Routeburn Track, South Island

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#14 of 179 in Trails in South Island
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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  • Set off from The Divide for the 3 day, 2 night hike. First day wet and covered in cloud but soooo beautiful - cascades and waterfalls galore. Enjoyed winding down at Lake Mackenzie Hut in the...  more »
  • As you may have heard, the Fijorlands declared their first ever state of emergency in early February. The day before our hike, one of the shelters was run through by a landslide and everything was...  more »
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