Routeburn Track to Harris Saddle & Conical Hill, Mt Aspiring National Park NZ
The Routeburn is a classic New Zealand multi-day walk, and the section in Mt Aspiring National Park to Harris Saddle, with a side trip to Conical Hill, is probably the most stupendously picturesque. You should do it.
One of New Zealand’s classic multi-day walks, the Routeburn Track can be walked from the Glenorchy end to Harris Saddle in a long day. The views are fabulous, and you can also fit in a short but steep side trip to the summit of Conical Hill (1515m) for even more fantastic views. It’s inevitably popular, but probably won’t be as busy as you think. It rates as possibly the best walk we’ve done to date, although with a well graded track and good facilities, it lacks the remoteness of some other great NZ day walks.
I took so many photos that even after a brave cull I decided to split this into two walks, with the section from the start to Routeburn Flats posted separately. The DOC has notes for the whole walk, and the Conical Hill side trip is obvious when you get to Harris Saddle.
Routeburn Track to Harris Saddle/Conical Hill: The Scenery
Following are pics from Routeburn Flats to Conical Hill and back. Click here to look at my photos from the start to Routeburn Flats.