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Road to Routeburn

Doreen I. Richards McKenzie

Road to Routeburn

the story of Kinloch, Lake Wakatipu

by Doreen I. Richards McKenzie

  • 288 Want to read
  • 37 Currently reading

Published by McIndoe in Dunedin .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Kinloch, N.Z.
    • Subjects:
    • Kinloch, N.Z. -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      Statement[by] Doreen McKenzie.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDU430.K53 M3
      The Physical Object
      Pagination128 p., [16] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages128
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5122262M
      LC Control Number74195808

      A magnificent alpine adventure. While the Routeburn Track may be a shorter multi-day hike, it has some of the biggest scenery. With soaring mountain peaks, huge valleys, waterfalls and jewel-like lakes the track links the Mount Aspiring National Park with Fiordland National highest point of the track is 1, metres above sea level - so the views are simply spectacular. The Routeburn Track is a single 32 km trail that leads through the Southern Alps from Glenorchy (a small town near Queenstown) to the Divide (a car park near Te Anau on the road to Milford). The track can be hiked from either direction in 1,2 or 3 days.

      Starting at Routeburn Road end, the track crosses a suspension bridge and starts as a gentle sidle up the true left hand side of the Routeburn River. The well graded track crosses Sugarloaf stream (start/finish of the classic five pass tramp) and the Bridal Veil waterfall and leads to a steeper climb that goes above the gorge to Forge Flats, the site of an early blacksmith ation: New Zealand Great Walk. I had to book for Routeburn Falls instead, which made the days a little unbalanced in terms of distance. Routeburn Flats is only hours from the trailhead. But when I went to pick up my hut tickets (the north island Great Walks didn’t need physical tickets) at the DOC office, I was able to switch to Routeburn Falls Hut since someone had.

        We were staying at a hotel in Queenstown the day before doing the Routeburn, so we arranged the following timeline: Check out of our hotel and hit the road by a.m.; drive 45 minutes to Mike’s house in Glenorchy by and pick up Mike; then Mike gets in our rental car and directs us to the Routeburn Shelter trailhead, about another We completed the Routeburn Track, starting at the Divide (Milford side) and finishing at Routeburn Shelter (Glenorchy). It is a fantastic walk and experience that has been at the top of our "return to New Zealand" list and I'm glad we got to check it off the list.5/5(51).


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Road to Routeburn by Doreen I. Richards McKenzie Download PDF EPUB FB2

Follow this step-by-step process to guide you through booking the Routeburn Track: Decide what direction you want to walk the track in - from Routeburn Shelter near Queenstown or the Divide Shelter near For the direction you want to walk in, decide what huts or campsites you want to stay at.

OCLC Number: Description: p., [16] p. of plates: ill., facsim., map (on lining paper), ports. ; 23 cm. Contents: Bus with a view --Beginnings at Kinloch --Bushmen and rustlers --Trails to mountain splendour --Toil and tragedy --Making ends meet --Rivers to cross --Buggy road --Botanists and bugs --Manhunt to Martin's Bay --Those pests --Pack horses and cattle droving --Millers.

The Routeburn Track is accessed by road from the following locations: R ou: teternSbuhrel 30 minutes, 25km drive along a partially unsealed road from Glenorchy.

The Divide Shelter: 1 hour 30 minutes, 85km from Te Anau. Please note: the road distance between each end of the track is km, so you’ll need to arrange transport at each end.

The Routeburn Track is a multi-day hike from Glenorchy to the Divide in the South Island of New Zealand and is 33 km long, crossing through both Mount Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks. You can hike it in 2 to 4 days, depending on how long you want to hike each day, and you can stay in huts or camp along the trail.

Travel to and from the Routeburn Track requires road transport at both ends of the track. Find out travel options. Routeburn Track location map One track end is at the Routeburn Shelter (near Glenorchy and 68 km from Queenstown).

The other is at The Divide Shelter (on the Milford Road, 85 km from Te. Yep, the Routeburn Track makes you really Road to Routeburn book for those views, and the grand finale is smack dab in the middle of the track, and there’s no way around it.

If you have extra time, roam around the saddle, and perhaps even add on the Conical Hill track. The Routeburn Track is located in the south-west of the South Island and runs between the head of Lake Wakatipu and State High the Te Anau /Milford Road. The Routeburn Track is one of New Zealand’s most popular tracks with approximat walkers completing the track each year.

Routeburn Track – the area halfway between Routeburn Flats and Routeburn Falls Huts is prone to slips after heavy rain. Care is required when traversing this area. If in doubt, do not proceed. Steep drop-offs. There are steep drop-offs along sections of the whole Routeburn Track. Mind your step and supervise children.

This is a 48 bunk, Great Walk hut on the Routeburn Track, Mt Aspiring National Park. Bookings required in the Great Walks season. This is one of four DOC Great Walk huts on the Routeburn Track - the Routeburn Flats, Routeburn Falls, Lake Mackenzie and Lake Howden.

There are also campsites at. The Routeburn Track is a three-day hiking trail from The Routeburn Shelter to The Divide and takes you from Mount Aspiring National Park to Fiordland National Park.

It is one of the Great Walks of New Zealand – a number of hiking trails maintained by Department of Conservation. Routeburn Track. An epic alpine adventure.

3 days 2 nights. 32 km miles. Difficulty Moderate. Nov - Apr. Book now from $1, NZD. Overview. Routeburn Track Essential Information.

Time: days Routeburn Track length: 32km Distance from Queenstown to Routeburn Shelter: 68km Number of huts/campsites: 4 / 2 Name of the huts: Routeburn Flats Hut, Routeburn Falls Hut, Lake Mackenzie Hut, Lake Howden Hut Grade: Easy tramping track – well-formed with gradual climbs.

Highlights: The Routeburn Track is a Great Walk for a reason: as. The Routeburn is an odd track because it is one way – and with New Zealand’s characteristic lack of roads – it takes a five hour car ride to return to whichever side you start on.

Such motor vehicle relocation costs upwards of $ per person: the Routeburn is. Day 1: Routeburn Shelter to Routeburn Falls Hut, km The first part( hours) is an easy walk through the bush. After passing Routeburn Flats Hut the track becomes harder as there is a gradual climb up to Routeburn Falls Hut.

On the way there we passed some beautiful views of the Humbolts Mountain Range. We arrived to the hut around Select Great Walk * Select Great Walk Abel Tasman Coast Track Heaphy Track Kepler Track Lake Waikaremoana Track Paparoa Track Rakiura Track Routeburn Return Track Milford-MacKinnon Experience Tongariro Northern Circuit Whanganui Journey.

Your adventure begins with a coach ride from Queenstown to the Divide on the scenic Milford Road, stopping at Te Anau for morning tea.

You will climb the wide and well formed track from the Divide to Key Summit. Here you can sit among the alpine plants and gaze down three valleys from which water flows to three different coasts.

/ bookings Bookings for the Routeburn Track opened today 12 June for trips from 29 October - 30 April For faster booking, ensure you've created an account beforehand and login before you start your booking/5(12).

Answer 1 of We are thinking to do the Routeburn in Nov. of I just registered an account with DOC trying to book the huts, however the huts at Lake Mackenzie and Routeburn falls are fully booked. Only huts available are Routeburn Flat hut and Howden hut.

Routeburn Track is one of the most rewarding hikes in New Zealand, but it is also one of the most tricky-to-plan treks in the country. Despite its length (the hike is only 33 kilometers long), travelers need to deal with many obstacles such as booking the accommodation along the trail well in advance and with the fact that both Routeburn Track ends are located almost five hours drive apart.

The start and end of the Routeburn Track are km apart by road. The nearest town to The Divide is Te Anau (85km by road); from the Routeburn Shelter the closest town is Glenorchy (25km), and to get back to Te Anau would be km.

This guide will go over a Routeburn Track day hike from the Routeburn Shelter to the Routeburn Falls Hut, and then back to the Shelter at day’s end. It is the perfect trail for those that want to get a taste for the Routeburn in one incredible day hike.The Routeburn track's origins are in historical Maori walking tracks used to walk between locales.

Entry to the track is at approximately m altitude, and the highest point is approximately m at the Harris Saddle. The track may be walked in either direction: either from The Divide to Routeburn .The Routeburn Track Independent Walk traverses wild and scenic mountain country in Fiordland National Park, between the Hollyford and Dart valleys at the base on New Zealand's Southern Alps.

Independent walkers stay in DOC huts, situated at Lake Howden, Lake Mackenzie and Routeburn Flats or Routeburn Falls.