1. New Zealand
  2. Otago
  3. Queenstown
  4. Mount Aspiring National Park

Queenstown: Full-Day Walking Tour on the Routeburn Track

Product ID: 349976
Enjoy a full-day guided hike along the world-famous Routeburn Track from Queenstown. Learn more about the history and landscape with an expert guide. Marvel at breathtaking views, and enjoy a delicious Kiwi style picnic lunch with your small group.
About this activity
Duration: 9 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup optional

Hotel pickup is available at central Queenstown hotels only.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Marvel at spectacular snow-capped mountain and lake views
  • Discover a diverse variety of birdlife and natural ancient forest
  • Listen to informative commentary from your expert guide throughout the walk
  • Stop for lunch on the rich grassland of Routeburn Flats
  • Enjoy a small-group experience for up to 10 people
Full description
Trek along the world-renowned Routeburn Track in a small group of no more than 10 people on this 5-hour guided hike. Explore forgotten Maori paths, travel along their old greenstone trails, and soak up the spectacular natural scenery. Upgrade your experience to include hotel pickup and drop-off in central Queenstown.

From Queenstown, set off to the head of Lake Wakatipu, the ideal preparation for the splendor of the hike. As you travel northwest on a road that clings to the very edge of the lake, your guide will introduce you to the history and landscape of the region.

Upon arrival, make your way on this great walk in Mount Aspiring National Park with a gradual ascent through a magical world of ancient ferns, mosses, lichens, and beech forest. Find enchantment around every corner, and enjoy the scenic views and diverse wildlife.

Just 2.5 hours down the track, the woodland parts to reveal the rich grassland of Routeburn Flats, overlooked on all sides by cloud-scraping mountains, some so high they have permafrost. Stop at this pristine site for a delicious Kiwi style picnic lunch before turning and enjoying the valley in reverse.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in central Queenstown (if option selected)
  • Transfers from Queenstown to the start point
  • 5 hours of walking time
  • Expert guide
  • Kiwi style picnic lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (unless option selected)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information
Know before you go
• Although the track condition is excellent, sturdy footwear is always advised. In good weather, athletic shoes are adequate. This is an excellent guided option for the winter months also.
• This walk is best for people who are interested in variety, lakes, rivers, valleys, forests, mountain views, native birds or photography.
• The distance of the walk is entirely flexible depending on the fitness level of the people participating. You can enjoy anything from a 13-kilometer hike (just over 8 miles) to an 18-kilometer hike (about 11.2 miles).
• Please contact the local partner directly if you have any particular needs.
Organized by

Guided Walks New Zealand

Product ID: 349976