Routeburn Track Information
The Routeburn Track is located in the southwest of the South Island and runs between the head of Lake Wakatipu and State Highway 94, the Te Anau /Milford Road. The Routeburn Track is one of New Zealand’s most popular tracks, with approximately 13,000 walkers completing the track each year.
Most walkers take 3 days (2 nights) to complete the whole track, but longer or shorter options are available. Various native birds may be seen or heard along the track. Tussock grasslands, herb fields, beech forests, and bog plant communities are all passed through while walking on the track. As you pass numerous waterfalls and alpine lakes, spectacular views of U-shaped and hanging valleys dominate the landscape.
Tracknet Transport provides timely transport connections to each end of the Routeburn Track. Our service connects with The Divide Shelter on the Milford Road. The Divide is one start/finish point. Travelling to or away from the Divide, Tracknet services include Milford Sound, Te Anau and Queenstown.
The other start/finish point of the Routeburn Track is the Routeburn Shelter, which is at the Mount Aspiring National Park end of the Routeburn Track near Glenorchy. Travelling to or away from The Routeburn Shelter, Tracknet can arrange transport for you on Info & Track’s bus service.
Queenstown, Glenorchy, and Te Anau have a full range of accommodation available. Queenstown and Te Anau have shopping and hire services to cater to all walkers’ needs.