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Routeburn Track - Fiordland

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Routeburn Track
Photograph of Kea: E. Smith

The Routeburn Track traverses 32 kilometres of Mount Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks, part of Te Wahipounamu — South West New Zealand World Heritage Area.

Located in the southwest of the South Island the track extends between the head of Lake Wakatipu and S.H. 94, the Te Anau — Milford Road. The nearest townships are Queenstown, Te Anau and Glenorchy.

Mohua can often be seen feeding in noisy groups with brown creepers. Parakeets may be seen behind the Routeburn Flats hut or in the canopy in the first three kilometres of the Routeburn Track.

The Routeburn Track can be walked in either direction.

A trail from Martins Bay, up the Hollyford Valley and over into the Routeburn Valley to the greenstone source at the head of Lake Whakatipu-wai-Maori, was commonly used by West Coast Maori.


(page last updated  1 May 2007)