Winter Routeburn Track

WINTER HIKING

WINTER HIKING

Winter in Fiordland is stunning. Crisp and clear days with fresh snow on the towering mountains create an unbelievable picturesque hiking experience. In winter, everything is bigger and more vibrant, plus what’s better than nestling in front of a roaring fire at the end of a day exploring?

Hiking on all three of the Fiordland Great Walks during winter can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but because they all cross alpine sections and avalanche paths, we strongly recommend you don’t walk the entire track between early May to late October (outside of the Great Walks season). To attempt the full tracks in winter conditions, you need to be very experienced in backcountry winter hiking with appropriate alpine skills and equipment.

DOC facilities are also greatly reduced during winter, but luckily there are some accessible DOC Huts in both Fiordland National Park and Mt Aspiring National Park you can safely experience for a taste of winter hiking, without venturing into hazardous territory.

   OVERNIGHT    WINTER    HIKING    EXPERIENCE   

Our Winter Overnight Package is a one-night hiking escape with all the essentials you need to get a taste of winter hiking in New Zealand’s wilderness.

You hike into a DOC Hut for one night with the opportunity to take a bit of extra time,  explore side trails and venture a little further along the track (only if it’s safe!). At the end of your day, settle in and enjoy the classic kiwi experience of staying in a DOC hut with your fellow winter walkers before hiking out the same route the next day.

Our Winter Overnight Package is available for the Milford Track, Routeburn Track or Kepler Track, or any of the equally stunning trails in the area. Access to the Milford Track, regardless of the time of the year is via water taxi (additional cost), so there are a few more logistics – but that’s where we come in to take care of all of it for you!

Contact us if you’re not sure which overnight experience is right for you.

HOW IT WORKS

  1. You book your Winter Overnight Package with us here.
  2. We send you a food preferences form to complete so we can design your meals.
  3. We put your package together and deliver your gear and food to your local accommodation (Te Anau, Queenstown or Glenorchy) the day before your hike.
  4. You visit DOC to purchase/collect your hut tickets, check the track conditions and the most recent weather report.
  5. You start your winter overnight hike.
  6. Once you’ve finished, you drop the gear back into our base in Te Anau or Glenorchy.

Winter Overnight Package Inclusions

Hiking Food: 1 x Lunch, 1 x Dinner, 1 x Dessert, 1 x Breakfast, loads of Snacks

Winter Essential Gear Hire:

  • Backpack/cover/liner
  • Sleeping bag/liner
  • Rain jacket & rain pants
  • First aid kit
  • Headlamp
  • Cooking & eating tools (pot/plates/mugs/utensils/kitchen tidy kit)
  • Thermos, Gas & Gas Cooker

Support & Advice

We are a local kiwi family business, Fiordland is our home and our passion. Ask us about hidden gems and our top tips on where to take this overnight package.

 

  • Diane E, AucklandEasyhike were an amazing company to deal with. From the first phone call they were helpful and informative. They kept in touch leading up to our Kepler Track start date and all thier instructions were clear and easy to follow. It was fantastic to have our car waiting for us at the end of our four day tramp.

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