Routeburn Track, South Island

#14 of 171 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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  • If you like tramping, you’ll love this route. 3 days - 2 nights. Walked with a group of 40 organised by Ultimate Hikes. For intermediate fitness, steep areas, a lot of uneven paths, use walking...  more »
  • Great service, easy lockbox pickup and drop off. So nice to have the car waiting at The Divide, and not have to huddle in the shelter and wait for the bus.  more »
  • Fantastic DOC rangers all the way, and EASYHIKE made our experience so much easier by transporting our car to the other side! We did it over 4 days, giving ourselves additional time to explore along.....  more »

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