ROUTEBURN TRACK

Possibly one of the most well-located New Zealand Great Walks, the Routeburn Track links Fiordland with Mount Aspiring National Park – meaning you start the trail near Queenstown, and finish it close to Milford Sound (or the other way around).

Hiking the Routeburn Track rewards walkers with spectacular mountain, alpine and lake views, as well as forests draped in moss and pristine waterfalls. It’s a shorter distance than some of the other New Zealand Great Walks at only 32kms, but it packs a real punch when it comes to scenery! You’re likely to be joined for much of the Routeburn by native birds – listen for the call of robins, bellbirds, fantails and wood pigeons.

Routeburn Track, Great Walk in the South Island of New Zealand

The logistics of this hike can take a little to get your head around (we can help with that!), but the Routeburn Track can perfectly work into your plans for visiting Milford and Queenstown - and save you a lot of time sitting in the car or on a bus (5 hours + one-way). Use this time to see and do more on your own time schedule.  Photo stops along these two spectacular scenic drives can be incredible - just ensure you have enough camera battery and memory card space after you’ve come off the trail!

The Great Walk Season runs from late October until late April every summer.  If you are looking at walking this trail outside Great Walk Season, click here to find out more about walking in 'winter'.



ROUTEBURN TRACK LOGISTICS:

DISTANCE: 32kms (plus a few short side tracks) One way - Transport required.  If you have the time (5 days or so) you can connect the Routeburn with the Greenstown or Caples track and walk back to the other side of the mountains.

DURATION: You can choose.  Most people spend 2 nights/3 days on the track.  There are 4 huts to choose from at different locations along the way.  Many people start and finish around midday at either end.

ACCOMMODATION: Department of Conservation huts (bunks and shared facilities).

DIRECTION: You can choose to walk either way.  We suggest beginning at the Divide (near Milford and Te Anau) and walking towards Routeburn Shelter (near Glenorchy and Queenstown).  Less uphill in this direction and the logistics work really well for the best use of your time.  The views are incredible in both directions.

WHEN TO BOOK: Everything needs to be pre booked, and the track sells out very quickly - months and months in advance. We start taking bookings very early in the year for the following season.

To tick off this beauty please contact us as soon as possible to have the best chance of choosing your ideal dates.

ROUTEBURN TRACK CAR RELOCATION

Imagine finishing the trail and having your vehicle waiting for you. No relying on busy communal track transport, no rushing past from the beauty of Glenorchy and Milford Sound. Just the freedom of having your own wheels, fresh clothing and supplies waiting for you after the four-day hike so that you can enjoy this special part of the world exactly as you wish.

$225-$295 per car    LEARN MORE

ROUTEBURN TRACK HIKING PACKAGES

 PREMIUM PACKAGE 

We will take care of everything
Optional: Milford Sound Experience.

INCLUDED:

2 nights DOC Hut Tickets
Itinerary Assistance
Track Transport
Hiking Food
Osprey Backpack
Sea to Summit Sleeping Bag
Rain Jacket and Pants
Cooking/Eating Equipment
Hot Drink Thermos
First Aid Kit
Inflatable Pillow
Care Package

Hiking Poles (Optional Addition)

YOU NEED:

Appropriate Clothing and Footwear
A medium Level of Fitness

$935 per person

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 ESSENTIALS PACKAGE 

You book the DOC hut tickets.
We provide the essentials.

INCLUDED:

Track Transport
Hiking Food
Osprey Backpack
Sea to Summit Sleeping Bag
Rain Jacket
Cooking/Eating Equipment
First Aid Kit

Hiking Poles (Optional Addition)

YOU NEED:

Appropriate Clothing and Footwear
A medium Level of Fitness
DOC Hut Tickets

$675 per person

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 CAR /CRUISE COMBO 

Car Relocation plus Milford Sound cruise.
Great value/best use of travel time!

INCLUDED:

Milford Sound Cruise:
Two Adult Cruise Tickets.
Car Relocation:
Divide to Routeburn Shelter (or Routeburn to Divide)
Optional: Additional cruise tickets

$325-$399 per car

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CUSTOMER FEEDBACK

A truly memorable experience. A mixture of weather conditions, but it didn't spoil the breathtaking scenery! I did the track over 3 days, finishing at The Divide. Stayed in DOC huts, that were all very clean. I also chose to use a food package from EasyHike company which delivered to my accommodation in Queenstown the day before my hike. Totally hassle free, great food options, plenty of food, light to pack and carry. I was very happy. A must do Great Walk! Kit Y April 2018
Easyhike, Hiking Packages
2018-05-21T20:24:00+00:00
A truly memorable experience. A mixture of weather conditions, but it didn't spoil the breathtaking scenery! I did the track over 3 days, finishing at The Divide. Stayed in DOC huts, that were all very clean. I also chose to use a food package from EasyHike company which delivered to my accommodation in Queenstown the day before my hike. Totally hassle free, great food options, plenty of food, light to pack and carry. I was very happy. A must do Great Walk! Kit Y April 2018
Routeburn track is absolutely gorgeous. We used Easyhike for our logistics, including backpacks, food and relocation of our car. They are very nice and responsive. Great service! Will use Easyhike again next time. jcztrip May 2017
Easyhike, Hiking Packages
2018-05-21T21:04:02+00:00
Routeburn track is absolutely gorgeous. We used Easyhike for our logistics, including backpacks, food and relocation of our car. They are very nice and responsive. Great service! Will use Easyhike again next time. jcztrip May 2017
I enjoyed using Easyhike to help me do my Routeburn Track hike. You were so helpful every step of the way, even with my itinerary changes, and it was such a pleasure to have my car waiting for me at the end of this rainy day! I loved the food package you put together as well - so many wonderful things to eat! Thank you so much for everything.  Andrea D, USA
Easyhike, Hiking Packages
5.0
2015-07-18T12:40:16+00:00
I enjoyed using Easyhike to help me do my Routeburn Track hike. You were so helpful every step of the way, even with my itinerary changes, and it was such a pleasure to have my car waiting for me at the end of this rainy day! I loved the food package you put together as well - so many wonderful things to eat! Thank you so much for everything.  Andrea D, USA
I thought the whole interaction/experience was fantastic. I have already told several people in the US about your firm. Dave A, USA
Easyhike, Hiking Packages
5.0
2015-07-03T14:02:04+00:00
I thought the whole interaction/experience was fantastic. I have already told several people in the US about your firm. Dave A, USA
I thought the food package was great. There was so much food. It was great. Dave A, USA
Easyhike, Hiking Packages
5.0
2015-07-03T14:07:40+00:00
I thought the food package was great. There was so much food. It was great. Dave A, USA
There was loads of food!  I really liked the dinner and desserts, they were awesome, and so was the porridge. Laura E, Aus
Easyhike, Hiking Packages
5.0
2015-07-18T12:49:23+00:00
There was loads of food!  I really liked the dinner and desserts, they were awesome, and so was the porridge. Laura E, Aus
We traveled from California to do the hike - and could not possibly have been able to manage it as easily, if at all, without the amazing services offered by Bobbie and her team at Easyhike. They reduced the logistics of the trip to virtually zero for us: Delivering rucksacks with absolutely everything we'd need or want, from rain gear and sleeping bags to food and first aid kits, right to our hotel the day before the hike. They also arranged to move our car from the start to the finish, so it was awaiting us when we got there. Literally all we had to do was dress and show up. The whole adventure was amazing - and if you have even an inkling that this might be something you'd enjoy, then DON'T HESITATE!! It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience...  David L January 2018
Easyhike, Hiking Packages
2018-05-21T20:38:15+00:00
We traveled from California to do the hike - and could not possibly have been able to manage it as easily, if at all, without the amazing services offered by Bobbie and her team at Easyhike. They reduced the logistics of the trip to virtually zero for us: Delivering rucksacks with absolutely everything we'd need or want, from rain gear and sleeping bags to food and first aid kits, right to our hotel the day before the hike. They also arranged to move our car from the start to the finish, so it was awaiting us when we got there. Literally all we had to do was dress and show up. The whole adventure was amazing - and if you have even an inkling that this might be something you'd enjoy, then DON'T HESITATE!! It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience...  David L January 2018
Overall the meals exceeded expectations.  Rachel and I had a fantastic time and look forward to using Easyhike again. Skip W
Easyhike, Hiking Packages
5.0
2015-07-18T12:22:57+00:00
Overall the meals exceeded expectations.  Rachel and I had a fantastic time and look forward to using Easyhike again. Skip W
I was a little leery about using rented equipment. What Easyhike provided was very high quality. No different than what I would have brought for myself. The packs were great.  Dave A, USA
Easyhike, Hiking Packages
5.0
2015-07-03T14:06:31+00:00
I was a little leery about using rented equipment. What Easyhike provided was very high quality. No different than what I would have brought for myself. The packs were great.  Dave A, USA
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