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Backpacking / Trekking in Routeburn Track, Glenorchy, Otago New Zealand

Length:
32km/19mi
Duration:
3-4 days
Guided Tours:
Yes
Glenorchy is a small settlement, situated in Otago region at South Island in New Zealand. It lies on the northern side of Lake Wakatipu and is surrounded by Richardson and Humboltd Ranges.

It is located at 44 km/27 mi from Queenstown (a breathtaking, scenic drive) and consists the gateway to Fiordland and Mount Aspiring National Parks. Glenorchy and the surrounding area was the setting for the legendary films Lord of the Rings and X-Men Origins.

The Routeburn Track starts from Glenorchy and gets up to Te Anau. It extends for 32 km/19 mi and is one of the best trekking tracks worldwide, traversing both Fiordland and Mt Aspiring National Parks (World Heritage Area).

Grasp the unique opportunity to pass by rivers and lakes, cross beech forests, enjoy the truly breathtaking view of mountains and experience the wild nature. If you wish to complete the track, you should allow 3-4 days depending on fitness level. The Routeburn Flats and Lake Mackenzie Huts are the only two camping sites on the Track.

Note: Camping outside the designated areas is prohibited. For hut and accommodation information check with the official DOC website. Bookings are essential.

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Winter/Spring 2017-2020

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Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.

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