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Routeburn Track

| Routeburn Road, Fiordland National Park, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
+64 3-249 7924
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US$ 209.70*
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Full-Day Routeburn Track Guided Hike from Queenstown
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US$ 266.88*
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Paradise Day Walks
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US$ 236.38*
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Routeburn Track Private Guided Walk from Queenstown
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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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“conical hill” (45 reviews)
“harris saddle” (57 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
| Routeburn Road, Fiordland National Park, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
+64 3-249 7924
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

PROS: The trail is beautiful and diverse; well marked and easy to follow; the "saddle" was closed so I couldn't go over but did hike each end and part of saddle/middle - there were no technically difficult or scary heights (my legs get a bit...More

1  Thank CharlotteTravels
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We loved the Routeburn and felt that the scenery was some of the best to be seen on a DOC Great Walk. However we must comment on the complete ignorance many people showed for walking in Fiordland. It seemed many walkers did not equip themselves...More

2  Thank jennyandchris2015
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Pre-Christmas Hike. Walked from The Divide to Routeburn Shelter way, opposite to most. I recommend this is a better way in terms of the timing of the climb for day two and views heading down other side of Harris Saddle are in front, not back...More

Thank braboy2015
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We did a day walk from the divide carpark. Was steep & rough underfoot. Pretty beech forest. The day walk from the other end, near Glenorchy, was the most beautiful on our trip. Bright blue water, water falls & beautiful forest & views.

Thank Victorian_Visitor
Reviewed 1 January 2017

The pass was closed due to a late season snow (end of November). We did a day hike of ~4hrs up to the flats and back from the Glenorchy side. What a positively gorgeous hike it was. It starts out very well wooded and lush,...More

Thank Dustin B
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Decided to do this track as road to Milford Sound was closed due to snow. Set off around 9am in light drizzle. As we climbed we came across some snow and as we got higher it was much deeper covering the track in places. Arrived...More

Thank ChrisandDaryl
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Book advance.And bring your own because only water and gas facility is available in the hut. Not a difficult track but you need to walk 3 days with backpack.

Thank yongseokl2015
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Up there with the best of the 'Great Walks'. We have done all of the Great Walks in the South Island in friend / family groups over the last few years and this is one of the best. We took a reasonably leisurely approach, starting...More

1  Thank DexterD2013
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I walked along Routeburn track for Key Summit and the view is spectacular. The walk is easy with tree shelter and the panoramic view is breathtaking

Thank Jennifer T
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We just did the first part of the track which was the 3 hour return trip up to the Key Summit. This was a beautiful easy walk, although quite steep in some places, and was well worth the view from the top! Breathtakingly wonderful and...More

1  Thank embem292
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Emily C
10 January 2017|
Response from rubyafighter | Reviewed this property |
Hi Emily, I just posted a review of our Routeburn trip with our kids 10 and 11. We didnt find the track too strenuous but I would worry about young kids walking on the edge of cliffs with life changing drops. I worried about... More
6 January 2017|
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Response from Estelle M | Reviewed this property |
We recently did the Routeburn, and on the second day tramped from the Falls hut to the Howden hut. It took us about 7 hours and was reasonably tough, we even asked the warden at the Mackenzie hut if we could use our tickets... More
19 December 2016|
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Response from Shelby B | Reviewed this property |
Hello! The Routeburn is definitely doable in two days. And I would agree with the person above that you can do the track in one day, but I would definitely not recommend it. Yes, you would still see most of the views, but... More