Glacier Burn Track

Image: Rebecca Van Amber | Creative Commons


At Glacier Burn you'll climb through beech forest to Glacier Basin. Follow the creek beyond to view the Humboldt Mountains.

Track overview

Walking and tramping

2 - 4 hr Advanced: Tramping track

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


Follow the creek until the marker shows where to cross to the true left (looking downstream) and start climbing through beech forest. You can see old saw-milling snig lines near the start of the track. After two hours you will be in Glacier Basin, where you can follow the creek further up to view the Humboldt Mountains. Great bird life.

Getting there

25 minutes from Glenorchy, the track is signposted from the Glenorchy / Kinloch Road.

Know before you go

Don't go above bush line in winter and spring, as the area is prone to avalanches.


Whakatipu-wai-Māori / Queenstown Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 442 7935
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   50 Stanley Street
Postal Address:   PO Box 811
Queenstown 9348
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