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Heading up Shadow Basin100 views
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Heading up Shadow Basin90 views
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First view of Queenstown from the top of Shadow Basin85 views
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Top of Shadow Basin at the start of Queens Drive117 views
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First section of Queens Drive is one of the steepest134 views
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Shadow Basin105 views
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The cloud gave the rocky peaks a mysterious air108 views
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Mountain Man168 views
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Dave trying to look relaxed on the rock edge117 views
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Lydia does a Julia Andrews impression80 views
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Queens Drive Track115 views
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The track hugs the cliff159 views
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Mountain Goats135 views
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Mid Section116 views
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Deer Park Heights and clearing cloud93 views
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Follow the leader167 views
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Splash of colour against the grey rocks109 views
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The last steep section109 views
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Group shot of happy hikers194 views
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Heading out to our morning tea lookout99 views
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Heading out to our morning tea lookout123 views
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Yes, Graeme made it the whole way. Photographic Proof!116 views
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Looking towards Frankton200 views
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Enjoying the views at morning tea123 views
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Enjoying the views at morning tea95 views
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Decending through the boulder field90 views
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Decending through the boulder field89 views
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Decending through the boulder field107 views
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Approaching the Wye Valley from the bottom of the boulder field111 views
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Wye Falls99 views
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The largest of the Wye Tarns and our lunch spot destination108 views
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Heading down the ridge to the lunch spot84 views
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Looking back up to the southern face of Double/Single Cone85 views
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Wye Valley76 views
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Wye Tarns102 views
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A well earned lunch103 views
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Top of Wye Falls105 views
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Wye Valley from the top of the falls67 views
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View from our lunch spot100 views
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1. 2. 3. Pole Vault!77 views
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Looking back to our lunch spot71 views
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Wye Tarns and Single/Double Cone107 views
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Wye Tarns looking south west101 views
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Our return saddle to the east of Wye Saddle103 views
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Good open walking terrain71 views
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Tarn over in the Doolans Valley65 views
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Checking out the views into the Doolans and beyond57 views
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heading up to the saddle70 views
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Final climb up to the saddle74 views
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Obligatory shot of Lake Alta74 views
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View back down to the Remarkables Carpark87 views
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Final descent99 views
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Finishing the walk in style108 views
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Queens Drive Route Satellite Map85 views
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Queens Drive Route Topo Map171 viewsSlightly different route to the previous two circuits in that lunch was had at the tarn that feeds into Wye Falls, a small detour to view the Doolans Valley and the exit via the saddle to the east of Wye Saddle (a much more gentle route).
 
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