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  3. Te Anau

From Te Anau: Full Day Guided Walk Along the Routeburn Track

Product ID: 110788
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Experience a day on the world-famous Routeburn Track! Get up above the bushline for unrivalled mountain scenery, explore the unique alpine environment as well as a classic Fiordland beech forest.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Local Te Anau accommodation pickup available (within the town boundaries).
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience an alpine wonderland - 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains and valleys as well as pristine alpine tarns
  • Explore a unique environment - from carnivorous wetland plants to inquisitive little birds
  • Walk amongst the ancient trees, vibrant green ferns and mosses and search for the native birds
Full description
Enjoy a guided day excursion from Te Anau to Key Summit on the renowned Routeburn Track.

Begin the journey with a spectacular scenic drive along the Milford Road to the Divide Shelter which is the starting point for the guided walk to Key Summit. There will be opportunities for photo stops along the way.

Departing from the Divide, the walk ascends through lush, temperate rainforest on a well maintained track. The steady climb takes approximately 2 hours at a leisurely pace. Your guide will provide an excellent opportunity to learn about the natural and human heritage of Fiordland. Gaining an elevation of 400 metres, emerge from the forest into the alpine environment, with extensive panoramic views of high snowy peaks, alpine lakes, and deep bush clad valleys.

Enjoy lunch along the way, perhaps on the Summit amidst the alpine tarns, or below in the Greenstone Valley beside lovely Lake Howden nestled in among the mountains.  Visit a nearby back country tramping hut.   

After lunch steps are retraced to the Divide Shelter before returning to Te Anau with your guide.
Includes
  • Knowlegable and friendly local guide
  • Transport from and return to Te Anau, all safety equipment
  • Loan of warm clothing and wet-weather gear if needed
  • Hot drinks and snacks
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch (this can be added on at an additional charge)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Warm clothing
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Water
  • Rain gear
Know before you go
• The trip will go ahead in most weather conditions however it may be amended to provide a better experience on the day - the guide will discuss this with you on the day
• This trip is suitable for children aged 8 years plus
• You can get walking poles, rain coats and day packs from the supplier if they know in advance
• Please wear comfortable, sturdy shoes for walking
• You will need a day pack, water bottle, lunch (if not ordered), rain coat, layers of warm clothes, camera and insect repellent
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Fiordland Trips and Tramps

Product ID: 110788