The Routeburn track was absolutely amazing. It had the most spectacular views of the mountains around it and it was well worth the effort. I definitely recommend doing all the side trips as they all give you amazing views. The cabins are all very well maintained by the dedicated and every entertaining rangers, with heaps of bunks, good bathroom facilities and a big communal kitchen area which is a great place to meet new people. The Routeburn falls hut is in my opinion, the best hut on the track because of its great layout and its location ( close to the falls which are a nice place to relax and maybe go for a swim). Definitely one MUST DO hike!!
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