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Route Map380 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 route297 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 Map288 views
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Route Map282 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 Drive266 views
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Vista with Deer Park Heights in mid ground260 views
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Route Map252 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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Ben Lomond Route Map 241 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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Start of Queens Drive241 views
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Crown Range Route Topo Map240 views
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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.
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Approaching the top of Mt Salmond234 views
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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.
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Route Map232 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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Racemans Hut230 views
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Heading back down to the water race224 views
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Following the ridgeline224 views
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Queens Drive route marked in red221 views
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Two minor side peaks that are worth bagging218 views
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Lennox Pass Route218 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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Start of the walk at Coalpit Saddle217 views
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View to Queenstown213 views
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4WD track down the ridge211 views
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Looking over to Ben Cruichan207 views
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View to the south207 views
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The largest of the Wye Tarns206 views
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Glacier Burn Route Description205 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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Wobbly footbridge on the way back to the road204 views
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Western side of Double Cone202 views
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Cairn on Wye Saddle that looks like a real person from the from the distance.202 views
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Mt Dewar/Atleys Trail Map201 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 map200 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 Route194 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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Rob Roy Glacier192 views
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Looking towards Frankton192 views
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Shadow Basin Lookout192 views
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Looking into Wye Valley190 views
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Looking back to Double Cone from near the end of the walk189 views
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Group shot of happy hikers187 views
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Approaching Wye Basin187 views
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Start of the climb and also the start of the Motatapu Track185 views
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Bill Hill Route Description184 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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Looking back to Macetown184 viewsThe first section of the track heads up the hill.
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Shadow Basin183 views
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Fern Burn183 views
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Ridgeline looking into Skippers Canyon182 views
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Cecil Peak in background182 views
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Topo Map Route182 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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Southern end of Lake Wakatipu180 views
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Route Map180 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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Hells Gate178 views
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Southern end of Lake Wakatipu178 views
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Cecil Peak on the right and mountains beyond177 views
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Rocky Tor177 views
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Looking South West177 views
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Heading up Shadow Basin176 views
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Queens Drive Route176 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 Frankton174 views
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Wye Basin174 views
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Part of the machinery that mixed mercury with the quartz blanketings173 views
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Heading downstream172 views
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Map172 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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Trip Route172 viewsDrive to Macetown, walk to Roses Saddle and back to Macetown. Mountain bike ride back to Arrowtown.
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Map Overview171 viewsLake Moke is about 15 mins from Queenstown off the Glenorchy Road.
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Slips and erosion along the Shotover River170 views
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Hut looking up to Vanguard Peak170 views
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Waterfall spray in early evening light169 views
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Looking back to the first peak169 views
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Shadow Basin168 views
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Lower section of Rich Burn168 views
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Anderson's Battery167 views
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Taking in the views from the summit167 views
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First view of the cascades as the cloud burnt off166 views
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Queens Drive Route Topo Map165 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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Glacier Burn Track Start164 views
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Upper Valley164 views
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Final descent to Earnslaw Burn163 views
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Fern Burn162 views
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Bottom half of the ridge up to Brow Peak162 views
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Looking towards Brow Peak and Mt Aspiring162 views
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Skippers Saddle start/end point161 views
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Mountain Man161 views
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Follow the leader160 views
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Junction of Rich Burn and Sylvia Creek160 views
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Taking a rest half way along Queens Drive159 views
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Route Map159 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 Area158 viewsLooking back towards the head of Moke Lake and the camping area.
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Route Map158 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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The old pack trail157 views
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Top of the Shadow Basin Chairlift157 views
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Queens Drive157 views
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Lake Wakatipu & Glenorchy in background156 views
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Cascades everywhere155 views
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The track hugs the cliff154 views
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Gently does it154 views
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Upper Cascades154 views
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Sitting in the cloud on top of Brow Peak153 views
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700m steep drop from Lennox Pass to Earnslaw Burn (campsite)152 views
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Shadow Basin152 views
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Contemplating the big mountains in the mist152 views
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Boardwalk back to the Moke Lake Road.151 views
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Lunch in Fern Burn Hut151 views
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Looking back up to the rocky peaks151 views
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Looking to Mt Dewar from the Skippers Road150 views
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Queens Drive Highway150 views
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Bridge over Glacier Burn on the Kinloch Road150 views
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Exit point onto Skippers Road149 views
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Junction of Rich Burn and Sylvia Creek149 views
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Racemans Hut148 views
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Crossing Lennox Steam at the only negiotable section148 views
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Rees Valley and Lake Wakatipu in background148 views
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View back down to the Dart River148 views
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Arrow River Gorge148 viewsThe Arrow River Irrigation Pipe inlet starts here.
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Route Map147 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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Devils Creek Trail147 views
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Huts at Atleys Terrace147 views
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Ben Lomond147 views
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Looking up the valley from near the bushline147 views
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Route Map147 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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Looking towards Frankton with Lake Wakatipu and Lake Johnson in view.146 views
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View from the top145 views
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Top end of the Motatapu Valley145 views
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Glacier Burn looking down to the Dart River145 views
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Looking back up to Mt Dewar144 views
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Approaching the Shotover River144 views
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View of Rob Roy Glacier on the drive in143 views
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Glacier Burn at the start/end of the walk143 views
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Looking west up Lake Wakatipu142 views
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Waterfalls feeding into Lennox Stream142 views
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Lennox Pass142 views
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Perfect spot for lunch142 views
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Sign just below the saddle142 views
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Looking across to Sugar Bowl142 views
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Heading up the ridge to Roses Saddle141 views
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Side peak with great shelter behind the tor141 views
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Lake Dispute140 viewsTop of the trail before the steep descent to Lake Dispute.
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Single and Double Cone from Mt Salmond140 views
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Roses Saddle140 views
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Heading down the ridge to Arrow River140 views
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A lot steeper than it looks140 views
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Glacier Burn looking up to the cascades140 views
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Landslips139 viewsThe track along the Arrow River pipeline can be a little precarious in places.
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Yes, it definitely looks like a rock139 views
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"Mistical' Peaks139 views
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Route from Fern Burn carpark to Fern Burn Hut138 views
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Raster Burn138 views
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Start of the walk looking to the Rees Valley138 views
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Sheer Cliffs138 views
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Looking downstream137 views
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Heading along the ridge137 views
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Heading up the access track137 views
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Looking down to Jacks Point137 views
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Heading back down137 views
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Views of Arrowtown from Brow Peak as the cloud clears.136 views
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Rock scrambling136 views
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Fern Burn Hut Kitchen136 views
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Rock fall at the end of Queens Drive136 views
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Looking up the Rees Valley from the start of the track135 views
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Motatapu Valley135 viewsThe Motatapu track heads up the ridge in the center of the image.
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Fern Burn Hut135 views
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Looking back up to Queens Drive (yes there is a track there somewhere)135 views
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Gorge on the Miners Trail134 views
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Around the half way point to Roses Saddle134 views
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Looking up the valley to the source of the Arrow River134 views
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First of many rests134 views
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Remarkables base134 views
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Mountains just north of Advance Peak133 views
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Roses Saddle133 views
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Mountains to the north west from Roses Saddle133 views
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Heading down the ridge to Arrow River133 views
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Nearing the upper section of the cascades133 views
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Rees Valley Map133 views
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Rugged Terrain132 views
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Looking south west from Roses Saddle132 views
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Walking the ridge top132 views
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Seffertown132 views
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Side Creek from the Stack Conservation Area132 views
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Looking up Hayes Creek131 views
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Steep descent to the Arrow River131 views
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First section of Queens Drive is one of the steepest130 views
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Mountain Goats130 views
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Intersection of Crown Range and Coal Creek Tracks130 views
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Looking out over to Millbrook130 views
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Ridgeline behind Coronet Creek130 views
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Wye Valley130 views
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Upper Cascades130 views
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Beautiful tarn in the Doolans Valley129 views
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Arrow River129 views
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Crown Range Route128 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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Arrow River128 views
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Map of the Course128 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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Start of the Motatapu walking track127 viewsArrow River at Macetown
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Surveying Far Horizons127 views
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Heading up to Ben Lomond Saddle127 views
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Beech Forest127 views
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South Ridge with Cecil and Walter Peak in background126 views
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Moke Lake125 viewsLooking towards the southern end of Moke Lake in the direction towards Lake Dispute.
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Heading up the ridge to Brow Peak125 views
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Evening light over the valley124 views
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