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Routeburn Guided Walk Full Day

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Routeburn Guided Walk Full Day

The Routeburn track is rated one of the world’s “Top Ten Classic Hikes”. Our experienced guides can show you the very best that the Fiordland National Park has to offer. The Routeburn Track combines personal achievement with awe-inspiring scenery and native wildlife. On our full day walk, you will weave through meadows, reflective tarns and alpine gardens. You’ll be rewarded with spectacular vistas over vast mountain ranges and valleys while getting a local to guide to walk you through this grand landscape. The Routeburn track really is a must-do while in New Zealand.


  • Drive along the picturesque Queenstown-Glenorchy Road
  • Well defined track
  • Walkthrough the beech forest, rising gradually towards  snow-capped peaks
  • Commentary about flora, fauna and historical significance

We will pick yWe will pick you up in Queenstown at 8.00am and drive you along the picturesque Queenstown-Glenorchy Road beside Lake Wakatipu. Beyond Glenorchy, we drive through Paradise and at the road end enter Mt Aspiring National Park and the renowned Routeburn Track. Cross the swing bridge and enter a spectacular Beech Forest. The path is smooth and flat, allowing you to look for birds as they flit through the trees - a treat is to see the Mohua (yellowhead) a rare endemic bird usually seen in small breeding flocks plus the native bush robin and NZ's smallest native bird the rifleman. The track follows the Routeburn River as it roars through a magnificent gorge before plunging beneath the rocks. It is a gradual ascent through 130million year old magical world of ferns, mosses, lichens and amp; beech forest. The wide variety of flora and fauna on display is sure to impress. Our guides will also share information about the historical significance of the Routeburn Track and how it was used by Maori and European pioneers. There are plenty of waterfalls to enjoy and lots of places to rest along the river. The trail is moderately paced, rising gradually towards stunning snow-capped peaks.

We recommend that clients wear comfortable appropriate footwear and warm layers all year round. Wilderness Guided Walks is an all-weather activity and rain jackets can be supplied. Tours operate all year round, track conditions permitting.

What do I wear?
Sturdy footwear, supportive hiking shoes with a closed toe and no slip tread
Adequate layers as the weather can change rapidly and maybe different to town
What do I bring with me? Waterproof jacket, water bottle, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, small day pack , (optional) a hat or gloves
How hard is the walk?
The start of the walk is scenic and a gentle incline but there are some steeper sections if you are fit enough once you get to the Routeburn Flats Hut and beyond.
What if I am not fit enough to complete the walk? If worried about your fitness there are options to walk as far as you want and return to the car park, the scenery is still very rewarding on this section of the track.


Tour Details


Adult $350   Child $175


10 Hours. If your preferred date and time are unavailable, please feel free to contact us.

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Nomad Safaris – The Professional Adventurers
Nomad Safaris – The Professional Adventurers
Nomad Safaris – The Professional Adventurers
Nomad Safaris – The Professional Adventurers