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 Divide
The group gets ready to set off from The Divide
Livingstone and Earl Mountain Ranges viewed from above Lake MacKenzie. The clouds added much drama to the scenery.
Tarns just beyond Harris Saddle Shelter
Turqoise waters of Route Burn
One of a few kea near Routeburn Shelter