Fiordland region

Tramper climbing above Lake Mackenzie. Photo copyright: Rob Suisted. DOC USE ONLY.

Tramper climbing above Lake Mackenzie, Routeburn Track

Fiordland region map.

'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, 4,638K).

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Great Walks season: 28 October 2014 - 29 April 2015

Alert/Important notice

 Current conditions

  • Lower Routeburn track maintenance underway, walkers may experience some delays
  • Pest control operations were carried out on 31 August 2014 between Routeburn Shelter and Routeburn Falls Hut. Follow precautions indicated by signage until further notice. This is part of Battle for our Birds predator control programme, protecting our native wildlife from a rodent and stoat invasion. Contact the Queenstown Visitor Centre for more information

Great Walk/Easier tramping track Great Walk/Easier tramping track

Time:  

2-4 days

Distance:  

32 km
 
 

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Weather

Maps

Routeburn Track map and profile

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Check, Clean, Dry between waterways and stop the spread of didymo.

Didymo controls in Fiordland National Park

Safety

Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

Alerts for Fiordland places

Contacts

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
Email:   fiordlandvc@doc.govt.nz
Full office details
Whakatipu-wai-Māori / Queenstown Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 3 442 7935
Address:   50 Stanley Street
Queenstown
9300
Email:   queenstownvc@doc.govt.nz
Full office details