The Glacier Burn Track crosses the Glacier Burn early on, and then climbs up through attractive beech forest to good views of a glacial valley and up to the Humboldt Mountains near Mt Bonpland. I enjoyed the walk through beech forest, and thought the views at the end to be quite impressive. Nevertheless, a friend of mine was underwhelmed by the lack of views on this walk, so it depends what you are after. I enjoyed it enough to do it twice, however there are better walks to do in the area before this one, for example, the first section of the Routeburn. Nevertheless, you can expect to have the track mostly to yourself which is always nice. And this walk is shorter than the best walks in the area.
There’s basic track info on the DOC website. Note that you can cross the Glacier Burn without getting wet feet, but I’ve never found that spot. I expect it may not be possible after heavy rain.
Glacier Burn Track: The Scenery
Just a few shots from this walk…