The Routeburn

Day Three: Lake Mackenzie to the Divide

An early start and about four hours of walking took us the 12km from Mackenzie hut down to the Divide. The track starts with a fairly steep climb up out of the valley past The Orchard before coming to Earland Falls (174m). The track then drops to Howden Hut. From here, the track climbs up again to the Key Summit track turn off (we didn’t have time for a side trip unfortunately) then downhill through the beech forest to the divide on Milford Road. A little bit of light rain or low flying cloud but otherwise good. 

Next stop Milford sound. 🙂

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