• 1 Day Duration
  • English
  • Free Cancellation 7 Days Before Use
  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Certain City Hotels Pick Up
  • Lunch Included

Routeburn Track Guided Full Day Wilderness Walk

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What to Expect
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Spend the day hiking the scenic Routeburn Track, one of the world's "Top Ten Classic Hikes"!


Starting the day from Queenstown, you will drive along the picturesque Queenstown-Glenorchy Road beside Lake Wakatipu. Beyond Glenorchy you'll drive through the town of Paradise, to enter Mt Aspiring National Park and the renowned Routeburn Track. From here you will start your hike, crossing the swing bridge and then enter the spectacular Beech Forest. The path is smooth and flat, allowing you to look for birds - a treat is to see the Mohua (yellowhead) a rare endemic bird usually seen in small breeding flocks plus the native bush robin and NZ's smallest native bird the rifleman.



The track follows the Routeburn River as it roars through a magnificent gorge before plunging beneath the rocks. It is a gradual ascent through 130 million year old magical world of ferns, mosses, lichens and beech forest. The wide variety of flora and fauna on display is sure to impress. Your guides will also share information about the historical significance of the Routeburn Track and how it was used by Maori and European pioneers. There are plenty of waterfalls to enjoy and lots of places to rest along the river. The trail is moderately paced, rising gradually towards stunning snow-capped peaks. The full-day hiking experience extends beyond the half-day option, giving you the chance to explore and enjoy the natural environment.


Enjoy breathtaking views on this unique guided hiking experience of Routeburn Track - book today on Kootrip!


Assembling arrangement:
  • Transfers are available for certain hotels in the Queenstown city area, please enter your hotel name when booking.

  • Please wait outside your hotel/pick-up location at least 10 minutes in advance of your scheduled pick-up time.
Dining arrangement:

Picnic lunch is included.

Tips:
  • Children with good physical ability can take part in this tour at a full price.
  • Infants aged 0 - 3 years can take part in this tour for free but cannot be provided with seats.
  • Departure time: 8:00 am

  • Duration: 10 hours (approx. 7 hours walking)
  • This tour requires a good level of physical fitness. You will need to be able to walk at a relaxed pace for approximately 7 hours.
  • We recommend wearing comfortable appropriate footwear and warm layers all year round.
  • This is an all weather activity and rain jackets can be supplied. 
  • Tours operate all year round, track conditions permitting.
  • Please note that this is a private tour and subject to supplier's availability.


What to bring:


  • Water bottle

  • Sunscreen

  • Hat

  • Sunglasses

  • Insect repellent

  • Camera

  • A sense of adventure

How to Use
Booking information:
  • Upon booking this product, you will receive confirmation in the form of a tour voucher.

  • Please present the voucher on your mobile device on the day of the tour.
  • The supplier's contact details are included on the tour voucher.


Cancellation rules:
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancellation or revision made at least 7 days before use.
  • 50% payment fee will be charged for cancellation or revision made at 4-6 days before use.
  • No cancellation or revision within 3 days before use.
  • If you do not show up at the required time, you will be considered to have forfeited your booking and will not be entitled to a refund.
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