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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
| Routeburn Road, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
+64 3-249 7924
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Reviewed 7 February 2019

Everything about the Routeburn Track is incredible. If you have moderate fitness you can do it - take your time and savour the views! Huts immaculate - Lake Mackenzie breathtaking. Cant speak highly enough of the whole experience

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kellycatlow1
Reviewed 5 February 2019

The Routeburn is one of the world's great walks and Ultimate Hikes has the franchise for guided walks. The lodges are close to the NZ Dept of Conservation huts (which are pretty good too). Great guides, brilliant scenery, excellent food choices, comfortable beds. A fantastic...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BigDipper1952
Reviewed 4 February 2019 via mobile

This hike was so incredibly beautiful. There was spectacular scenery around every corner. There was a lot of variety and every side trip was worth doing. We stayed in campsites and they were really clean and well maintained. The walk can be challenging with a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Fearless803025
Reviewed 30 January 2019

We've done the first 10k and the last 10k of the Routeburn as day hikes. This time we hiked from the Routeburn Shelter to the Routeburn Falls. It was easy and gorgeous - a nice gentle incline and excellent paths. Obviously, it's better to do...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank PingaThePenguin
Reviewed 28 January 2019

Just the most incredibly beautiful scenery huts were great the track was in excellent condition all the side trips are worth the effort

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 17 January 2019 via mobile

After completing the Milford Track years ago, I waited for the right time to complete the Routeburn. And it was perfect - warm but not hot, clear skies, no rain, awesome trail (challenging but doable) and simply superb huts/guides/food. Bushwalking nirvana for 3 days -...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank stevenk314
Reviewed 17 January 2019 via mobile

I'm a New Zealander but this was my first great walk. I'm now addicted and want to do all of them. We stayed at Routeburn Falls the first night and Lake Mackenzie the second night. Day 1: Routeburn shelter to Falls hut (5ish hours with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank Kelsy F
Reviewed 16 January 2019

I spent the whole time on the walk thinking how could I have not done this sooner. We had mixed weather, but even in amongst the cloud at times, the scenery was spectacular. The variety of terrain and scenery is one of the things that...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kai C
Reviewed 13 January 2019

Our family of 5 (3 teenagers) hiked the Routeburn Track in mid-December. It was a great time, not too hot and only one day of rain. The track is an amazing way to see a huge variety of NZ terrain, plants and birds. Every turn...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank David A
Reviewed 13 January 2019

we booked our trip when the bookings opened and definitely did not disappoint - absolutely magical around every corner and nook - wet and low clouds did not damper our experience - super friendly walkers we met along the way, huts excellent and rangers full...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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26 December 2018|
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Response from LMGranby | Reviewed this property |
For two of us it seemed worth it to pay for car relocation... not that much more than the bus and much more convenient. We used EasyHike and they were great!
1 August 2018|
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Response from LouiseTheKiwi | Reviewed this property |
When we did the track there were a few fit people that were doing it in a day, looked like a long day but as you say you are fit it is very do-able. The track itself is wide and well marked.
13 May 2018|
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Response from eureca2000 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I did not receive this notice earlier in my email. just noticed while I logged in TA. Had you been already? If not, then I wold recommend not to approach in Jun July unless you are very serious and skilled trekker. We... More