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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 10 December 2018

Beautiful wide variety of views - alpine, waterfalls, lakes, goblin-like forests. I went in the direction of The Divide to Routeburn Shelter and it was pretty easy with generally gradual inclines and track being well maintained. Walking around 4~6 hrs only daily if walking 3...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 7 December 2018

Very fortunate to hit a break in the weather with track being closed 2 days prior to our start. Fantastic alpine scenery without physical demands of track being too onerous so suitable for family or people who want to sample the best of the great...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Steve B
Reviewed 3 December 2018

Whether you live in New Zealand or you visit, if you love the outdoors and to hike, this is an 3 day hike not to be missed!!!! The hike is amazing, has breathtaking views and is well maintained. Although it is an alpine hike (so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Alex1A3
Reviewed 3 December 2018

A beautiful, not too demanding, track. Walking the complete track from the Holyford Valley to the Dart Valley (or vice versa) is normally done in 3 days with overnights at the McKenzie Hut and the Routeburn Falls Hut. I walked about 9 hours from the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Koen M
Reviewed 3 December 2018

We were blessed with a sunny day and hiked from The Divide to Ocean View Corner and back, sneaking in a side trip up Key Summit. This is a great hike. Full stop. Amazing. Mountain views, enormous waterfalls, beautiful forests, gorgeous alpine walking: there is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rosemary G
Reviewed 30 November 2018

It's an amazing hike. The scenery is breathtaking. Good huts with nice and helpful wardens and good equipment (no need to bring a stove as there are plenty of gas cookers). Do bring earplugs. We had EasyHike move our car and they were terrific to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LMGranby
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

Beautiful track crossing from the The Divide to Routeburn Shelter. Completed this hike as part of a three day tramp. The huts provide gas during the great walks season, flush toilets which is great. In the evening the hut warden will also do a talk...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank michellewZ8953MN
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

Wow, what an amazing track. It is challenging with a pack, but worth it. The Routeburn Falls hut was situated with stunning views of the mountains and next to a waterfall. It was clean w a nice separation btwn 4 bunk beds. The Mackenzie Hut...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jeando13
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

A fantastic track! It is very well maintained. Beautiful place to walk and lots to see. Highly recomend

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Brizzexplorer
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Spectacular scenes throughout a magnificent walk in one of NZs best parks. Walked it over 3 days and 2 nights in mid Nov. The track is very well maintained and easy to follow. DOC huts must be booked well in advance and host flush toilets,...More

Date of experience: November 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