Routeburn Track, South Island

4.9
#14 of 170 in Trails in South Island
Hiking Trail · Nature / Park
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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  • As many great walks where booked out in regards to shelter, we choose this as we could get still get a camp site, meaning we had to carry a lot. The start was easy easy but the second day was than...  more »
  • We had just completed the Milford Sound Track and had got used to the extremely high levels of service offered by Ultimate Hikes. Great guides, infra structure, catering, lodges etc. (See my earlier.....  more »
  • Set off from The Divide for the 3 day, 2 night hike. First day wet and covered in cloud but soooo beautiful - cascades and waterfalls galore. Enjoyed winding down at Lake Mackenzie Hut in the...  more »

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