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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.

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One of the best experience in NZ

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.

Reviewed 31 December 2016
yongseokl2015
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Seoul, South Korea
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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.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 30 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 from The Divide end and taking 3 nights / 4 days to complete the walk,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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

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Thank Jennifer T
Christchurch, New Zealand
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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 a must do if you are in the area. Take toilet paper for the toilet... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

Could easily be hiked through in 2 days. Could also be done as a long day trip out and back (would recommend going from the Divide through just beyond Harris Saddle or to Routeburn falls, then return). We used Trackhopper to relocate our car and they were fantastic. A great service -- expensive, but definitely worth the cost of asking... More 

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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We just did a short three hour hike on part of the track and it was absolutely stunning! We had the perfect weather which definitely helps and I found the walk fairly easy (my parents struggled a little bit on the uphill section) It is appropriate for all ages and I recommend taking a little picnic to the top to... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

Being from Colorado, my husband and I are avid hikers and we were really excited to do this three-day hike. The weather forecasts for our hike were full of rain, wind, and cold temps, but luckily we ended up with gorgeous weather for the majority of the three days. As one of the shorter Great Walks, we were able to... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 17 December 2016

We hiked the Routeburn from The Divide to Routeburn Shelter. We hired EasyHike to relocate our car for the trip. Bobbi at EasyHike couldn't have been more helpful in planning our trip. The hike took us 11.5 hours including lots of breaks for photos, food, resting legs, etc. My wife and I are in reasonably good shape, and it was... More 

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Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Just incredible! Got lucky with weather and enjoyed very much staying in the DOC huts. Beautiful views and forest the whole way. Used EasyHike car relocation service which was so convenient. Great to finish the hike and have our car waiting for us at the end with freedom to explore Milford at our own pace after the hike.

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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Another great Ultimate Hikes trek. Somewhat more difficult than previous treks this trek did not disappoint. From the initial briefing, coach transfers to and from, the lodges, the food and beverages and lastly the wonderful guides led by the amazing Sadao who is an absolute asset to the organisation. We could not have wanted for one other thing - each... More 

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