PRESS RELEASE: Department of Conservation (DOC)
A section of the Routeburn Track is closed due to heavy spring snow.
DOC is advising the alpine section of track will be closed today with 25cm of snow at Routeburn Falls Hut and 40cm in the Harris Basin.
DOC’s Wakatipu operations manager, Geoff Owen, says trampers already on the track can either backtrack to the road end, or wait at the huts and campgrounds for the snow to clear.
The Milford Track is currently open, however DOC is monitoring the forecast and conditions closely.
Trampers are advised to contact their nearest visitor centre for the most up to date information as conditions change.