This is the Classic day walk from the Te Anau-Milford Route following the initial stages of the Routeburn Track. The 400 metre accent through Beech forest rises up above the tree-line, arriving on the tussock clad tops of Key Summit to an alpine world of unique vegetation, tarns and 360 degree views.
The name Key Summit is derived from the fact the mountain lies at the source of three watersheds leading to three oceans – The Southern Ocean via the Eglinton and Waiau Rivers, the Tasman Sea via the Hollyford River and the Pacific Ocean via the Greenstone and the Clutha Rivers. Snowy Peaks, the vast forested Valleys and the perfect Alpine garden are all rewards for your efforts.
We will collect you from your Te Anau accommodation and transport you by comfortable passenger vehicle to the Divide (a one and a half hour journey). En-route we will stop at various view points and short nature walks including the Lake Gunn Nature Walk where we will have morning tea before commencing our Routeburn Track – Key Summit walk.
The tour takes around 7 hours in total including around four hours walking. Medium fitness is required.
Rate: $190 per person.
Departing on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Passenger ratio: 12 plus guide.