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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...more
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 2 weeks ago

Have reviewed this walk in the Routeburn 1 Day Hike section of this category. Sun & Snow. Made it to viewpoint of Lake Harris under snow conditions 3 days before. Then flew over same section and took images that some might find useful. Shows elevations...More

2  Thank TimK-M
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I have done the Routeburn, and repeated bits of it a few times, at a few different times in the year. It is a beautiful place, but very busy in the high season. If you are after an outdoors escape, you won't be escaping any...More

1  Thank tchargy
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

We really loved the routeburn track! We started at the divide and finished at the glenorchy end!!! Met some wonderful people from all over the world!! We stayed in the huts which were great! The only downfall was the shared beds! We were lucky enough...More

1  Thank Twowools
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Walked through in a day, with a good level of fitness very achievable. With 12 hours of daylight you still have time to look around and take in the views. Finished at 3pm hitched a ride into Te Anau, plenty of traffic at that time....More

2  Thank Johnnyscho
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Tiring but worth every minute of it. Stunning scenery with several interesting plants and trees. Limited wild life though.

1  Thank AIWIW
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

3 of us started at the Divide near Te Anau, drove our car to the start and used Easyhike to relocate our car to the Routeburn shelter. Was such a great solution if you can split the cost, worked out much cheaper than the shuttle...More

3  Thank LittleJessH
Reviewed 23 April 2018

We didn't walk it all, but the first 20 mins was enough with small kids, they got to see small waterfalls & there are great views into the valley

Thank Sally S
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

We walked the Routeburn Track from the Glenorchy end through to the Divide in early April. The walk was stunning with views and terrain that changed hour by hour. This was our second Great Walk and first that involved overnighting in DoC (Department of Conservation)...More

5  Thank julietbreen
Reviewed 20 April 2018

Incredible experience walking the Routeburn recently. Totally lived up to all the Hype, stunning scenery, DOC Huts and hosts were all top notch and the weather gods were kind. If I can provide any advice, make absolutely certain you pack clothes for ALL conditions as...More

4  Thank stevem7620
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Not a hard hike if you're sort of fit and if you have good weather. We went from the Divide to Routeburn Flats in one go then finished the trek the next day(2 days 1 night). The first bit up frim the divide until Mackenzie...More

2  Thank Kanaena
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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
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15 April 2018|
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Response from eureca2000 | Reviewed this property |
Although Guide is not required for 3 days trek, it depends on few factors. The weather is the prime factor now in May. It may be unpredictable and cold. in case of heavy rain, the track becomes slippery and not that... More