Running the Routeburn Track

March 26, 2021

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.

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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

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Lake MacKenzie

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Livingstone and Earl Mountain Ranges viewed from above Lake MacKenzie. The clouds added much drama to the scenery.

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Tarns just beyond Harris Saddle Shelter

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Turqoise waters of Route Burn

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One of a few kea near Routeburn Shelter