Explore the splendour of the world-famous Routeburn walk on foot. This day walk allows you to exclusive access to off track sections of the Routeburn Valley, view the entire magnificent valley from the Routeburn Falls. A delicious Kiwi-style picnic lunch as well as pickup and dropoff at your Queenstown accommodation is included.
After pickup from your Queenstown accommodation, departs Queenstown at 8:00am. As you travel towards Glenorchy on a road that clings to the very edge of the lake, your guide will introduce you to the history and landscape of the region. From time to time, the road rises to superb vantage points where you will enjoy unparalleled panoramas of jagged, snow-capped mountains, rolling alpine farmland and acre upon acre of glorious lake land tussock meadows.
Make your way on this great walk in Mount Aspiring National Park with a gradual ascent, through a magical 130 million year old world of ferns, mosses, lichens and beech forest. Every step can be a story as your knowledgeable guide will describe the forest plants, point out those with medicinal benefits and ensure you stop and meet the native birds which are plentiful.
Just 6.5km, approximately 2.5 hours down the track, the woodlands part to reveal the rich grassland of Routeburn Flats, overlooked on all sides by majestic mountains.
The Flats is a pristine site to stop for lunch. After a delicious Kiwi-style picnic lunch, we turn and enjoy the valley in reverse. Exploring the old paths of the Māori travellers as we travel along their old ‘Greenstone' trails, discovering more stories around each corner.
Return to Queenstown at approx. 4:00 to 5:00pm.
Departure daily on request.
- Guided walks with an experienced local guide
- Queenstown accommodation pickup & dropoff
- Picnic lunch and refreshments
- Walking poles if required
Please contact us if you would like to have a private guided Routeburn Track walk. This Routeburn Track day walk is from the Routeburn Shelter (near Glenorchy). We also have Routeburn Track day walk from The Divide (closer to Te Anau). E: firstname.lastname@example.org