We have just completed the Routeburn Track, from the Divide to the Routeburn Shelter. We did this as a group of four, my husband Sam and myself, along with two friends Neil and David. Sam and I have completed a number of overnight tramping trips now and we really wanted to experience a Great Walk. We wanted to see just what made it so 'great' compared to other tracks we've done, and to finally say we've done a great walk.
We have a group of family and friends that often come along on tramping trips with us, so when we asked them about doing the Routeburn with us, we weren't surprised that others wanted to come along. With being a great walk we had to get the huts booked months in advance to secure our spot, and that doesn't always work for everyone's work schedules unfortunately. We were really lucky that Neil and Dave were able to join us.