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Famous Routeburn Track

Full Day including Lunch

Price from £131 per person

A Guided Walks New Zealand vehicle will pick you up from your hotel for your transfer to the departure point of your tour. At 8.00am join your vehicle to commence a full day trek on the famous Routeburn Track. This walk in the Mount Aspiring National Park starts with a scenic drive to the northern end of Lake Wakatipu and into the Routeburn Valley. A journey along the edge of the lake from Queenstown to the head of Lake Wakatipu is the ideal preparation for the splendor of the world-famous Routeburn Track. Your walk begins among towering ancient beech forest, climbing gradually through a 130 million year old magical world, blanketed by forest mosses and ferns and skirting the thundering Routeburn through the gorge it has carved over the millennia. The woodland eventually parts to reveal the rich grassland of Routeburn Flats, overlooked on all sides by cloud-scraping mountains, some so high they have permafrost and small glaciers. Enjoy a well earned lunch surrounded by the grandeur of alpine meadows, meandering streams and majestic snow capped mountains. On the return journey, explore the old forgotten paths of the Maori as you travel along the original Greenstone trails, finding new enchantment around each corner, where native birds abound.

Inclusions:

Hotel pick up/drop off from all Queenstown accommodations
Lunch
Guide

Operates:
Months: Year Round
Days: Daily  
Duration: 9 Hours
Starts: 08:00
Ends: 17:00
  
Does not operate on the following public holidays:
Christmas Day (25 December)
Boxing Day (26 December)
New Year's Day (01 January)
Good Friday (18 Apr 2014)