The Routeburn Track - New Zealand Mount Aspiring - Fiordland National Park - Tom Putt

The Routeburn Track - New Zealand Mount Aspiring - Fiordland National Park - Tom Putt

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Mount Aspiring - Fiordland National Park

The Routeburn Track is one of New Zealand, and the world's, great tramps. Situated on the South Island, it covers 32km across the Mount Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks, part of Te Wâhipounamu - South West New Zealand World Heritage Area.

The track can be tramped in either direction, starting from either the Queenstown or Milford Road sides (The Divide). Making its way through the Hollyford and Dart Valleys, it is the variety of landscapes that make the track so appealing. From the sweeping alpine vistas to the deep valleys below, and the crystal-clear turquoise blue water that flows through the Route Burn, the landscape constantly changes.

In comparison to the more famous Milford Track, the Routeburn receives much less rain than the Milford Sound to the west.

Therefore, the forests are very different, especially on the eastern side of Harris Saddle. One of the track's notable features is the length of time trampers spend on the high ridges of the Hollyford Valley before Harris Saddle (or after, depending on which direction you're tramping). On a fine day, there are spectacular views back towards The Divide to the south and towards the Tasman Sea to the north.

Tramped by over 15 000 people each year, the Routeburn has continued to grow in popularity in recent years. It was named one of the top 11 trails in the world by the National Geographic Adventure Magazine in May 2005.

Please note this copy has light scuffs on the edges of the dust jacket and a neat inscription on the inside page.

ISBN: 9780980698220

Size: Hardcover, 43 pages

Publisher: Tom Putt Galleries

Published: 2011