|Ready to start from the Glenorchy end of the track.|
|5 mins into the walk and we were in love with the place!!|
|One of the MANY swing bridges that we crossed...one of us loved these and the other hated them|
|We climbed higher and higher|
|The scenery was truly breathtaking, the water was turquoise...gorgeous.|
One thing I learnt quickly on day 1 was that one walkers idea of not far is my idea of far. Every person we'd meet going in the opposite direction would ask - a) how far to their exit (our entrance) and b) tell us that the hut wasn't far.
Not far meant 3 hours still.
We had a few stops along the way and had pre-agreed to take our time and enjoy the journey...which we did. Hence the track notes had a walking time of 3-4 hours for this leg of the journey and we took 5-6 hours.
|The first non-swing bridge and Miss 16 loved it|
|Lunch time, this was the only part of the track that looked like this, the rest was all rainforest or ferns.|
|OMG guess what that is between the trees...YIP the Routeburn Falls Hut.|
|This was the uber comfy bunk bed inside the sleeping quaters. We loved these beds.|