Routeburn Track, Glenorchy

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Hiking Trail · Nature / Park
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Hike across a variety of landscapes by following Routeburn Track, a renowned rainforest route in New Zealand. Most visitors take two to four days to cover the 32 km (20 mi) track, but you can also tackle shorter sections of it before returning to the starting point on the Queenstown side of the Southern Alps. Classified as one of the country's "Great Walks," this hiking route includes several huts and campsites along the way. Prepare for the route's long-distance views by charging your camera, or bring binoculars to see ever farther. If you choose to visit in the winter, remember that the track's alpine sections may require advanced mountaineering skills. Plan a Glenorchy trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • Rad Routeburn I completed this Great Walk over three days the first week of November. We walked about 10-12km a day, with the total being about 30km. We had a terrible forecast for weather and.....  more
    Rad Routeburn I completed this Great Walk over three days the first week of November. We walked about 10-12km a day, with the total being about 30km. We had a terrible forecast for weather and.....  more »
  • The Routeburn was everything you could possibly want in a tramp and more - breath taking scenery, easier sections of the track as well as some slightly more challenging, comfortable sleeping quarters....  more
    The Routeburn was everything you could possibly want in a tramp and more - breath taking scenery, easier sections of the track as well as some slightly more challenging, comfortable sleeping quarters....  more »

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