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Long-Distance Walks with Mark Moxon

Routeburn-Greenstone Track: Preamble

Scenery near the start of the Routeburn
Scenery near the start of the Routeburn

The next bout of activity I'd planned was the Routeburn Track, which starts just north of Glenorchy (itself to the northwest of Queenstown) and takes you to over the mountains to a point called the Divide on the Milford Road. There I planned to pick up the Greenstone Track, taking me back towards Glenorchy, but ending some 25km of dusty road and a good day's walk from the start of the Routeburn (and my car). 'Never mind, I'll cross that bridge when I come to it,' I thought, and jumped in the car for Glenorchy.

Lake Harris
The rugged beauty of Lake Harris