Enjoy a 3 day trek along the Routeburn Track, passing through some of New Zealand's most spectacular forests, enjoying the serenity of nature, sighting native birds, trees covered in moss, and mountains and waterfalls along the way.
The Routeburn Track is considered to be one of the best walking tracks in the world. Rated highly by the National Geographic and Lonely Planet, this track is one of the most popular in New Zealand.
The Routeburn Track is 32km, located in the heart of one of New Zealand's remote South Island close to Queenstown. Become immersed in nature and surrounded by the diverse scenery of mountains, moss-covered forests.
Spend your first day exploring stunning Queenstown, with an afternoon pre-trek briefing. One night's accommodation prior to, and after, the track is included.
Day 2 begins with coach pick up to the start of the Routeburn Track, at Mount Aspiring National Park. Your trekking begins with a 2.5 to 4 hour walk to your first night of Track accommodation at Routeburn Falls Hut, situated by the Routeburn Waterfall.
On day 3 your walk heads up over Harris Saddle, with an optional side track to views of the Tasman Sea. The descent follows the Hollyford Valley mountain through alpine vegetation, down into a magical feeling forest of moss and lichen. Reach your night's accommodation at Machenzie Hut, situated by a picturesque lake. Allow between 4.5 to 6 hours walking.
Day 4 take in the final day of stunning scenery as you realise what you have achieved in the last few days. After walking 3 hours, you can choose between the Milford Sound track option or the Divide track option to take you to the meeting point for the coach back to Queenstown.
This experience is for 4 days, with 3 days of hiking
The Routeburn Track is over changing terrain. You can expect anything from warm sunny days through to cold alpine conditions. The surfaces of the track vary from well trodden, to areas of rough terrain (e.g. over rock and tree roots)
Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy.