from around the Te Anau Basin.

The mountain summit area is known as Geiger's Garden, and sports a number of oddly shaped boulders caused by exfoliation of the granite rocks. These are popular with photographers and mountaineers.

Note there are no marked routes and the trip is only suitable for experienced trampers with the correct gear. We strongly advise taking an emergency locator beacon with you and getting local advise from the Te Anau Department of Conservation.

Access options


Use Manapouri as your starting or ending point for a quicker route to the mountain. You could travel one-way and start or finish at the Borland Road. There is also a lodge there that you could stay at but bookings are essential.

Borland Road

You will need to organise transport to the track start at Borland Lodge. From there it is usually a 2 day trip to the top of Mt Titiroa and down to Manapouri.

Here is a link to an article in the Wilderness Magazine about Hiking Mount Titiroa