Australian hiker who died on Routeburn Track named

An Australian hiker has been named as the man who died while on the Routeburn Track on Friday.

The Routeburn Track. Source:

Police today named him as 70-year-old Rex James Wright.

Emergency services were called to the scene, between Lake McKenzie Hut and Routeburn Falls Hut, about 12.45pm on Friday.

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Mr Wright was seriously injured from a fall and a rescue helicopter was dispatched.

A paramedic on-board the helicopter later confirmed he had died.

The man was part of a guided walking tour.

His death will be referred to the Coroner and Worksafe has been notified.