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New Zealand's second most popular Great Walk, the Routeburn Track is a moderately difficult high-mountain traverse that links Fiordland and Mount Aspiring national parks. Usually a two to three day trip, the hike is popular in summer and almost impassable during winter. For the full route North to South see here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/new-zealand/otago-region/routeburn-track This route has slightly more incline, but the majority of tours and guided hikes go the opposite direction (South to North), so it can be nice to do the opposite and avoid some of the crowding, however, either direction is a great choice. For the more popular South to North route look here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/new-zealand/southland-region/routeburne-track-south-to-north?u=i

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We were lucky to get this hike. After the storms of February the track was closed. Just before arriving in NZ, they opened up to Harris Saddle as an out and back. A beautiful hike and these trails are amazing. Build to handle a lot of traffic. Worth the money.

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3 months ago

Beautiful hike, fairly easy and alongside the crystal clear river. You are in the forest most of the time and you can observe all types of vegetation and birds. Nice "beach" by the river for a picnic. We had wind, sun and rain during the 4 hours hike so bring layers!! Recommend going early in the morning as it gets very crowded.

Beautiful start, we made it to the Flats, it is well signed and wherever is cutted is signed as well.

Easy trail, very busy beautiful scenery

Lovely hike even in the rain

Good track with nice views and not too difficult. Even doing part of that is pretty enjoyable. I have done 11 km but it’s started to rain really heavily so I decided to come back. Still good track!

An excellent hike with little elevation. 4 hours return to Routeburn Flat huts. Beautiful trail along the river into the mountains

Un sentier très accessible et joli que nous avons fait en 2h aller, sans marcher trop vite. A walk day fun!

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