Climb up above the treeline and traverse along the exposed Hollyford Face crossing from Fiordland National Park into Mount Aspiring National Park.
Surrounded by expansive panoramas, these are some of the most impressive views in all of New Zealand, with Mt Madeline (2,537m) and Mt Tutoko (2746m) on the skyline. This is a highly exposed section and you should be careful here in high winds.
A bridge leads you over Potter’s Creek from where you round a bare around a knoll and several tarns. Climb Conical Hill, (if you wish you may scramble a further 250m to see the view from the top) before the track crosses the Harris Saddle. Turn into the Routeburn Valley and walk through mounds of moraine and rock bluffs above and around the deep-blue Lake Harris. Created by glaciation this lake is cold all year round, so if you do want a dip it will have to be quick!
Walk through a pleasant alpine meadow, where at certain times of year you can see gentians, daisies, herbs and buttercups in full bloom. Then approach the Routeburn Falls Hut perched on the head of the valley and looking out over the silver-beech forest, the Humboldt Mountains and the Routeburn Valley.
These maps are designed to be used to help you stay on the right track. However if you also follow the waymarkers you should not have a problem finding your way.
You may also use the QR code to download the GPS tracks onto the Macs Adventure Smartphone App (please see your information pack for more details on how to use the app).
In the meantime, using these elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.