Routeburn Nature Walk
Routeburn Track closure
The track will be closed for one day - weather dependent - from 31 August due to pest control operation. Track to be reopened within 24 hours.
40 min - 1 hr return
Paradise duck encountered on the Routeburn Nature Walk
From the Routeburn shelter carpark, cross the Route Burn on the swingbridge and follow the main Routeburn Track for approximately 10 - 15 minutes. A marked turnoff on the left takes a winding path down from the main track onto the valley floor, where you pass through beautiful red beech/tawhero dominated forest.
After meandering its way through this flat area for 10 - 15 minutes, the track rejoins the main Routeburn Track at Sugarloaf Stream. From here you can either carry on across the Sugarloaf swingbridge up the Routeburn Track, or turn back and follow the main track back to the carpark (20 - 30 minutes).
The end of the the Glenorchy-Routeburn Road, some 35 minutes from Glenorchy. The last section is on a gravel road.
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