One of New Zealand's Great Walks, the Routeburn Track offers the ultimate in alpine, lake and valley views for keen hikers


There are two spectacular day walk options we recommend on the Routeburn Track. The first is a full-day walk to the Routeburn Flats and Routeburn Falls which overlooks the vast Routeburn Valley below. On this spectacular day hike, enjoy magnificent views of snow-capped mountains, glacial lakes, river gorges, waterfalls and ancient beech forests. This day hike is featured in our signature Blanket Bay Walk.

If you are travelling privately, you may also like to tackle a second section of the Routeburn Track; in this case, we recommend adding a walk to Key Summit and Lake Howden. You'll ascend to Key Summit through lush, temperate rainforest to emerge into a stunning alpine environment with panoramic views of high snowy peaks, alpine lakes and glacier-carved valleys before returning to Lake Howden.

Our day hikes are inclusive of a picnic lunch, a private guide and transfers.



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Queenstown is the ultimate four-season travel destination.

When is the best time to hike the Routeburn Track?

November to April is the best time to hike the Routeburn Track, during the Great Walk season when conditions are warmer with fewer rainy days.