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'Beautiful beyond words'
Experience a walk of a lifetime on the Routeburn Track - a 32 km, 2-4 day track weaving through beech-forested valleys and alongside clear green rivers, glistening alpine lakes and breathtaking views from a mountain pass.
Feel close to nature as you cross New Zealand’s Southern Alps and pass through the incredible landscapes of Mt Aspiring National Park and Fiordland National Park.
The Routeburn Track is the perfect track for you, and your friends or family, if you love being amongst nature and want an exciting outdoors adventure on a track that has excellent facilities.
This is a Great Walk and offers a high standard of track and very comfortable, serviced huts as well as camping opportunities. During the winter months (May to October) the Routeburn Track remains open, but with reduced facilities.
View the Routeburn Track brochure (PDF, 5,936K).
Routeburn Track closure
The track will be closed for one day on Monday 25 August 2014 between Routeburn Falls Hut and the Routeburn (Glenorchy) road end due to a pest control operation. Routeburn North Branch and Nature Walk will also be closed. Tracks will be re-opened within 24 hours. Another one day closure will occur anytime from 30 August, depending on conditions.
This operation is part of our Battle for our Birds predator control programme, protecting our native wildlife from a rodent and stoat invasion. Get information about the operation.
Contact the Queenstown VC for more information.
- Avalanche hazard is possible
- Winter facilities - no gas stoves, radio, hut rangers, running water, or flushing toilets
- Snow and ice is present in the alpine section - alpine equipment and skills required
- Avalanche prone bridges are removed - potential for flooding exists and streams may be impassable
- See Winter tramping for more details