Routeburn Track, Glenorchy

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Hiking Trail · Nature / Park
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Hike across a variety of landscapes by following Routeburn Track, a renowned rainforest route in New Zealand. Most visitors take two to four days to cover the 32 km (20 mi) track, but you can also tackle shorter sections of it before returning to the starting point on the Queenstown side of the Southern Alps. Classified as one of the country's "Great Walks," this hiking route includes several huts and campsites along the way. Prepare for the route's long-distance views by charging your camera, or bring binoculars to see ever farther. If you choose to visit in the winter, remember that the track's alpine sections may require advanced mountaineering skills. Plan a Glenorchy trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • The Routeburn was everything you could possibly want in a tramp and more - breath taking scenery, easier sections of the track as well as some slightly more challenging, comfortable sleeping quarters....  more
    The Routeburn was everything you could possibly want in a tramp and more - breath taking scenery, easier sections of the track as well as some slightly more challenging, comfortable sleeping quarters....  more »
  • Routeburn Track was amazing. I take my hat off to the fantastic hut wardens for the work they do in maintaining the huts and the track. We also used a car relocation company Easyhike. They were... 
    Routeburn Track was amazing. I take my hat off to the fantastic hut wardens for the work they do in maintaining the huts and the track. We also used a car relocation company Easyhike. They were...  more »
  • A wonderful hike! Camping is perhaps the better option if you can get a spot at Lake McKenzie. The campsite at Routeburn Flats could win a campsite of the year award if there was one... can't be... 
    A wonderful hike! Camping is perhaps the better option if you can get a spot at Lake McKenzie. The campsite at Routeburn Flats could win a campsite of the year award if there was one... can't be...  more »

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