Lake Harris
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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).

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Track overview

32 km one way

Walking and tramping

2-4 days Intermediate: Great Walk/Easier tramping track

Seasonal restrictions

In the Great Walks season (25 October 2016 - 3 May  2017):

  • Bookings are required for huts and campsites
  • Huts have gas cooking stoves and resident wardens

Outside the Great Walks season (28 April 2016 - 24 October 2016):

  • Facilities, including bridges, are greatly reduced
  • Flood and avalanche risks exist
  • Experience is required
  • Bookings are not required - huts and campsites are first come, first served

Dog access

No dogs



Te Rua-o-te-moko / Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 249 7924
Address:   Fiordland National Park
Visitor Centre
Lakefront Drive
Te Anau 9600
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Whakatipu-wai-Māori / Queenstown Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 442 7935
Address:   50 Stanley Street
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