Routeburn Track Hike


Full day


8:30am to 5:30pm (approx)


Hotel transfers and private guide


Picnic lunch


October to April


Routeburn Flats – 13km/8 miles return, easy 3 to 3.5 hour return hike or Routeburn Falls Hut – 17.6km/11 miles return, moderate 6 to 7 hour return hike


Routeburn Flats – easy Routeburn Falls Hut – moderate

Track update:

CLOSED till end of March 2020 Due to Slips and bridges washed out

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Experience soaring mountain peaks, cascading waterfalls, vast valleys and shimmering lakes

Begin your journey with a spectacular scenic drive to Glenorchy. Renowned for being “one of the most beautiful drives in the world”, the road hugs the turquoise shores of Lake Wakatipu as it winds through valleys and around mountain peaks.

Relax in the comfort of your Land Rover Discovery or Mercedes van and enjoy the flexibility of stopping wherever and whenever you like for photo opportunities or rest stops.

The beech forest signals the beginning of Mount Aspiring National Park, where we start walk along the renowned Routeburn Track. Your personal hiking guide will navigate you through the ancient forest that rests alongside the picturesque Routeburn River before heading up to Bridal Veil Waterfall.

Using a swing bridge, we’ll traverse across the roaring canyon below and make our way towards the tranquil Routeburn Flats. Pausing to take in the vast open wilderness of these alpine flats, we’ll stop to enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch, while learning about the rich Maori history, birdlife, flora and fauna.

If you’re feeling adventurous, we can continue hiking through more spectacular beech forest up towards Routeburn Falls Hut, pausing to take in breathtaking views across the Routeburn Flats and Humboldt Mountains.

Our local guides love being able to tailor each tour to suit your interests, tastes and abilities. Contact us to customise your iconic adventure on one of New Zealand's Great Walks.

Routeburn Track
Routeburn Track
Routeburn track
Routeburn track

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Our Dream Wedding

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Great coordination, highly flexible, travel in comfort

We actually had multiple days with Alpine Luxury Tours. Jamie was our driver/host on all 3 days. We were a small group so it was very easy to discuss our destinations. We did the wine tour (slight changes due to the weather), Tasman glacier hike/helo ride, and Dart river jetboat ride/Arrowtown tour. Separate reviews were done for those specific events. Alpine Luxury Tours provided us with lunch for certain events, transport to/ from activities and narration along our routes. Many thanks to Jamie who made our vacation a truly memorable visit.

Simply Spectacular

Such stunning scenery at Middle Earth!!! What a spectacular place to visit, the Middle Earth waterfalls is one of New Zealand's best things to do! The glacier, waterfalls, alpine flowers/moss all add up to make this not only a unique experience, but was quite awe inspiring too. Lee was amazing to deal with, going out of his way to ensure that we could go on this helicopter flight..... firstly cancelled due to Covid in March 2020, and then due to weather. An amazing experience shared with family. Would absolutely recommend this fantastic opportunity to you all.

A magic 48hrs

Fantastic! Lee is an absolute pro, every detail is taken care of and you are guaranteed a super comfortable, enjoyable experience. You can tell he's a local and really loves the area, his insider knowledge adds value to the trip and helped ensure we made the most of every moment. And to top it off he's a bloody good bloke! I'll be on the phone to book him in again if I'm lucky enough to spend more time in Central Otago.

Stuart M