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Routeburn Track

Distance:32.0 km
Duration:4.0 day(s)
Fitness Level:Average

The Routeburn Track runs between the Mount Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks. This Great Walk affords breath taking mountain views as it passes through glacial valleys, through beech forest and alongside pristine alpine streams and lakes.

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  • Highlights

    Above the Bush

    Routeburn Track

    Plenty of time is spent above the forest on this walk affording wonderful mountainous views as you traverse glacial valleys, alpine streams and admire shimmering alpine lakes.

    Follow the Greenstone Trail

    Routeburn Track

    Follow in the footsteps of early Maori who walked this route in search of Pounamu, a precious jade used for implements of domestic life, warfare and decoration.

    Encounter Endangered Species

    Routeburn Track

    You may hear or perhaps even see the endangered mohua (yellowhead) high in the forest tops – a rare small, insect eating bird.

    Postcard Perfect

    Routeburn Track

    Traverse a section of the Southern Alps between the Mount Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks, passing through picture postcard perfect alpine scenery.

  • Walk Details

    The Routeburn Track is in the south west of the South Island between Mt Aspiring & Fiordland National Parks. It can be walked year round although in winter reduced facilities are available and it is subject to extreme weather. Each night you come to rest at comfortable accommodation in Department of Conservation huts or private lodges.

    New Zealand Walks is the definitive online travel guide to booking your guided or independent walk on the Routeburn Track in the Mt Aspiring & Fiordland National Parks.

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