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Trips & Tramps

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

Te Anau, New Zealand

7 hours 30 minutes

Large group

Free Cancellation

What to Expect

Experience a full-day guided walk on one of New Zealand's premier Great Walks - the Routeburn track, including Key Summit.  Tour departs from Te Anau, with a drive along the Milford Road to the track.  Ascend through lush forest and into a unique alpine herb field offering panoramic views, this walk offers an incredible day out in the heart of New Zealand’s Southern Alps.



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 a nearby shelter. 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.

Stop At:

• Trips & Tramps, Caswell Road, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9640 New Zealand
• Routeburn Track, Routeburn Road, Fiordland National Park New Zealand
• Key Summit Track, Milford Road The Divide, State Highway 94 , Fiordland National Park, Milford, Auckland New Zealand


  • Professional guide
  • Afternoon tea
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off from Te Anau accommodation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Walking poles or rain jacket available if required, please let the operator know in advance if required.


  • Lunch - Please bring some with you.
  • Bottled water

Additional information

  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved (approx 4 - 6 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


$244.28 NZD

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