- Full-day Routeburn Track guided hike from Queenstown
- Be amazed by beautiful Mt Aspiring National Park, part of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Te Wahipounamu
- Learn about the Routeburn track's historical significance from your knowledgeable guide
- Snack on provided refreshments and a picnic lunch in a scenic location
- Round-trip transportation from Queenstown is included
- Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures a more personalized experience
What You Can Expect
Starting out in the forest, follow your guide along the trail and learn about the variety of plant and animal life in the park. Walk through southern beech trees and podocarps, trees that cover two-thirds of Mt Aspiring National Park, with some more than 800 years old! Look for some of the 59 bird species that have been found here, including the kea - the world’s only alpine parrot - and the rare, flightless takahe bird.
Moving at a moderate pace for about seven hours covering up to 13 miles (22km), take breaks to check out waterfalls and scenic spots along the river, refreshing yourself with provided snacks and lunch. Cross the spectacular Routeburn Canyon, where you may spot a few brave individuals taking an icy plunge into one of the rivers. Along the way, your guide shares information about the historical significance of the Routeburn Track and how it was used by Maori and European pioneers.
A moderate level of fitness is needed for this hike, along with comfortable walking shoes, layered clothing, and sun protection.