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Routeburn Track

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Address: | Routeburn Road, 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.

See website for the price of accommodation on this track.

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Best Way to Day Hike Routeburn

We used Trackhoppers to let us day-hike the Routeburn. Michael and Kiyomi were very flexible and gave us lots of good tips on how to plan our hike. Getting the lockbox was easy... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 November 2016
Anjali B
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We used Trackhoppers to let us day-hike the Routeburn. Michael and Kiyomi were very flexible and gave us lots of good tips on how to plan our hike. Getting the lockbox was easy, and our driver, Ron, was really pleasant when we met him in Glenrochy to drop it back off. If you want the flexibility to start and end... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

I know I was looking for this info, so I want to put something out for people who may be interested. We did the routeburn track in one day, including a few side tracks along the way (e.g. key summit ) We did it in late April, the weather that day was wonderful, sunshine and the track was dry. Under... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

On my way to Milford Sounds I did the Key Summit but the weather was not great so I cannot comment on that. When I was in Queenstown / Glenorchy I decided to start the track from the other side with expectations to only reach the Falls and come back. However, it took me less than 2hours! That is where... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place to visit- great tramping with beautiful vistas on the track and near the campsites at Lake Mackenzie .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

The Routeburn trek was amazing - a definite highlight for us during our time in New Zealand. Absolutely beautiful scenery which included alpine environments, lakes, rainforest and stunning views all around. It was relatively accessible and would be doable with a moderate level of fitness though there are a few sections that are quite steep and some bits still had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

The half day walk to key summit is a must whilst in the area. It says 3 hours return but we did it in just over 2 and that was with a generous stop at the top. The first part of the track is sheltered with trees and shade, the second part is more exposed. The top is quite flat... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We - a group of 4, just completed hiking the entire Routeburn track & it is definitely an activity I would recommend We started the hike from the Divide Shelter around 11:30 AM on a pleasant spring morning - weather was drizzly (We had arranged Tracknet to pick us up from Queenstown CBD at 6:55 am & made a brief... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Each day of this walk offered breathtaking views. Starting from the Routeburn Shelter I completed the walk in 3 days, staying at the Routeburn Falls hut my first night, MacKenzie Hut my second night, and ending at The Divide after my third day of walking. Splitting the walk up in this manner made each day feel completely manageable in terms... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Our family of five did a day hike on the Routeburn Track from the Glenorchy side. It was absolutely beautiful, every bit of it. We've been in New Zealand 2 months, and my husband and I have created a Bucket List, just to put doing an overnight on this track on it. One of my favorite things in the whole... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Due to time constraints and equipment shortages we were unable to hike the entire length. This is amazing and the trail just beautiful. This is a must hike even just partially and in the rain:)

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