The view from Sugarloaf Pass

Image: DOC

Introduction

This marked track traverses moraine through beech forest from Lake Sylvan.

Track overview

Walking and tramping

8-11 hr (Routeburn carpark - Lake Sylvan) Advanced: Tramping track

Dog access

No dogs

About this track

Description

Time: 2-3 hr to Lake Sylvan-Rockburn Hut site
6-8 hr Rockburn Hut Site to Routeburn car park 

The marked track traverses moraine through beech forest from Lake Sylvan. The Rockburn Hut site is nestled in the forest, with a chasm, river beaches and pools closeby. Climb through forest to the fragile Sugarloaf Saddle where there are great views of the Rockburn and Routeburn Valleys. The descent to the Routeburn Track is steep.

Rockburn Hut has been removed due to severe storm damage. There is a new camp shelter and toilet nearby, owned by Dart River Jet, that the public can use. 

Getting there

You can start this walk at either end by starting at the Routeburn car park or from the Lake Sylvan track which connects to this track.

Contacts

Whakatipu-wai-Māori / Queenstown Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 442 7935
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   queenstownvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   50 Stanley Street
Queenstown
9300
Postal Address:   PO Box 811
Queenstown 9348
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