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Routeburn Track Guided Walk (Half-Day)

Routeburn Track Guided Walk (Half-Day)

By Nomad Safaris
per adult
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Ages 0-99, max of 41 per group
Duration: 5h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Small-group tour, afternoon departure from 1.30pm
  • Professional guide
  • Light snacks and water
  • Pickup from central Queenstown accommodations is included. Surround suburbs (Kelvin Heights, Frankton, Arthur's Point, Fernhill and others) by arrangement. Please contact to reconfirm pick up arrangement and time.
What's not included
  • Gratuities

Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • 37 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5762P9

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 41 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is Routeburn Track Guided Walk (Half-Day)?
Routeburn Track Guided Walk (Half-Day) price starts from $139.14. Discover and book Routeburn Track Guided Walk (Half-Day) on Tripadvisor
What is the Routeburn Track Guided Walk (Half-Day) cancellation policy?
Routeburn Track Guided Walk (Half-Day) cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Routeburn Track Guided Walk (Half-Day) on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Routeburn Track Guided Walk (Half-Day)?
Routeburn Track Guided Walk (Half-Day) is hosted by Nomad Safaris. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Nomad Safaris on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Routeburn Track Guided Walk (Half-Day) on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Routeburn Track Guided Walk (Half-Day)?
On average, this experience will take approximately 5h. Discover and book Routeburn Track Guided Walk (Half-Day) on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5762P9

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Joined in October 2008

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  • briannag782
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  • Ameera34
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  • zbusters
    Great fun in the mountains!
    This was SO fun!! We also saw way more than I expected. 360 views from several spots. I’ve never driven a Quad before and the guiding they took us through before we set off had me totally comfortable. I think when they were doing the instruction before we set off they may have not only been teaching us skills but also been evaluating our comfort level so when we set off those of us that were more comfortable went with the faster guide and the slower group came up behind; I think they also went over calmer terrain. Our guide Lukas, was AWEsome! Totally set a fun pace for all of us and checked in regularly, made nice stops etc. He actually asked if we would be up for something s little more technical after our first main stop and I bowed out because of it being my first time, but when we got to the second stop, he spoke with the other guide and they arranged for my fiancé and other rider to go with him (who were both quite experienced) sp they could do the more advanced stuff, and I hung out with the other group than retuned with them. I thought this was awesome because my partner could experience stuff that was more his level yet I never had to get out of my comfort zone. I cannot recall the other guides name (comes from black water rafting) but he was also great. I gotta hand it to him, there were two in his group (the group I returned with) of which the woman was SO slow!! I mean I was getting annoyed because she was barely crawling and would regularly stop on the downhill. At one point she just freaked out and stopped completely and he very calmly came up and rode her quad down the steep part for her. (Honestly this couple from India should never have partook in this activity given how slow and nervous she was and how he kept just randomly stopping to take in the view and pictures of themselves) but, my point being, the guide remained super calm snd happy which is a lot of credit to him. On the operation, this was good. Super straight forward, easy. I will say they seriously need to change out the lens on their goggles though. Goggles were not required but extremely advantageous given how dusty it was but man are they scratched up! I ride DH MTN with the same goggles and know how clear I want those goggles so that I can see well. Other than that the jackets, boots, bikes, etc they give you are all solid. Anyway, we hope to come back to Queenstown in a year or so and will totally be doing this again, it was awesome. Thanks so much for an awesome day frolicking in the mountains!
  • Valerie C
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    My only point of feedback for the vendor is that they didn’t confirm our pickup time in advance; I had to email and they confirmed that morning. Otherwise the tour was as promised, tour guide was knowledgeable and hospitable. Tour was a great mix of 4WD driving, breaks, infomation, etc. Our tour guide, Peter, was lovely - engaging and a great driver. Despite this being one of the “most dangerous roads in the world”, Peter’s driving never made me nervous or uncomfortable. He also had some great tour guide tricks that he shared with us to help us get that perfect photo. I would highly recommend this tour and Nomad Safaris and I would book with them again.
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1 review
Very good

Keith K
43 contributions
We had a fantastic morning enjoying the scenery, stories and some great humour with our guide, Brent.

Would recommend this walk for all abilities
Written March 30, 2023
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The scenery is quite magic. It is great to know that our guides are always doing their best to make your day memorable! Thanks for the review!
Written May 4, 2023
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