The Grand Traverse

For those with adventurous spirits; combine the peaceful Greenstone Valley with the Routeburn for an unforgettable journey.

6 days, 75km (46.6mi)Departs 2 days a week, Nov -Apr

From $1660 low season

Difficulty: Moderate

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The Grand Traverse starts on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and stretches the length of the Greenstone and Routeburn Valleys, crossing the main divide twice in the process. The Greenstone and Routeburn Tracks have long been New Zealand's most accessible and popular routes into the spectacular South Island high country.

This walk passes through two national parks: Fiordland and Mount Aspiring, which form part of Te Wahipounamu - the South West New Zealand UNESCO World Heritage Area. The pristine bush is home to a myriad of native birdlife: the Robin; Kea; Fantail; Parakeet; Bellbird; and Yellowhead, just to name a few. The sheer isolation and raw beauty of the Greenstone provide the perfect stage for the breathtaking scenery of the Routeburn. An unsurpassable combination to make a memorable walking experience.

The Grand Traverse is a 6 day / 5 night Queenstown to Queenstown all-inclusive guided walk in New Zealand's South Island high country. The package includes all transport, accommodation, meals, snacks, backpacks and rain jackets. Accommodation is in our fully serviced lodges and you will be led by our expert guides.

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"I chose the Grand Traverse because it covered the Greenstone and Routeburn Tracks. I certainly wasn't disappointed (not that I expected to be)."Rosemary (Trip Advisor), USA

 
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