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

We did this beautiful track from the 20th-23rd of March this year. We got to experience both the sun and the rain during the hike. The waterfalls were especially amazing on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Sydney, Australia

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We did this beautiful track from the 20th-23rd of March this year. We got to experience both the sun and the rain during the hike. The waterfalls were especially amazing on the rainy days. The hut rangers were very friendly, helpful and informative in every hut we stayed at. We took our time doing this track and chose to stay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We did the first part of the track to key summit. To and From took 3 hours. Track was maintained but was narrow and almost 400 meters up. I would rate the track between easy and medium, be sure to have hiking shoes on. Views from key summit were great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I disliked this walk cause it was bloody raining...that fine misty rain that makes your old bones ache....rather be warm and sucking on a red wine!!

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Please do not underestimate the greatness of this hike. The trail is so well taken care of. I was blown away with how perfect everything was. The trail system is simply the best. I swear N.Z. does such a great job maintaining their trails ... But besides that .. The pure beauty of the areas you hike through. No words... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Lovely track with sweeping views (provided it isn't covered in a thick layer of rain clouds!). Full review here: http://bit.ly/1cKzK7S

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Brunswick Heads, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Such a stunning trip. Words can't describe the effect this walk had on me. I took my teenage son so was expecting a difficult time but the ancient immensity of the scenery and serenity of the trees bonded us in an unforgeable experience. The rangers were delightful and patiently listened to our endless questions and the easyhike crew that drove... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Ancient forests, rocky cliffs, enchanting wilderness. I felt like a hobbit on an unexpected journey (though looked more like a dwarf in my oversized raincoat). Just be ready the weather can change rapidly from summer to winter and the rocks are slippery when wet, so extra caution is necessary. I didn't pay enough attention and ended up with a seriously... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

It was an absolutely amazing experience, you cannot leave this area without doing it!! We hiked from the divide to the routeburn shelter, 2 nights & 3 days, staying at lake mckenzie and routeburn falls hut. The huts are of great quality for their location and ofcourse you get a 5 star view! The 2 lakes along the route were... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We had an amazing two-day, two-night hike starting from the Divide, staying at the MacKenzie hut the first night. (Very nice!) It was at the very beginning of the season (November 3), and so the top of the track was still a little icy in spots from the snow and heavy rains from the day before, making a few narrow... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

3 days, 2 nights at huts. amazing variety from rocky cliffs to rain forest and everything in between. darran mts were fogged in on our tramp, but we had fine weather on key summit and the falls side of things. new vista around every corner. it took me 19 hours over 3 days; a bit chagrined to find out that... More 

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