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Route Map372 viewsStart from Remarkables carpark, up Shadow Basin, then head veer left off the track that goes to the Shadow Basin lookout onto the start of Queens Drive. A very careful walk across the western side of The Remarkables with a couple of side trips up some minor peaks, then around into Wye Basin and up over Wye Saddle and down past Lake Alta back to the carpark.
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Trip route291 viewsStart from the Bush Creek Trail and head up the Sawpit Gully Walk. Turn left at the saddle towards Hayes Creek and head straight up the ridge.
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Route on Topographic Map277 views
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Route Map277 viewsThe walk to Shadow Basin Lookout is very easy in summer and takes about 30-45 mins up the access trail to the top of the Shadow Basin chairlift and then there is a rough trail heading to the lookout. The walk down was along the Shadow Basin ridge and back onto the main trail.
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Typical section of Queens Drive260 views
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Vista with Deer Park Heights in mid ground253 views
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Route Map247 viewsStart from Arrowtown, walk up Bush Creek, then up the Sawpit Gully track, before heading up the ridge to Brow Peak (1456m), then along the ridge to come out at the top of Rocky Gully at Coronet Peak.
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Start of Queens Drive235 views
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Ben Lomond Route Map 233 viewsStart at Fernhill and follow a track up to the south ridge. Once on the ridge, it's an easy walk to the summit of Ben Lomond, with the advantage you are unlikely to come across anyone else walking the same route.

From the summit, follow the usual track down to Ben Lomond Saddle and the track back to One Mile.
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Crown Range Route Topo Map230 views
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Route Map230 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.
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Route Map227 viewsStarted the walk from Arthurs Point at the entrance to the Moonlight Track. This follows the trail up the Shotover River and Moonlight Creek, before heading uphill just before Seffertown. It's then a gentle but steady climb to Ben Lomond Saddle (1316m), with the option of either climbing Ben Lomond or Bowen Peak. Then it's all downhill to Queenstown. Total ascent is just over 1000m and total descent is about 1200m.
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Approaching the top of Mt Salmond224 views
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Route Map223 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.
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Racemans Hut218 views
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Queens Drive route marked in red216 views
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Heading back down to the water race214 views
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Following the ridgeline213 views
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Two minor side peaks that are worth bagging212 views
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Lennox Pass Route212 viewsStart from Kea Basin track and head off towards Lennox stream above the falls. From there a climb up to Lennox Pass (1700m) and a steep 700m decent to Earnslaw Burn to campsite. Next day, head downstream until the first river on the left in the beech forest and head up to the ridge and traverse along to below Lovers Leap and finish at the Earnslaw Burn bridge.
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View to Queenstown208 views
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Start of the walk at Coalpit Saddle207 views
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4WD track down the ridge201 views
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View to the south201 views
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The largest of the Wye Tarns200 views
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Glacier Burn Route Description199 viewsThe walk starts from the Glenorchy/Kinloch road. The track heads up through beautiful beech forest until it opens up at around 800m. From here, you can head up the open valley up to the cascades which are around 1500m.
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Looking over to Ben Cruichan197 views
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Western side of Double Cone197 views
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Cairn on Wye Saddle that looks like a real person from the from the distance.196 views
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Wobbly footbridge on the way back to the road195 views
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Mt Dewar/Atleys Trail Map193 viewsSteep climb from Skippers Saddle to the top of Mt Dewar and then a long drop down an old trail to Atleys Terrace just above the Shotover River. From there, it's a single track back to the Skippers Road and 6km climb back up to Skippers Saddle.
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Route map192 viewsWalk starts at the end of the Macetown road at Anderson's Battery. A single track follows up Rich Burn to Homeward Bound Battery. The track from Homeward Bound to Premier Battery is a little vague in places. Around 250m vertical and a very leisurely round trip time of about 3 hours (including time to explore the historic remains)
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Track Route190 viewsStarts at the Moke Lake camping area and heading around the lake in an anti-clockwise direction. A diversion to Lake Dispute is on gentle rolling single track, then is a steep drop on a 4wd road for the last kilometre or so.
Return up the trail to rejoin Lake Moke and complete the circuit.

Total trip is about 13km.
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Shadow Basin Lookout188 views
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Rob Roy Glacier185 views
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Looking into Wye Valley185 views
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Looking towards Frankton183 views
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Looking back to Double Cone from near the end of the walk183 views
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Approaching Wye Basin182 views
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Group shot of happy hikers180 views
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Start of the climb and also the start of the Motatapu Track179 views
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Shadow Basin177 views
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Looking back to Macetown177 viewsThe first section of the track heads up the hill.
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Fern Burn177 views
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Cecil Peak in background176 views
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Southern end of Lake Wakatipu174 views
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Route Map174 viewsStart from the suspension bridge and head downstream until turning into the East Matukituki Valley. Head up the valley until the first suspension bridge and head up through the beech forest on the right hand side of the river to get views out to Rob Roy Glacier
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Topo Map Route174 viewsStart from Remarkables carpark and head up to Wye Saddle East (unofficial name). Head down to a small tarn just below the ridgeline between Wye and Doolans Valley. Follow the ridgeline keeping mostly to the eastern sides. When approaching the highest peak, traverse over to the gentle sloping hill on the edge of the drop off into the Wye Valley. Head back up the valley and return over the same pass.
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Bill Hill Route Description173 viewsFrom the Arrowtown Chinese Village, head up Bush Creek and on to the Sawpit Gully Trail. Veer to the left near German Hill t and follow the old water race that traverses the hill and crosses two remnant Beech gullies. The track comes out onto a saddle where you take a right and climb another 100m to the top of Big Hill.

Head across Big Hill to the east and drop steeply down into a small sheltered valley where Shamrock Mine Cottage is located. Then follow a small track down Hayes Creek where it meets the Arrow River. Cross the river and head up onto the 4wd track and back to Arrowtown.
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Ridgeline looking into Skippers Canyon173 views
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Southern end of Lake Wakatipu173 views
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Cecil Peak on the right and mountains beyond171 views
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Heading up Shadow Basin171 views
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Looking South West171 views
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Hells Gate169 views
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Rocky Tor169 views
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Queens Drive Route169 viewsStarting from Remarkables carpark, head up Shadow Basin. From the top , head up the track that goes up to the lookout point, and take the left branch This takes you up and over onto the western face of the Remarkables.
From here, there is a goat track that mostly hugs the cliffs until it opens out on a large open rockfall under Single Cone. From here, there is a worthwhile side trip up to a small peak with a large rectangular tor. Then loop back via Wye tarns and over Wye Saddle and back to the carpark.
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Looking towards Frankton168 views
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Wye Basin167 views
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Trip Route167 viewsDrive to Macetown, walk to Roses Saddle and back to Macetown. Mountain bike ride back to Arrowtown.
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Part of the machinery that mixed mercury with the quartz blanketings166 views
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Map166 viewsThe red line shows the route from Arrowtown to Soho Creek and the yellow line is the continuation to Macetown. On this occasion, I didn't have time to head up to Macetown.
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Map Overview166 viewsLake Moke is about 15 mins from Queenstown off the Glenorchy Road.
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Heading downstream165 views
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Shadow Basin163 views
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Looking back to the first peak163 views
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Waterfall spray in early evening light162 views
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Hut looking up to Vanguard Peak162 views
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Lower section of Rich Burn161 views
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Slips and erosion along the Shotover River160 views
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Anderson's Battery160 views
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Taking in the views from the summit160 views
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First view of the cascades as the cloud burnt off159 views
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Queens Drive Route Topo Map158 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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Bottom half of the ridge up to Brow Peak157 views
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Glacier Burn Track Start157 views
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Fern Burn156 views
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Looking towards Brow Peak and Mt Aspiring156 views
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Upper Valley156 views
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Final descent to Earnslaw Burn155 views
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Mountain Man154 views
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Taking a rest half way along Queens Drive154 views
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Route Map154 viewsStarting from Remarkables carpark, head up Sugar Bowl then up to the top of the Toilet Bowl.
Follow the northern face around to the saddle below Ben Cruachan. Then head down the Doolans River to a set of two tarns.
Then over the ridge into the Wye valley and return via Wye saddle, or the next saddle to the east and back to the carpark.
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View of Moke Lake Camping Area153 viewsLooking back towards the head of Moke Lake and the camping area.
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Follow the leader153 views
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Junction of Rich Burn and Sylvia Creek153 views
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Skippers Saddle start/end point152 views
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Top of the Shadow Basin Chairlift152 views
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Queens Drive152 views
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Route Map151 viewsStart from Remarkables car park and head up the trail to Lake Alta. From the lake straight up to Wye Saddle and then head west up to a small basin then onto the ridgeline that heads up to Single Cone.
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Lake Wakatipu & Glenorchy in background149 views
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Gently does it149 views
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The old pack trail148 views
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Sitting in the cloud on top of Brow Peak148 views
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The track hugs the cliff147 views
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Shadow Basin147 views
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Lunch in Fern Burn Hut147 views
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Boardwalk back to the Moke Lake Road.146 views
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700m steep drop from Lennox Pass to Earnslaw Burn (campsite)146 views
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Cascades everywhere146 views
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Upper Cascades146 views
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Queens Drive Highway145 views
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Looking back up to the rocky peaks144 views
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Arrow River Gorge144 viewsThe Arrow River Irrigation Pipe inlet starts here.
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Route Map143 viewsFrom the start of the Motatapu Track at Macetown, we followed the rough track up the ridge line. There wasn't enough time to go all the way to Advance peak, but there is a prominent peak around 1300m that provides a great look out point.
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Crossing Lennox Steam at the only negiotable section143 views
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Contemplating the big mountains in the mist143 views
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Bridge over Glacier Burn on the Kinloch Road143 views
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Looking towards Frankton with Lake Wakatipu and Lake Johnson in view.142 views
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Junction of Rich Burn and Sylvia Creek142 views
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Racemans Hut141 views
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Looking to Mt Dewar from the Skippers Road141 views
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Top end of the Motatapu Valley141 views
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Route Map141 viewsStart from car park base and follow the marked track to Lake Alta. From Lake Alta, head up the ridge to Wye Saddle and then over the ridge line to the east and back down to the car park. An easy 1.5 hour walk.
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Devils Creek Trail140 views
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Rees Valley and Lake Wakatipu in background140 views
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Ben Lomond140 views
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Huts at Atleys Terrace139 views
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Exit point onto Skippers Road139 views
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View back down to the Dart River139 views
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View of Rob Roy Glacier on the drive in138 views
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Looking west up Lake Wakatipu138 views
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Perfect spot for lunch138 views
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Looking across to Sugar Bowl138 views
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Glacier Burn looking down to the Dart River138 views
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Looking up the valley from near the bushline138 views
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Looking back up to Mt Dewar137 views
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Heading up the ridge to Roses Saddle137 views
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Sign just below the saddle137 views
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Lennox Pass136 views
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View from the top136 views
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Roses Saddle136 views
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Heading down the ridge to Arrow River136 views
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Side peak with great shelter behind the tor136 views
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Glacier Burn at the start/end of the walk136 views
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Lake Dispute135 viewsTop of the trail before the steep descent to Lake Dispute.
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Approaching the Shotover River135 views
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Waterfalls feeding into Lennox Stream135 views
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Raster Burn134 views
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Yes, it definitely looks like a rock134 views
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Single and Double Cone from Mt Salmond133 views
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Route from Fern Burn carpark to Fern Burn Hut133 views
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A lot steeper than it looks133 views
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Landslips132 viewsThe track along the Arrow River pipeline can be a little precarious in places.
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Heading along the ridge132 views
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Heading up the access track132 views
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Looking down to Jacks Point132 views
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"Mistical' Peaks132 views
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Looking downstream131 views
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Looking up the Rees Valley from the start of the track131 views
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Motatapu Valley131 viewsThe Motatapu track heads up the ridge in the center of the image.
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Views of Arrowtown from Brow Peak as the cloud clears.131 views
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Rock scrambling131 views
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Fern Burn Hut131 views
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Fern Burn Hut Kitchen131 views
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Rock fall at the end of Queens Drive131 views
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Start of the walk looking to the Rees Valley131 views
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Sheer Cliffs131 views
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Glacier Burn looking up to the cascades131 views
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Around the half way point to Roses Saddle130 views
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Looking up the valley to the source of the Arrow River130 views
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Remarkables base130 views
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Looking back up to Queens Drive (yes there is a track there somewhere)130 views
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Heading back down130 views
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Mountains just north of Advance Peak129 views
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Heading down the ridge to Arrow River129 views
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First of many rests129 views
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Rees Valley Map129 views
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Rugged Terrain128 views
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Roses Saddle128 views
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Mountains to the north west from Roses Saddle128 views
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Looking up Hayes Creek127 views
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Looking south west from Roses Saddle127 views
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Walking the ridge top127 views
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Seffertown127 views
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Side Creek from the Stack Conservation Area127 views
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Gorge on the Miners Trail126 views
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First section of Queens Drive is one of the steepest125 views
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Steep descent to the Arrow River125 views
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Arrow River125 views
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Looking out over to Millbrook125 views
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Wye Valley125 views
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Arrow River124 views
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Nearing the upper section of the cascades124 views
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Mountain Goats123 views
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Start of the Motatapu walking track123 viewsArrow River at Macetown
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Surveying Far Horizons123 views
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Ridgeline behind Coronet Creek123 views
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Beech Forest123 views
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Map of the Course123 viewsThe course starts at Paradise and does a loop though the beech forest before coming back and heading out onto the road past Diamond Lake. This is a very fast part of the course. The Cruisers then continue along the road, while the others head the the base of Mt Alfred and start the 400m climb.
The descent is quite steep and with a bit of rain, can be quite slippery. The course then joins onto the main road that goes out to Routeburn. It goes back to a single track and follows the base of Mt Alfred.
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Upper Cascades122 views
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Intersection of Crown Range and Coal Creek Tracks121 views
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Heading up to Ben Lomond Saddle121 views
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South Ridge with Cecil and Walter Peak in background121 views
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Moke Lake120 viewsLooking towards the southern end of Moke Lake in the direction towards Lake Dispute.
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Crown Range Route120 viewsStarting from Crown Range road summit, head up the ridge to the trig point on Mt Scott. Then follow the trail along the ridge line until you meet a 4WD track and the rocks on Crown Peak.
The decent is on the 4WD track to Brackens Saddle and back to Glencoe Road on the Miners Trail.
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Beautiful tarn in the Doolans Valley120 views
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Motatapu Valley120 viewsLake Wanaka is just visible in the background.
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Heading up the ridge to Brow Peak120 views
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