Routeburn Track, South Island

#14 of 170 in Trails in South Island
Hiking Trail · Nature / Park
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 Glenorchy trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • My wife & I trekked with Ultimate Hikes over the weekend before Xmas 2020. This was our first Great Walk. There were 30 trampers (mainly other Kiwis from the Sth Island) and 4 guides in our party...  more »
  • I was on yhe Kepler last week with a group and a week later on the Routeburn. We had one group come from Queenstown side and we came from te Anau side swapping keys at Connical Hill. The weather...  more »

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