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1 month ago

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Thanks so much for the pictures. My hike across Routeburn was something I’ll never forget. Your posts keep me connected in a special way.

4 months ago

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27/4/19 Routeburn Classic race cancelled due to weather. I went across doing a Trackhopping day. ... See MoreSee Less

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My dream job

Debbie Willis

4 months ago

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A bit of a wet day at Earland Falls 27/4/19 ... See MoreSee Less

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Wow amazing !

Debbie Willis

流石、きよみちゃん!よくぞ飛ばされずに通過しましたね。

5 months ago

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Using "track" is a little extravagant for this route 🙂Using "track" is a little extravagant for this route 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago

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Routeburn Track is closed from Howden to Divide due to active land slide.

Pass creek is the only alternative route. (It is a route not a track.)

DoC has cut the bushes back from the route making it very easy to see.
There are orange triangles, but DoC have done such a good job that the route is very obvious.
About 2.5km and 400m elevation gain. It is very muddy and steep in places.
Recommended time of 2.5hours.

If it's raining, part of the route will be like a river. (ankle to shin deep)
It may take an extra 30min- 60min to hike the route.
Gaiters will be useful.Routeburn Track is closed from Howden to Divide due to active land slide.

Pass creek is the only alternative route. (It is a route not a track.)

DoC has cut the bushes back from the route making it very easy to see.
There are orange triangles, but DoC have done such a good job that the route is very obvious.
About 2.5km and 400m elevation gain. It is very muddy and steep in places.
Recommended time of 2.5hours.

If it's raining, part of the route will be like a river. (ankle to shin deep)
It may take an extra 30min- 60min to hike the route.
Gaiters will be useful.
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Debbie Willis

Very informative

Alan Crosswell

thanks for this and really appreciate the photos. yikes lol!

5 months ago

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Routeburn Track & Milford Track closed due to heavy rain Today(25th March) and ver likely Tomorrow(26th March) ... See MoreSee Less

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300-500mm near the divide I think it says

Michelle, maybe breaking in those boots wasn't necessary?

That’s hell a lot of rain!

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Winter on the Routeburn.

We went to have a look at the Harris Saddle, on the 22nd June 2017. From Falls Hut, we followed tracks in the snow for about 1km. From there, we made our own for the next 2km. Very hard going, but the views were worth it. The bluffs near the Harris Saddle were covered with snow. It would have been extremely hard to get to MacKenzie hut. The avalanche risk looked high and definitely not worth the risk. A great day out and back.

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I wish to thank you and Kyomi for the magnificent service you provided recently in taking the car of my friends and I from the Routeburn Shelter around to the Divide. We found everything to be as you said it would be, locating your house and thence the lockbox, applying the lockbox with the car keys etc to our vehicle, and then finding our car with the attached lockbox several days later at the Divide. My friends and I are unanimous in that we will have no hesitation in recommending your service to any others that we become aware of as intending trampers of the Routeburn Track. Once again, our grateful thanks to you both.

Cheers from Darcy 9/May 2019

Thanks very much for moving my car, everything worked perfectly.

The hike was great, although quite strenuous, but that’s what I wanted. You were right about the Earland Falls, they were just tremendous! And also the view right after the Harry’s Saddle shelter. A life’s experience.

Thank you very much again for making this journey possible for me.

Best regards, Dmitry 21 Apr 2019

Mike,
It was such a pleasure to meet you and thank you so much for making our journey so easy! We probably had the best weather one could hope for. Clear skies and a perfect temperature. We got to Mackenzie hut in 8 hours before dusk and had a wonderful trip out yesterday.

I just dropped your key lock at the Caltex here in Te Anau. Thanks again for your superior service.

Cheers, Paul 19 Apr 2019

Just wanted to THANK YOU! We had a great Tramp with beautiful weather (luckily we got out before all this rain). It was so nice to have the car waiting for us.

We also appreciate that you provided all the information about Pass Creek and that you were able to accommodate the change which meant some extra driving for you.

After getting the email from DOC which discouraged Pass Creek, it was a relief to know we didn't have to change our plans. We meet many people at the huts who had changed their plans based on the DOC's warnings. Without your advice, we might not have made the right decision.

Thanks for making our tramp go so smoothly.

Kathy 10 Apr 2019

Thanks again for the timely and valuable info you gave us on the Pass Creek. It made the decision to continue when we were about to give up on the tramp. We had a brilliant time and loved it thoroughly!! Pass Creek only took us 1.5 hours to get out.

Cheers - 10 Apr 2019

Just wanted to say thanks for the great service.
Im sorting emails as our flight is delayed, a good opportunity to say thank you for such a positive service experience under difficult conditions. Even though the emergency weather event stopped us doing the Routeburn track this time we had a great time day walking in NZ and were so impressed by your service response all round, thanks.

Best regards, Jacqui 6 Apr 2019

Hey guys,
I just want to send you both a huge THANK YOU for a hasslefree professional TrackHopper experience. You've both been friendly, helpful and knowledgeable throughout our dealings, and working in retail, I know how hard service can be to get right but man, you guys are killing it on every level.

If I ever need a car transfer in this area again, I won't be using anyone else!

3 Apr 2019

Thank you very much for your understanding and flexible cancellation policy.

We'll be sure to recommend you to anyone we know doing the Routeburn! Since booking we've had friends say how amazing you were when they used your service.

Thanks again. Cheers,
Hilary, 18 Mar 2019

Thanks very much for relocating our car recently while we walked the Routeburn.

Your systems are streamlined and efficient; communication prompt and helpful; and interactions friendly and pleasant.

We would definitely recommend your business to others.

Thank you
Kind regards,
Judy 5 Mar 2019