We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Routeburn Track

| Routeburn Road, Fiordland National Park, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
+64 3-249 7924
Book In Advance
Tours from Routeburn Track tend to sell out - travellers recommend booking in advance!
More Info
and up
Routeburn Track Private Guided Walk from Queenstown
More Info
and up
Full-Day Milford Sound Hiking Tour with Cruise
More Info
and up
Routeburn Explorer
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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 website for the price of accommodation on this track.
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“harris saddle” (62 reviews)
“conical hill” (46 reviews)
“car relocation” (31 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
| Routeburn Road, Fiordland National Park, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
+64 3-249 7924
Write a ReviewReviews (520)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 472 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great hike with huts in glorios locations. It is a victim of its own popularity with hordes of people packing the huts and camp sites plus day trippers. This means the track is like a road. That's sour grapes though, this is...More

2  Thank Steve W
Reviewed 6 days ago

We did the Routeburn Track to the Flat Hut Falls one day. Long tramp but well worth the sight to see the fall. A couple days later we hiked from the other direction to Key Summit on the Routeburn and fabulous views.

Thank suekd2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best hikes I've ever done. Amazing scenery for not much effort. Lots of mountains, waterfalls, lakes. The area around Harris Saddle is particularly beautiful. The track is very well marked - you couldn't get lost. I walked from The Divide to the...More

Thank thepurpleninja
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got very lucky with the weather so that was a bonus, but the Routeburn is definitely one of the most beautiful! Saw an avalanche, the views at the top were worth the tough climb and cooling off in McKenzie at the end of day...More

Thank Tracey S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the easiest tracks I've done. Be prepared for bad weather because you will most likely have a wet day on your trip!

Thank estheranntripp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth doing. Beautiful scenery, a great chance to spend time with family and friends and meet new people from all over the world. Great to get the kids outdoors, exercising and off their electronic devices and playing cards and exploring. DOC huts are well...More

Thank Elizabeth A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an absolutely amazing experience. Loved the scenery and most people were really friendly. The DOC huts are well setup, only negative we had was how hard it was to sleep at night. With so many others making noise in each bedroom (around 26...More

Thank Zonda_3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took 3 days to hike the route from The Divide to The Routeburn Shelter. It's quite hard to describe how extraordinary an experience it was. I hiked with my son, and the two of us kept joking that virtually every corner we turned revealed...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Completed the track in late December 2017 over 2 nights / 3 days commencing from Routeburn Shelter to The Divide. This was my first hike and it was amazing! For the benefit of those who are considering the Routeburn Track and are new to hiking...More

5  Thank AusTraveller_881
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s beautiful up there, but, IF YOU CAN’T BOOK HUTS OR CAMPSITES, there is an awesome alternative: the Rees-Dart loop. Ask at DOC; they won’t volunteer the information.

Thank Michael L
Nearby HotelsSee all 22 hotels in Te Anau
Swiss-Belresort Coronet Peak
266 reviews
43.34 km away
Nugget Point Queenstown Hotel
658 reviews
43.38 km away
Matakauri Lodge
262 reviews
45.10 km away
Coronet View Accommodation
144 reviews
45.31 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Glenorchy Cafe - The GYC
469 reviews
16.82 km away
Pio Pio Cafe
6 reviews
28.40 km away
The Trading Post
103 reviews
16.81 km away
Discover Milford Sound Information Centre & Cafe
37 reviews
19.62 km away
Nearby Attractions
Heli Glenorchy
301 reviews
16.87 km away
Key Summit Track
15 reviews
17.43 km away
Delta Discovery
151 reviews
7.22 km away
Glenorchy-Queenstown Road
1,251 reviews
16.93 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
24 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Michael L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, yes, and yes. The huts are more like hotels and water’s not a problem.
Patrick L
23 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Vil T | Reviewed this property |
Glenorchy would be a good place to start, as the town, the drive there, and the part of the track from Glenorchy's side are gorgeous! I would recommend using Google Maps as the signs pointing to the road end aren't that... More
29 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Kelvin A | Reviewed this property |
I didn't take my DSLR but did take my Sony Cyber Shot 20.2 mega pixel and glad I did it this way. The Sony takes good shots and has numerous functions and a good zoom. We also went in December and out of our 8 days walking... More