Howden Hut

Routeburn Track
Routeburn Track
Track 2 – 4 days. Easy/medium. One way.
An internationally renowned and popular alpine crossing between Fiordland and Lake Wakatipu.
Caples Track
Caples Track
Track 2 days. Easy/medium. One way.
A quiet track climbing alongside the Caples River through forest and grassy flats and over a sub-alpine saddle.
Greenstone Track
Greenstone Track
Track 2 – 3 days. Easy. One way.
A famous, easy track along red tussock river flats.

Track grades

Unusually smooth, well-marked track, easy gradients. Up to about 4 hours per day.
Typical lowland track. Generally easy walking and well marked. Ascents of up to 1000m. Some easy river crossings, unmarked travel along rivers.
Typical tops track. Experienced trampers only. Rough, muddy and poorly marked or unmarked. Ascents of up to 2000m. River crossings, open tops, passes. Up to about 8 hours per day.
Navigation and snow skills (use of ice axe and crampons) required. Glaciers, exposure to falls.
Rough or non-existent tracks. Following ridges, bush spurs, and rivers. Steep ascents, arduous travel, hazardous conditions, snow and navigation skills essential.