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Full-Day Routeburn Track Key Summit Guided Walk from Te Anau

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    What to Expect
    This spectacular walk ascends through lush, temperate rainforest and onto a unique alpine herb field. On the summit, experience panoramic views of mountains, alpine lakes, and deep, glacial carved bush clad valleys. The Routeburn Track is an inspiring place to be and to enjoy Fiordland's natural beauty. Walking in a small group, your guide provides an excellent opportunity to learn about this stunning natural environment.

    Your trip departs from Te Anau and takes around 1.5 hours travelling in a vehicle to Fiordland’s mountain "divide" - between east and west. The walk begins at the Divide Shelter with a steady climb on a well maintained track. Gaining an elevation of 400 meters, the ascent takes approximately 2 hours at a leisurely pace. On a fine day lunch is had on Key Summit, and in unfavorable conditions in the shelter of a nearby tramping hut. After lunch you will descend back to the Divide Shelter before returning to Te Anau. You will spend approximately 4 to 6 hours walking based on your ability but you should be prepared for at least 4 hours walking at a leisurely pace with some hill climbing. This walk is rated 'easy' but some fitness is required for the hill climb.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    85 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau 9600, New Zealand

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Duration
    8h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Professional guide
    • Afternoon tea
    • Lunch (if option selected)
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off from Te Anau accommodation
    Exclusions
    • Lunch (unless option selected)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Minimum age is 8 years
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved (approx 4 hours) with an ascent and descent. The fitter you are the more you will enjoy the trip. We recommend a moderate degree of fitness - minimum distance walked is 7km/4.6 milres,
    • Track is well maintained however can be uneven and rocky in places, this is not suitable for wheelchairs or those who have difficulty walking.
    • Operates in most weather conditions unless the operator deems it to be unsafe or potentially totally miserable. Please carry a good, waterproof rain jacket, drinking water any medication you might need and wear practical, sturdy shoes for walking in (heels, slip on shoes, jandals/flip flops/thongs are not suitable). The operator can provide a good rain coat and walking poles, please contact them in advance.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Picked up from our accommodation in a minibus by a very knowledgeable driver/guide and driven to Milford Sound via Mirror lake, and the Homer Tunnel. Interesting landscape along the 'longest no through road' in the South Island of New Zealand! Arrived in Milford just in time
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    Response from Katiepai, Owner at Full-Day Routeburn Track Key Summit Guided Walk from Te Anau
    Responded 27 Mar 2019
    Thank you for traveling with us. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed the whole experience and found the variety of walking opportunities we offer to your liking! Yes the Homer Tunnel is an experience, can you imagine building it? Would have been pretty tough as that is some of the hardest you can get!
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    8 miles +/- with ~1,500' elevation change including descent to the Lake Howden Hut. Comfortable pace with a knowledgeable guide. Stunning location.
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    Response from Katiepai, Front Office Manager at Full-Day Routeburn Track Key Summit Guided Walk from Te Anau
    Responded 25 Apr 2018
    Hi, thanks for posting your review, we're glad you had a good day. It's nice to be able to get into Howden Hut if there is time during the day, it provides a lovely contrast from the heights of Key Summit, and is a classic Department of Conservation Great Walks Hut. Nice and cosy with the fire going at night I'm sure!
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    We had a very wet day but learned how this could enhance our Fiordland experience! We didn't get to Key Summit because of the weather conditions but Anya substituted a longer alternative walk and a nature walk. Anya was wonderful, very personable and very knowledgeable and made
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    Response from Katiepai, Front Office Manager at Full-Day Routeburn Track Key Summit Guided Walk from Te Anau
    Responded 26 Mar 2018
    Hi, thanks for your review! The Routeburn Track Key Summit walk is great in all weather - even if the weather prevents good views. There is so much to see in the incredible rain forest. Safe travels. Madeleine
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    It has been a day to remember: a helicopter ripe, hiking up the Key summit and back including a water Taxis ride. The guided tours are informative and exciting. Even in bad weather conditions you should give it a try.
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    Response from Katiepai, Owner at Full-Day Routeburn Track Key Summit Guided Walk from Te Anau
    Responded 8 Jan 2018
    Sounds like you managed to do it all on your Milford Sound Experience with us. Awesome to hear!
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    Our driver/guide was very knowledgeable and offered a great deal of information about the country we were travelling through. The track itself was well maintained and easy to walk. The vista stunning.
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    Response from Katiepai, Owner at Full-Day Routeburn Track Key Summit Guided Walk from Te Anau
    Responded 26 Dec 2017
    Yes the Routeburn Track is absolutely stunning, glad you had a great day!
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    About the operator

    This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

    By: Trips & Tramps
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    StephenSue
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    377258
    Wonderful Half Day Hike
    This was simply a wonderful day out experiencing this amazing part of New Zealand. It's a great way to get a taste
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    richard w
    Home Hill, Australia
    81
    Excellent day, well organised and catered for
    We figured a small tour group would be a better idea for visiting Milford Sound and these guys were exceptional.
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    josL8274YJ
    30
    Trips & Tramps: Milford Sound Coach, Cruise & Walk from Te Anau
    The whole day was awesome and ran like clockwork. Milford Sound and the drive there is jaw-dropping spectacular.
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    Springer18
    30
    Milford Sound, coach, cruise & forest walk
    Douglas, our Tour Guide was a “top man” who was so knowledgeable, thoughtful & absolutely made the trip one of the
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    Vijeyananthan S
    30
    Milford Sound tour
    Very enjoyable day with knowledgeable guide. We were shown several sites along the way, beautiful mirror lake,
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    evacN5224OF
    Sydney
    10
    Knowledgeable guide and beautiful scenery
    Our guide, Helen, was very knowledgeable and filled us in on interesting facts about the area. Milford Sound was
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    414eileent
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    8016
    Great Trip, good tramp.
    We booked a trip to Milford Sound with the above company. We saw their brochure in the camp site we were staying
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    M8939VBtims
    40
    Stunning Fiordland walks
    We took the 3 Great Walks in 3 days package. Day 1 was a heli hike on a section of the Kepler Track. Day 2 as a
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    AnotheranonDerby
    Derby
    10475
    Really good trip
    Our guide on the Milford Sound trip was Neil, who was extremely knowledgeable, very approachable and made the
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    neet321
    melbourne
    4214
    Amazing trip, we saw so much.
    We had a great day with Trips and Tramps. My husband and I and our 3 Teens, 19, 16 and 14. We got picked up on
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    Deborah D
    50
    Guided Kepler Track Heli Hike
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    Bronwyn S
    10
    Great intimate tour company
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    emilittleteapot
    Alameda, California
    93
    Best tour in NZ
    Amazing tour, it was our one experience most worth the $ in all of NZ. Tour guide was extremely knowledgeable
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    150laurensk
    10
    Day out with Neil.
    We had a Wonderfull day. Neil our host is very experienced and has a lot of knowledge, which he shared with us.
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    Dave B
    Palmyra, Australia
    349
    Worth the effort
    Definitely worth taking the long journey. Milford Sound is stunning. Trips and Tramps were great, hotel pick up,
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