The Routeburn Track is voted one of the Top 10 Classic Hikes in the world, taking you into the heart of nature. Your guide will show you stunning deep blue lakes, rushing waterfalls, picturesque valleys and rugged mountains, showcasing the majestic beauty of this magical part of the South Island.
This full day walking tour through Mount Aspiring National Park is the perfect way to experience the picture-perfect landscapes New Zealand is known for, walking at a relaxed pace. Getting out to the track is easy, with transfers directly from Queenstown. On your drive you will enjoy the picturesque scenery of Glenorchy and the idyllic Lake Wakatipu, arriving at the National Park, ready for your nature walk along Routeburn Trail.
The path is smooth and flat, meaning this tour is a great way for hiking beginners or families. The track follows the Routeburn River as it roars through a magnificent gorge before plunging beneath the rocks. The trail gradually ascends through a 130 million year old magical world of ferns, mosses, lichen and beech forest. On the way, learn about the historical significance of the Routeburn Track and how it was used by Maori and European pioneers. Photo opportunities abound, you will be astounded by the expanse of these natural landscapes and the charming native birds you'll be able to spot in their natural habitats.
Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to this policy:
A minimum of 2 participants are required for this experience to go ahead. Minimum 4 on NZ public holidays.
In the event of rain or inclement weather your experience will still go ahead unless contacted by the experience provider
Sensible, closed in footwear is required
This experience takes place in Mount Aspiring National Park. The tour departs Queenstown, New Zealand.