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 a Te Anau trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • 3 of us started at the Divide near Te Anau, drove our car to the start and used Easyhike to relocate our car to the Routeburn shelter. Was such a great solution if you can split the cost, worked out m...  more »
  • We didn't walk it all, but the first 20 mins was enough with small kids, they got to see small waterfalls & there are great views into the valley  more »
  • We walked the Routeburn Track from the Glenorchy end through to the Divide in early April. The walk was stunning with views and terrain that changed hour by hour. This was our second Great Walk and fi...  more »
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