Routeburn Track Great Walk

The Routeburn Track is one of the Great Walks - New Zealand’s premier hiking tracks, passing through some of the most awe-inspiring and pristine landscapes. This self-guided hike on the 32km track through spectacular alpine scenery takes 3-4 days.


$65.00 - $260.00


The Routeburn Track traverses the Southern Alps of New Zealand and passes through ice-carved valleys and beech forest. Walk alongside pristine rivers and glistening alpine lakes offering breathtaking views and mountain scenery in Mount Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks.

Great Walks facilities
Managed by the Department of Conservation (DOC), the tracks are well graded and easy to follow, with communal huts and campsites en route (booking is essential).
A reasonable level of fitness is required. Independent walkers are unguided, carry their own gear and cook their own meals.

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Physical address

DOC Whakatipu-wai-Māori /Queenstown Visitor Centre, 50 Stanley St, Central Queenstown, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $65.00 - $260.00
Other charges:
Price includes self-catered accommodation in DOC huts (NZD65/adult/night). Track transfers are not included.

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
Queenstown International Airport is 10km from the centre of Queenstown, where the Whakatipu-wai-Māori /Queenstown Visitor Centre is located.
Proximity to coach terminal:
Transport to the track ends is available from Queenstown, Te Anau, Glenorchy and Milford Sounds.
Proximity to town:
Access to the Routeburn Track is at either the Routeburn Shelter (near Glenorchy, 68km from Queenstown) or The Divide (on the Milford Road, 85km from Te Anau).

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Opening times

Business hours:
Routeburn Track Great Walks season: late October to late April. Whakatipu-wai-Māori /Queenstown Visitor Centre - Hours: Oct-April 8:00am-5:00pm daily , May–Sept 8:30am-4:30pm daily
Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec

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