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Address: Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
Activities: Hiking

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Great hike, made even better with EasyHike

Track is awesome. If you're camping, the first day is disproportionately short and consequently it trickles into longer days afterwards. Aside from that, truly great hike. Don't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Track is awesome. If you're camping, the first day is disproportionately short and consequently it trickles into longer days afterwards. Aside from that, truly great hike. Don't forget this track is NOT a loop, which means you need a car hire service to bring your car from one end to the other, unless you're using a shuttle service, but frankly... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We were really disorganised booking our Routbourn trek and didn't realise how busy it would be in February with Chinese New Year and the cricket! Was a beautiful 2 day hike made super easy by using Easy Hike to relocate our car! Easy hike were brilliant finding us a last minute driver and giving us car hire information (we got... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Amazingly beautiful walk. The huts are great walk standard, I specially liked the Routeburn Falls hut. Lots of rain on the third day, so I was really happy to find my car relocated by Easyhike, to change into dry clothes, turn the heater on and drive on to my next destination!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We did this as part of Ultimate Hike's classic walk (both the Milford and the Routeburn tracks). On this track it rained the first two days and was clear on the last. For me, I think it was better in the rain, despite the difficulty of taking photographs. Coming across the Hollyford face and up to the Harris Saddle and... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

They have made tracks for few hours - upto four days where one can reach the summit near Milford Sound. Its dense , with river flowing by the side. exhilarating. Washroom at the entry point is very smelly.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

We did a day hike on this track from Glenorchy to the flats hut & back. The track is beautifully maintained and the scenery is just gorgeous. We passed a beautiful river canyon and saw a group of people on a canyon adventure jumping off the rocks, sliding down rocks, etc. looked fun! Overall a fantastic day spent hiking!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We walked this 3 day track in February and had variable weather. The first day to Mackenzie Hut it was snowing! The hut was full (campers were also indoors given the bad conditions) so the stove and drying racks were totally overcrowded, thankfully we had good waterproofs on and were fine except for very wet feet but a lot of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Wonderful track! The most beautiful scenery I have ever seen in NZ, wonderful cabin/tent sites on Lake Mackenzie and at the Routeburn flats. Reasonably easy for people of all fitness levels, with huts every 7km or so, there was a 6 year old girl where we stayed! Very, very beautiful. I would recommend keeping a close eye on the weather... More 

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Hamilton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We travelled in the middle of Feb. We had 3 perfect sunny days which allowed us great views at the top of the mountains. We used Buckleys Transport for our track transfers. We were really pleased with them. Martin kept us entertained on the way to the start and stopped in Te Anau for us to have a coffee and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Hiked from the Routeburn Shelter to the Divide over 3 days (2 nights). I have done plenty of hiking, and this walk is spectacular if not the prettiest I have ever done. The docs huts are very comfortable and include gas cookers. The whole family loved this walk, the daily swims and the beautiful scenery.

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