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Routeburn Track Hike

Routeburn Track Hike

Duration: Full Day
Time: 8:30am to 5:30am (approx)
Inclusions: Hotel transfers and private guide
Additional: Lunch

Available: October to April
DetailsRouteburn Flats – 13km/8 miles return, easy 3 to 3.5 hour return hike or the Routeburn Falls Hut – 17.6km /11 miles return hike, moderate 6 to 7 hour return hike
RatingRouteburn Flats – Easy or the Routeburn Falls Hut – Moderate

Routeburn Track Hike

Soaring mountain peaks, cascading waterfalls, vast valleys and shimmering lakes – experience one of the world’s top hikes in this full day adventure along the Routeburn Track.

Begin your journey with a spectacular scenic drive to Glenorchy. Renowned as “one of the most beautiful drives in the world”, the road hugs the turquoise shores of Lake Wakatipu as it winds through valleys and around mountain peaks.

Relax in the comfort of your Land Rover Discovery or Mercedes van and enjoy the flexibility of stopping wherever and whenever you like for photo opportunities or rest stops.

The beech forest signals the beginning of Mount Aspiring National Park where we start walk along the renowned Routeburn Track. Your personal hiking guide will navigate you through the ancient beech tree forest that rests alongside the picturesque Routeburn River before heading up to Bridal Veil Waterfall.

Using a swing bridge, we’ll traverse across the roaring canyon below and make our way towards the tranquil Routeburn Flats. Pausing to take in the vast open wilderness of these alpine flats, we’ll stop to enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch, while learning about the rich Maori history, birdlife, flora and fauna.

If you’re feeling adventurous we can continue hiking towards Routeburn Falls Hut, through more spectacular beech forest up to the cascading waterfalls, pausing to take in breathtaking views across the Routeburn Flats and Humboldt Mountains.

Learn more about the Routeburn Track on the Department of Conservation website and the Tourism New Zealand website which is the official tourism website for New Zealand.



Routeburn Track Hike