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Brow Peak Ridge - 10 Mar 2008


Walk along the ridge line from Brow Peak behind Arrowtown. The walk involves just over 1000 vertical metres of climbing and has has great views out over Arrowtown, Wakatipu Basin and Macetown.

14 files, last one added on Mar 13, 2008

Roses Saddle - 13 Dec 2008


Roses Saddle is one of the four passes on the Motatapu Track. It is around a 500m climb from the Arrow River coming from Macetown and rewards you with great views down the Motatapu Valley.

31 files, last one added on Dec 15, 2008

All Nations Battery - 4 Jan 2009


All Nations Battery (just past United Battery) is about 1.5 hour walk from Macetown. There are plenty of remnants of the gold mining days with the batteries, old huts, water races and mining equipment.

38 files, last one added on Jan 20, 2009

Brow Peak to Coronet Peak - 10 Jan 2009


Brow Peak (1456m) is a good slog from Arrowtown, but once you are at the top, the ridgetop walk to Coronet Peak (just above Rocky Gully) is very easy and a real classic.

33 files, last one added on Jan 10, 2009

Moonlight/Ben Lomond Saddle - 1 Feb 2009


The Moonlight/Ben Lomond Saddle loop is one of the classic Queenstown walks with great views of the Shotover River/Moonlight Creek and the vast views of Lake Wakatipu from the saddle.

26 files, last one added on Feb 02, 2009

Shadow Basin Lookout - 5 Feb 2009


The views from Shadow Basin lookout (in summer or winter) are probably the best in the Queenstown region. It is the iconic view that features on lots of tourist posters.
This was a perfect summer evening to walk up to the lookout.

16 files, last one added on Feb 07, 2009

Advance Peak - 4 Mar 2009


Involved a nice early morning ride to Macetown (with slightly numb feet). Then following a faint track heading up the ridge that goes up to Advance Peak. There wasn't enough time to make it all the way to Advance Peak, but there is a great viewpoint from an unamed peak at 1318m.

28 files, last one added on Mar 06, 2009

Remarkables - 10 Dec 2009


A great little walk for limited time going from the Remarkables base to Lake Alta, up to Wye Saddle, then across the ridge to the east and straight back down.

16 files, last one added on Jan 02, 2010

Remarkables (Queens Drive) - 31 Jan 2010


This is one of the classic walks in the region. It isn't really publicised (for good reason), as the Queens Drive track crosses the very steep western side of the Remarkables and is a goat track at best. A good pair of boots and caution is needed on the steep, rubbly sections. It seems amazing that it used to be a route that sheep were taken over.

There are great views of Lake Wakatipu the whole way along, then when the track heads east under the large rock face of Double Cone, you head into the Wye Basin with great views of the tarns and Wye Valley, before heading over Wye Saddle back to the carpark.

25 files, last one added on Jan 31, 2010

Deep Creek Exploration


This exploration of Deep Creek from the Skippers Canyon side was in preparation for the Cure Kids Great Adventure Race in 2009. Note that Deep Creek is on private property and permission must be gained before entering.

35 files, last one added on Feb 12, 2010

Ben Lomond via South Ridge - 4 Jan 2011


Ben Lomond is classic peak to climb in the Queenstown region, but the standard route can get very busy during the summer months. A much nicer option is to do a loop via the southern ridge of Ben Lomond, which gets very little traffic and gets you away from the Queenstown side.

22 files, last one added on Jan 06, 2011

Doolans/Wye Valley Circuit - 23 Jan 2011


A classic walk from the Remarkables taking in the Doolans and Wye Valley.

32 files, last one added on Jan 31, 2011

Queens Drive - 20 Feb 2011


Queens Drive is a classic Queenstown walk crossing the western face of the Remarkables. It has a great variety scenery and a true alpine experience.

33 files, last one added on Feb 20, 2011

3rd Annual Queens Drive Walk - 5 Feb 2012


This was the 3rd annual Queens Drive Circuit. The morning started off with quite thick low/medium level cloud that hung over the valley until around lunchtime.
Always a classic walk and well worth repeating.

55 files, last one added on Feb 07, 2012

Big Hill - 1 Jun 2011


Big Hill is a classic medium length circuit behind Arrowtown with great views over the Wakatipu Valley and the Macetown region.

44 files, last one added on Jun 02, 2011

Remarkables - 21 Mar 2012


A great short walk to the ridge line below Single Cone with expansive views over the Wye Valley and beyond.

19 files, last one added on Mar 21, 2012

Remarkables (Doolans/Wye Ridge) - 29 Mar 2012


A great day walk with views into the Doolans and Wye Valleys and the best views of Single/Double Cone.

27 files, last one added on Mar 31, 2012

Crown Range - 31 Mar 2012


Classic walk with great views in all directions along the Crown Range. The terrain is easy going.

25 files, last one added on Apr 01, 2012

Remarkables Comms Tower - 2 May 2012


A great pre-winter walk to the communications tower at the top of the Remarkables with great views in all directions.

37 files, last one added on Dec 09, 2012

Premier Battery - 6 May 2012


This walk takes in three of the historic gold mining batteries in the Macetown area.

32 files, last one added on May 06, 2012

Doolans, Mt Salmond - 10 Dec 2012


This walk takes in the classic scenery of the Doolans Valley and great views from the top of Mt Salmond.

18 files, last one added on Dec 09, 2012


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Random files - Wakatipu Region
Looking back to Coronet Creek83 views
Looking up to Brow Peak68 views
Heading down the ridge to the lunch spot81 views
Looking back to Double Cone from near the end of the walk189 views
Approaching Shamrock Mine Cottage61 views
Great spot for morning tea107 views
Looking across to Sugar Bowl96 views

Last additions - Wakatipu Region
Route Map233 viewsWalk from Remarkables car park up the track to Shadow Basin. Veer up to the ridge that overlooks Lake Alta and continue up the top ridge at around 2150m. Return is down the trail to Homeward Bound and back onto the main trail. Dec 09, 2012
Route Map240 viewsStart from Coalpit Saddle and follow the old water race. At the point where the single track joins the water race, keep on the same contour. The water race from this point is a little overgrown in place, but relatively easy to follow up to Racemans Hut. From there its straight up to Mt Salamond and then onto the 4wd track, turning off onto the single track back down to the water race and back to Coalpit Saddle. Dec 09, 2012
Racemans Hut230 viewsDec 09, 2012
Start of the walk at Coalpit Saddle217 viewsDec 09, 2012
Looking over to Ben Cruichan207 viewsDec 09, 2012
4WD track down the ridge211 viewsDec 09, 2012
Heading back down to the water race224 viewsDec 09, 2012
Approaching the top of Mt Salmond234 viewsDec 09, 2012