To celebrate Chris’ birthday a group of 17 took on Routeburn. The 32km trail is the shortest of New Zealand’s Great Walks and one of the best-known. A large group makes logistics easier: we booked a shuttle to take us from Queenstown to The Divide and had some non-runners willing to meet us at the other end.
We had an early start from Queenstown as it's almost 4 hours to drive to The DivideThe group gets ready to set off from The DivideLake MacKenzieLivingstone and Earl Mountain Ranges viewed from above Lake MacKenzie. The clouds added much drama to the scenery.Tarns just beyond Harris Saddle ShelterTurqoise waters of Route BurnOne of a few kea near Routeburn Shelter