The Routeburn track is one of the safest tracks to be found in New Zealand’s remote backcountry, free from river crossings, well marked and well provided with huts. It may be sensibly tackled by the inexperienced provided that their party includes one or two seasoned trampers or hikers. So go to it, embark on the discovery of our unequalled New Zealand natural landscape. Discover Routeburn Track, one of Aspiring and Fiordland National parks top destinations for tramping and hiking track adventures – the Routeburn Track, Queenstown, Glenorchy New Zealand.
Routeburn Track lies wholly within two national parks: Mount Aspiring National Park ( from the Routeburn Valley to Harris Saddle) and Fiordland National Park ( from the saddle to the Milford road. This is the ultimate alpine adventure, weaving through meadows, reflective tarns and alpine gardens. You’ll be rewarded with spectacular vistas over vast mountain ranges and valleys.
- Wind through the Routeburn gorge along the crystal-clear Route Burn (river).
- Follow the cascade of Routeburn Falls.
- Take in spectacular views of the Hollyford Valley and Darren Mountains.
- Walk right past Earland Falls (174 m).
During the Routeburn Track season (mid-November to May ) national park wardens are in attendance at all huts to collect hut fees, give advice and provide park interpretation. Huts are linked by radio so that wardens may monitor the movement of track walkers. Even so, for safety’s sake, you must ensure that you register your group’s names and intentions in national park hut books along the track.
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