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Routeburn Track

Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Ranked #4 of 13 Attractions in Te Anau
Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
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Auckland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I've done the Routeburn twice - the expensive 'supported' way (Ultimate Hikes) and the unsupported DoC way. You have to carry your pack either way, but on UH you won't carry food (except that day's lunch) or bedding. The rest of your stuff will fit in a 60l pack and will still feel heavy if you're not so young or... More

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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Every step of the way on Routeburn track is just amazing. You start out on the eastern end near Glenorchy and look up at the spectacular Southern Alps and think to yourself, "how on earth is the track going to get across that mountain range?". But it does and in such a beautiful interesting way. This is a must do... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We did the Routeburn over the Easter holidays so it was pretty jam packed at Lake Mackenzie Hut, though the Routeburn Falls hut was quiet. Both huts were very nice and well catered for with lovely hut wardens too. A crazy mix of weather which was cool, though the $10 waterproof pants from Bunnings had a bit of a tough... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I walked the RB track in November. Great group. Well catered for in tremendous chalets. A great experience to follow the Milford track.

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Verona, Wisconsin
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

My wife and I hiked the track from the Routeburn Shelter to the Divide in 3 days, 2 nights. We stayed in the Routeburn Falls Hut the first night. The hike to it was fairly short and not too difficult (though level of incline does increase when you reach the Routeburn Flats camp area). The combination of open meadows at... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

8 of us (yea, we were a large group) did the track over 3D2N starting from the shelter and ending at the Divide. I am firstly very impressed with the DOC facilities. I have roughed it in SE Asia, so I was extremely surprised and happy to see that the toilets at the huts were stocked with toilet paper and... More

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Did the track over 2 days. Starting from The Divide to Lake Mackenzie Hut for day 1. And finishing the rest of the track on day 2. Took the tracknet shuttle to the starting point. Started off on a wet day so the scenery wasn't that great. The highlight however is between Lake Mackenzie Hut to Routeburn Falls Hut. Conical... More

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

When you are organising a group of trampers in such an idilic place in New Zealand and have to travel a long way to get there is was pleasing to find a company such as Easyhike to collect our car at one end and have it waiting for us at the other. The process is so easy and secure and... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Routeburn is a great walk! and Easyhike transport was fabulous for relocating our car to the other end of the track! They organised it last minute and the transfer was cheaper than us all getting a shuttle back by a long shot! Also great to walk at our own pace and not have an exact time to be at the... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

A fantastic and flawless experience. The track and huts were great and Easyhike relocated our car to the end of the track for us making the whole trip entirely hassle free. Great service, we highly recommend!

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