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Route Map364 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 route283 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 Map271 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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Route on Topographic Map266 views
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Typical section of Queens Drive253 views
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Vista with Deer Park Heights in mid ground245 views
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Route Map239 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 Drive228 views
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Ben Lomond Route Map 224 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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Route Map221 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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Crown Range Route Topo Map220 views
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Route Map218 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 Salmond214 views
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Route Map212 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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Queens Drive route marked in red210 views
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Racemans Hut208 views
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Two minor side peaks that are worth bagging206 views
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Lennox Pass Route206 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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Heading back down to the water race203 views
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View to Queenstown202 views
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Following the ridgeline201 views
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Start of the walk at Coalpit Saddle197 views
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View to the south195 views
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The largest of the Wye Tarns194 views
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Glacier Burn Route Description192 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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4WD track down the ridge191 views
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Western side of Double Cone189 views
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Cairn on Wye Saddle that looks like a real person from the from the distance.188 views
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Looking over to Ben Cruichan186 views
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Wobbly footbridge on the way back to the road185 views
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Track Route185 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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Mt Dewar/Atleys Trail Map184 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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Shadow Basin Lookout183 views
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Route map183 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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Rob Roy Glacier177 views
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Looking into Wye Valley177 views
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Looking back to Double Cone from near the end of the walk177 views
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Approaching Wye Basin176 views
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Looking towards Frankton173 views
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Start of the climb and also the start of the Motatapu Track173 views
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Group shot of happy hikers171 views
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Shadow Basin171 views
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Looking back to Macetown171 viewsThe first section of the track heads up the hill.
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Fern Burn171 views
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Cecil Peak in background170 views
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Southern end of Lake Wakatipu168 views
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Southern end of Lake Wakatipu167 views
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Route Map167 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 Route166 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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Cecil Peak on the right and mountains beyond165 views
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Looking South West165 views
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Bill Hill Route Description164 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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Heading up Shadow Basin164 views
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Ridgeline looking into Skippers Canyon163 views
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Rocky Tor163 views
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Queens Drive Route163 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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Trip Route163 viewsDrive to Macetown, walk to Roses Saddle and back to Macetown. Mountain bike ride back to Arrowtown.
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Map162 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 Overview162 viewsLake Moke is about 15 mins from Queenstown off the Glenorchy Road.
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Wye Basin161 views
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Looking towards Frankton160 views
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Hells Gate159 views
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Part of the machinery that mixed mercury with the quartz blanketings158 views
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Shadow Basin157 views
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Looking back to the first peak157 views
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Heading downstream157 views
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Waterfall spray in early evening light154 views
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Hut looking up to Vanguard Peak154 views
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Lower section of Rich Burn153 views
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Anderson's Battery152 views
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Bottom half of the ridge up to Brow Peak152 views
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First view of the cascades as the cloud burnt off152 views
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Taking in the views from the summit151 views
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Slips and erosion along the Shotover River150 views
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Looking towards Brow Peak and Mt Aspiring150 views
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Glacier Burn Track Start150 views
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Upper Valley150 views
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View of Moke Lake Camping Area149 viewsLooking back towards the head of Moke Lake and the camping area.
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Queens Drive Route Topo Map149 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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Fern Burn148 views
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Top of the Shadow Basin Chairlift148 views
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Taking a rest half way along Queens Drive148 views
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Final descent to Earnslaw Burn147 views
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Mountain Man146 views
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Follow the leader145 views
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Junction of Rich Burn and Sylvia Creek145 views
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Queens Drive144 views
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Sitting in the cloud on top of Brow Peak143 views
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Shadow Basin143 views
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Lunch in Fern Burn Hut143 views
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Gently does it143 views
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Route Map143 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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Route Map143 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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Boardwalk back to the Moke Lake Road.142 views
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Skippers Saddle start/end point142 views
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Lake Wakatipu & Glenorchy in background141 views
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Cascades everywhere140 views
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Upper Cascades140 views
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Arrow River Gorge140 viewsThe Arrow River Irrigation Pipe inlet starts here.
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Route Map139 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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Queens Drive Highway139 views
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The old pack trail138 views
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700m steep drop from Lennox Pass to Earnslaw Burn (campsite)138 views
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The track hugs the cliff138 views
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Looking back up to the rocky peaks138 views
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Crossing Lennox Steam at the only negiotable section137 views
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Top end of the Motatapu Valley137 views
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Contemplating the big mountains in the mist137 views
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Bridge over Glacier Burn on the Kinloch Road137 views
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Looking towards Frankton with Lake Wakatipu and Lake Johnson in view.136 views
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Route Map135 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 west up Lake Wakatipu134 views
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Junction of Rich Burn and Sylvia Creek134 views
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Ben Lomond134 views
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Looking across to Sugar Bowl134 views
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Racemans Hut133 views
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Heading up the ridge to Roses Saddle133 views
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Sign just below the saddle133 views
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View back down to the Dart River133 views
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Devils Creek Trail132 views
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Roses Saddle132 views
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Heading down the ridge to Arrow River132 views
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Glacier Burn looking down to the Dart River132 views
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Looking up the valley from near the bushline132 views
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Lake Dispute131 viewsTop of the trail before the steep descent to Lake Dispute.
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Huts at Atleys Terrace131 views
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Looking to Mt Dewar from the Skippers Road131 views
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View of Rob Roy Glacier on the drive in131 views
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Perfect spot for lunch131 views
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Raster Burn130 views
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Side peak with great shelter behind the tor130 views
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Exit point onto Skippers Road129 views
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Lennox Pass129 views
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Rees Valley and Lake Wakatipu in background129 views
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Glacier Burn at the start/end of the walk129 views
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Landslips128 viewsThe track along the Arrow River pipeline can be a little precarious in places.
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Looking back up to Mt Dewar128 views
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Route from Fern Burn carpark to Fern Burn Hut128 views
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Heading up the access track128 views
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Yes, it definitely looks like a rock128 views
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Waterfalls feeding into Lennox Stream127 views
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Looking up the Rees Valley from the start of the track127 views
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Motatapu Valley127 viewsThe Motatapu track heads up the ridge in the center of the image.
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Fern Burn Hut127 views
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Fern Burn Hut Kitchen127 views
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A lot steeper than it looks127 views
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View from the top126 views
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Around the half way point to Roses Saddle126 views
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Looking up the valley to the source of the Arrow River126 views
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Views of Arrowtown from Brow Peak as the cloud clears.126 views
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Rock scrambling126 views
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Remarkables base126 views
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Looking down to Jacks Point126 views
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Single and Double Cone from Mt Salmond125 views
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Approaching the Shotover River125 views
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Looking downstream125 views
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Mountains just north of Advance Peak125 views
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Heading down the ridge to Arrow River125 views
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Heading along the ridge125 views
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Rock fall at the end of Queens Drive125 views
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Sheer Cliffs125 views
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Glacier Burn looking up to the cascades125 views
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Rees Valley Map125 views
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Rugged Terrain124 views
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Roses Saddle124 views
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Mountains to the north west from Roses Saddle124 views
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First of many rests124 views
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Looking back up to Queens Drive (yes there is a track there somewhere)124 views
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Start of the walk looking to the Rees Valley124 views
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Heading back down124 views
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"Mistical' Peaks124 views
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Looking up Hayes Creek123 views
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Looking south west from Roses Saddle123 views
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Seffertown122 views
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Steep descent to the Arrow River121 views
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Arrow River121 views
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Walking the ridge top121 views
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Side Creek from the Stack Conservation Area121 views
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Arrow River120 views
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Looking out over to Millbrook120 views
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Start of the Motatapu walking track119 viewsArrow River at Macetown
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Surveying Far Horizons119 views
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Beech Forest119 views
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Wye Valley119 views
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Ridgeline behind Coronet Creek118 views
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Nearing the upper section of the cascades118 views
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Map of the Course118 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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First section of Queens Drive is one of the steepest117 views
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Heading up to Ben Lomond Saddle117 views
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Moke Lake116 viewsLooking towards the southern end of Moke Lake in the direction towards Lake Dispute.
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Gorge on the Miners Trail116 views
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Motatapu Valley116 viewsLake Wanaka is just visible in the background.
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Upper Cascades116 views
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Heading up the ridge to Brow Peak115 views
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Conservative times on the sign (2 - 2.5 hours is more realistic)115 views
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Mountain Goats114 views
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Lupins along the Macetown Road114 views
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Crossing Soho Creek114 views
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South Ridge with Cecil and Walter Peak in background114 views
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