Routeburn Track - NZ Great Walk


The Routeburn Track offers spectacular alpine views and alpine flowers.

The track can be walked in either direction from The Divide (Milford Road) or the Glenorchy road end. The track also connects with the Greenstone or Caples Track to make a circuit.

You can walk the whole track, walk into one of the huts and return the same way; spend a single night at one of the huts or stay up to two nights at each of the four huts or two campsites. The choice is yours.

The Routeburn Track can be undertaken as a guided walk or independently, guided track walkers stay in private lodges.

The information below applies to the independent walking option. Click here for details on the guided option.  


32 kms


2-4 days


October to May

During the winter months (May to September) the Routeburn Track remains open, but with reduced facilities

Track Transport Options

Click here for track transport operators