Although commonly traversed over three days, many of this tracks vast highlights can be achieved in a day from Blanket Bay. The track is one of New Zealand’s nine Great Walks and is maintained by the Department of Conservation.
Flats Hut And Back
Considered an easy section on the Routeburn, this section is perfect for those who may not be the most experienced hikers but still want to enjoy some of the Routeburn Track’s stunning landscapes. A relatively easy fifteen km return trip, this section is rather flat, sheltered from the weather and will take between three to five hours. Highlights along this section include the turquoise water of the Routeburn River, Bridal Veil Falls, views of the Southern Alps and thick, untouched forest.
FALLs Hut And Back
Continuing on, the trail does become more difficult after the Routeburn Flats Hut. From the hut, you quickly gain a further three hundred meters as you make your way up to Routeburn Falls. Gaining elevation the views of the area become all the more breath-taking. Looking down back towards the valley floor is stunning. Highlights of this twenty km five to six hour return trip, include crossing several small suspension bridges, Eagle Bluff, and of course Routeburn Falls.
We can also arrange for one of our charming and knowledgeable local guides to accompany you for the day. They will meet you at the Lodge and take you to some beautiful remote places like The Paradise or Routeburn valleys. Learning about the natural features and wild life as well as the history of these stunning landscapes is a great way to get to know the area. For those guests who wish to walk without a guide we recommend hiring a car to allow easy access to the many walking tracks within a half hour’s drive of the Lodge.
Our concierge team are here to help with selecting your activities and organising your itinerary. If you are interested in finding out more about these experiences before your stay at Blanket Bay please contact us today.Enquire