Listing ID: 76636

Full-Day Guided Walk In The Routeburn Track From Queenstown With Picnic Included

Rated one of the world’s “Top Ten Classic Hikes”, the Routeburn Track combines personal achievement with awe-inspiring scenery. On the full day walk explore the valley and be rewarded with spectacular views and a picnic lunch, or enjoy a more relaxed pace on the half-day walk through the forest.

We will pick you up in Queenstown at 8.00am and drive you along the picturesque Queenstown-Glenorchy Road beside Lake Wakatipu. Beyond Glenorchy we drive through Paradise and at the road end enter Mt Aspiring National Park and the renowned Routeburn Track. Cross the swing bridge and enter a spectacular Beech Forest. The path is smooth and flat, allowing you to look for birds as they flit through the trees – a treat is to see the Mohua (yellowhead) a rare endemic bird usually seen in small breeding flocks plus the native bush robin and NZ’s smallest native bird the rifleman

The track follows the Routeburn River as it roars through a magnificent gorge before plunging beneath the rocks. It is a gradual ascent through 130million year old magical world of ferns, mosses, lichens & beech forest. The wide variety of flora and fauna on display is sure to impress. Our guides will also share information about the historical significance of the Routeburn Track and how it was used by Maori and European pioneers. There are plenty of waterfalls to enjoy and lots of places to rest along the river. The trail is moderately paced, rising gradually towards stunning snow-capped peaks.

We recommend that clients wear comfortable appropriate footwear and warm layers all year round. Wilderness Guided Walks is an all weather activity and rain jackets can be supplied. Tours operate all year roud, track conditions permitting.

- What Will You Do

- 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

- What Is Included

- Lunch
- Snacks
- Local guide
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Selected Queenstown Hotel pickup and drop-off

- What Is Not Included

- Gratuities (optional)

- Transfers

We will pick you up and drop you off in your accommodation in Queenstown. Please contact us after booking to provide your address and arrange a meeting time.

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- Duration: 10 hours
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