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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  • After some dubious weather forecasts and route closures, we weren't sure if we were going to be able to tramp the Routeburn Track on our much awaited holiday. However, following the advice of the Depa...  more »
  • Easyhike delivered all they promised, along with ease and good cheer! We hiked the Routeburn Track and Easyhike supplied all of our core backpacking gear and food, as well as relocating our car. The e...  more »
  • Most of the tramp was completed in constant rainfall. This meant the grand vistas were absent, but this was an outstanding dramatic experience. If you have a decent level of fitness, you won’t find th...  more »
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