Walking Track Tours

3 Day Routeburn Track - Guided Walk

The Routeburn Guided Walk is a three day, all inclusive, Queenstown to Queenstown alpine adventure, through World Heritage Fiordland and Mt Aspiring National Parks.

Pricing:

Details provided in the page below

ITINERARY

DAY 1

Your adventure begins with a coach ride from Queenstown to the Divide on the scenic Milford Road. From here you climb a well-graded track to Key Summit, where you can sit among the alpine plants and partake in “The Annual General Meeting of the Mountains”. You then descend to Lake Howden hut for a hot drink and picnic lunch, before gradually climbing through lush silver beech forest to the base of Earland Falls: quiet a sight in the wet weather! You will look over the Hollyford Valley to the ice capped Darran Mountains before descending to the splendid lodge at Lake MacKenzie where refreshments, a hot shower, three course meal and comfortable bed are waiting

Distance: 14KM/8.7MILES – 5-6 HOURS WALKING Meals: LUNCH – DINNER

DAY 2

You leave the ancient forest draped in moss and lichen, and enter the alpine world of daisies, buttercups, gentians and edelweiss. Here you have a full vista of the Darran Mountains across the Hollyford Valley, which slices through Fiordland to the distant Tasman Sea at Martins Bay. After lunch at the Harris Saddle (1277m), you can ascend Conical Hill for a panoramic view of the surrounding peaks. After walking around Lake Harris you come into more intimate terms with the mountains towering above the upper basins of the Routeburn River. You spend your second night of luxury at Routeburn Falls, a favoured haunt of the comical alpine parrot, the kea.

Distance: 15KM/9.4MILES – 5-7 HOURS WALKING Meals: BREAKFAST – LUNCH – DINNER

DAY 3

Take time to enjoy the dramatic landscape around the Falls, before descending to the alpine pastures of the Routeburn Flats. Your guides will take the scenic route through the meadows and find the deepest green pool for you to picinic beside. The track shadows the river as it roars through a magnificent gorge before plunging beneath the unyielding rocks at the Sump. From here it is a gentle walk through columns of red beech trees to the Road End. A coach will take you back to Queenstown stopping at Glenorchy for a group photograph which is presented to you at a celebration dinner that evening

Distance: 10KM/6.1MILES – 3-4 HOURS WALKING Meals: BREAKFAST – LUNCH – DINNER

PRICES - DATES

Routeburn Track - Prices 2017 - 2018 Season

Low season
1 November  – 30 November Adult AUD$1290.00
and 1 April – 20 April
High season
1 December  – 31 March Adult AUD$1440.00

4 share bunk Style - shared bathroom facilities

Low Season

 

1 November  – 30 November
and 1 April  – 20 April

 

Twin/Share: AUD$ 1690.00
Single: AUD$ 2120.00

 

High season
1 December  – 31 March

 

Twin/Share: AUD$ 1840.00
Single: AUD$ 2260.00

 

Routeburn Track – Track Start and Finish Guide 3 Days, 2 nights, departs Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday.

 

Start – Finish
Monday – Wednesday
Tuesday – Thursday
Wednesday – Friday
Friday – Sunday
Sunday – Tuesday

BRIEFING

Pre-Track Briefing For all our multi day walks it is essential you attend your pre-track briefing the evening prior to departure. This is held in the Ultimate Hikes office, Top Floor, “The Station”, Corner of Camp & Shotover Streets, Queenstown. Milford Track/Ultimate Hike: 4.00pm Check-in: 3.45pm Routeburn Track: 2.00pm Check-in 1.45pm Grand Traverse: 3.00pm Check-in: 2.45pm

 

Clothing requirements

 

Please remember the above tracks are in remote wilderness areas and the unpredictable nature of the weather in this region means that snow, winds and rain can occur at any time of the year. It is therefore very important to be prepared for the worst weather conditions and carry the appropriate clothing. Details of the required clothing can be found in the “What to Bring” page of the Important Information section. Pre-Track Accommodation Pre-Track accommodation is required. It is essential that we know where you are staying please advise our office when you have finalised your bookings.

BOOKING PROCESS

To secure a reservation we require full payment at time of booking.

 

Cancellations Outside 90 days: AU$100.00 per person Between 89-60 days: AU$200.00 per person Between 59-21 days: 50% of full fare Within 21 days: 100% of full fare

 

All cancellations must be made in writing. Cancellation fees are charged on the following basis per person: These fees are non negotiable, we strongly recommend you take out travel insurance.

 

Children’s prices apply to those 10-15 years inclusive. Sorry, we do not take children under 10 years of age on our guided walks.

 

If you are over 70 years, please consult your doctor to check your physical fitness.

 

We suggest you take out comprehensive travel insurance. This normal precaution does not reflect any likelihood of accident, injury or loss during your guided walk. If you book any of our multiday guided walks, please inform us of where you are staying in Queenstown or Te Anau the night prior to your departure and if you have any specialised dietary requirements.

 

The operators reserve the right to alter, amend or cancel any trip should weather or any other circumstance necessitate this. Once the walk has departed from Queenstown or Mt Cook, no portion of the package payment is refundable in the event of an individual or group being unable to proceed further on the track, for whatever reason. Milford Track Guided Walk, Routeburn Guided Walk and Alpine Guides Mt Cook make all arrangements for these tours on the condition that it shall not be liable for any sickness, injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity which may be occasioned, either directly or indirectly, by reason of any defect in any vehicle, vessel or aircraft, by weather, by any other cause, or through acts of default of a company or person engaged in conveying the passengers, or in carrying out arrangements for these tours.

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