Routeburn Track, Te Anau

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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 to visit Routeburn Track during your Te Anau vacation using our convenient Te Anau travel itinerary planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • The Routeburn Track continues to live up to its reputation, and no more so than after a fresh snow dusting and "blue-bird" sky days.... The shoulder season is a great way to see the track as it should...  more »
  • A fun day hike up a fairly steep trail to an alpine lake. Lovely alpine scenery and a great place for a picnic.  more »
  • Routeburn track is absolutely gorgeous. We used Easyhike for our logistics, including backpacks, food and relocation of our car. They are very nice and responsive. Great service! Will use Easyhike aga...  more »
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  • A challenging track to run. It had 4 seasons in one day, and the conditions underfoot always required my full attention! Very rocky, and often slippery when wet, but it's a very scenic area, and the views when not cloudy are spectacular!
  • I did the day trip to Lake Mackenzie and back. Once you passed the trees the view is absolutely amazing! Can highly recommend it.
  • Amazing walk. We had perfect weather. It is well worth hiking!
  • Has everything you want in a day hike or multi-day hike. Amazing walk!!
  • One of the most scenic hikes in the world. You get to see the enchanted forests (down low), the beautiful alpine scenery (up high), and spectacular valleys in front of you. An unforgettable experience!