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Routeburn Track

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Address: | Fiordland National Park, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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+64 3-249 7924
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Great Walks season is October - April (see website for exact dates)....

Great Walks season is October - April (see website for exact dates). Outside this period facilities are greatly reduced and there are additional safety hazards to consider.

Always check the website for changes that might affect your trip.

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US$228.80*
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Routeburn Track Private Guided Walk from Queenstown
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US$131.38*
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Full-Day Milford Sound Hiking Tour with Cruise
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Lucky great weather but for the third time this is my favourite walk in New Zealand

Just stunning. Challenging walk with all the views, changing scenery and true nature of New Zealand. The DOC hut wardens were both fantastic and we felt so welcome. Highly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just stunning. Challenging walk with all the views, changing scenery and true nature of New Zealand. The DOC hut wardens were both fantastic and we felt so welcome. Highly highly recommend

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Routeburn Track was one of the highlights of out trip to NZ. i am really recommend to add the greenstone track

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We started at the Divide near Milford Sound and 10 hours later, we were done at the Routeburn Shelter. We took advantage of TrackHopper, who relocated our car for us while we hiked. The track was absolutely beautiful. The different views on this hike make this the most scenic hike I've ever done. At times, I felt like I was... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

非常棒的地方,如果沒訂到山屋,無法走全段,個人覺得從Routeburn Shelter 進去之後,一直到Harris Sanddle Shelter 這段風景是精華段。若能夠訂到Routeburn Falls Hut是最完美,萬一沒訂到,住Routeburn Flats Hut,再輕裝往上走到Harris 折返,大致上就能享受到這步道的精華了。雖然Lake Makenize 非常漂亮,但是它的兩端都是長長的bush track不是太吸引人⋯⋯

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Ballina, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This walk has fantastic views and we were very lucky to see most of them. But the weather had a serious impact on this walk. It was cold wet and windy and we were soaked each of the three days. We were slow walkers, and arriving at each hut late meant very little choice of bunks. Day 2 is very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a 2-day trip starting from the shelter, spending the night at Lake McKenzie hut and then exiting at the Divide on the second day. This is a well-groomed track the whole way and is really beautiful even when the weather isn't the best. The trail starts in the forest following the stream (Route "Burn") and is really pretty... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Routeburn Track was our first ever foray into "tramping" and what a perfect introduction it was - we walked from the Te Anau end towards Queenstown, overnighting at the Lake Mackenzie and Routeburn Falls DOCs huts (we did the self guided rather than the glamping version). We traveled in early January 2017. The DOCs huts were better than I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the Routeburn even more the second time we did it. We also used Easyhike's great car relocation service- excellent communication and service and well worth the cost.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow this track is amazing! We only had a day hike (started from Routeburn Shelter carpark hiked up about half an hour past the first Flat Hut then came back). We saw some truly beautiful mountains, rivers, flatlands, wetlands and lots of native birds singing all the way along our hike! We climbed up to the point where you can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, what a most awesome track, whatever the weather. The scenery is spectacular, the vegetation lush and the weather wild. The track is quite strenuous and a certain degree of fitness is required, although we did see several very out of condition people tackling the hike. There were certainly stretches that were not for the feint hearted- wading through water... More 

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