Rated one of the world’s best classic hikes, the Routeburn Track combines personal achievement with awe-inspiring scenery. With this half-day tour, enjoy a more relaxed pace through the forest and into a world of peace and tranquility surrounded by the sounds of rivers, waterfalls and native birds.
What You'll Get
Departing from your local Queenstown accommodation, your guide will drive you along the spectacular Lake Wakatipu and into Mt Aspiring National Park. Access to the renowned Routeburn Track is via a swing bridge, from where you are immediately immersed into stunning native beech forest.
On this moderately paced 2 hour walk, your guide will point out some stunning examples of the native plant and birdlife. 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 New Zealand’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.
It is recommended clients wear comfortable appropriate footwear for wet or dry conditions.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Small-group tour, afternoon departure from 1.30pm
- Professional guide
- Light snacks and water
- Pickup from central Queenstown accommodations is included. Surround suburbs (Kelvin Heights, Frankton, Arthur's Point, Fernhill and others) by arrangement. Please contact to reconfirm pick up arrangement and time.
Returns to original departure point
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The Fine Print
7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.