DURATION: Full day
TIME: 8:30am to 5:30pm (approx)
INCLUDES: Hotel transfers and private guide
ADDITIONAL: Picnic lunch
AVAILABLE: October to April
DISTANCE: Routeburn Flats – 13km/8 miles return, (easy 3 to 3.5 hour return hike)
Routeburn Falls Hut – 17.6km/11 miles return, (moderate 6 to 7 hour return hike)
RATING: Routeburn Flats – easy. Routeburn Falls Hut – moderate
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 own private Mercedes vehicle 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.
Our private, luxury fleet is available during your stay. We can assist with:
• Airport Transfers
• Transfers to your Accommodation
• Transport for Dinner Reservations and Appointments
• Golf or Activity Transfers
Enquire here or add a transfer request to your booking form.
TOUR: Routeburn Track Hike