Routeburn Track, South Island

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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 South Island trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • I wasn't too sure what to expect as I'm not a big hiker, more of a city girl! I was totally blown away with the total experience! We booked with Easyhike as they provide a full package including car t...  more »
  • My husband and I completed this hike in early Feb. and it was one of our highlights from New Zealand. It is a great 3 day 2 night hike, but could be done in 2 days pretty easily. We used EasyHikes to ...  more »
  • The Routeburn really is as amazing as everyone says it is. Well maintained track, incredible views, plenty of birds, good huts. We booked our tickets on the first day that bookings opened because we w...  more »
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