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Address: Queenstown, New Zealand
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Outstanding day hike from Queenstown or an overnight

First, I want to commend the New Zealand Dept of Conservation. The fine people who work there have created the best track (trail) system I've ever used, consistently on every... read more

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new canaan, ct

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new canaan, ct
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37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First, I want to commend the New Zealand Dept of Conservation. The fine people who work there have created the best track (trail) system I've ever used, consistently on every hike I took. Well done. The Routeburn Track from the Queenstown side to above the Harris Shelter was one of the best hikes I've ever done, and I have taken... More 

Thank PS06840
Tel Aviv
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328 reviews
137 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We did the long version of the daily hike of route burn to falls hut (about 8.8km each way). The hike is not too difficult in the first part but the second to the falls hut is quite steep and might be challenging to some. It took us about six hours Togo back and forth including a lunch break at... More 

1 Thank uri_fi
St Albans, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We did the walk with our two girls (aged 12 and 14). We stayed over a Te Anau youth hostel so we can have early start to ensure we finish 32km walk in a day. The hostel is great, clean and great foods, fuel us for the next day. We started the walk from the divide. Path is well look... More 

Thank limmo4
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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420 reviews
129 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Our group of 10 set off at 09:30 stopping for an early lunch at Routeburn Flats Hut and made it to the Routeburn Falls by 12:00. After a quick snack we headed back down arriving in the car park at 16:00. A lovely sunny day made this an excellent 15 mile round trip. Well worth the effort

1 Thank Yorkshire1245
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

This trek was absolutely incredible. You venture through so many different landscapes it's hard to keep up. From lush rainforest, to Barron grass flats to alpine area to crystal clear rushing water falls every couple of metres this walk can not be described in words. We however were quite disorganised as we are not regular trampers. Recommend very warm clothes... More 

Thank Sophie B
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We did a 4-hour hike along the Routeburn and it was absolutely stunning. The views along the way are breathtaking and the landscape is constantly changing as you work your way through the beech forests. There is plenty of wildlife to see as you're walking, so keep your eyes peeled.

Thank Alexis H
Wilmington, Delaware
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34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I'm a pretty judjey hiker, and Routeburn definitely kicks Milford Tracks bum. You can do this solo but I booked thru viator/nomad safaris mostly for the transport, but it was well worth it. Guide was awesome, gave you tons of food, and got along great with the other couple. Wish we had gone farther, but then again I always do.... More 

Thank casey j
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

This is a great day hike a on a historic trail. Lush ferns and moss, towering giants of trees and melodic bird song are the backdrop for a walk into the wilderness. It's a scenic hour and a quarter drive along the lakeshore from Queenstown to the trail head. From there you can do a round trip of an hour... More 

Thank Bud W
Begur, Spain
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39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

The most beautiful track we have never done. It seems a fairy forest! We started close to the camp site area, where we had slepped the night before. We passed the wood bridge across the routeburn river and then we hike for some hours through the deep forest until we arrived at the first hut near the waterfall. We continue... More 

1 Thank dianchelina
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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356 reviews
155 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016

I have walked up to the Falls hut and back several times, in all seasons and the Routeburn gorge and beech forest never fail to impress. A winter stay in the hut solo in snow has been my best trip but a recent autumn trip was great in between rainfalls. The Falls and Flats huts were booked out so I... More 

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