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Route Map376 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 route295 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 Map280 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 Drive262 views
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Vista with Deer Park Heights in mid ground256 views
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Route Map250 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 Drive237 views
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Ben Lomond Route Map 236 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 Map235 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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Crown Range Route Topo Map234 views
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Route Map230 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 Salmond229 views
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Route Map228 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 Hut223 views
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Heading back down to the water race219 views
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Queens Drive route marked in red218 views
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Two minor side peaks that are worth bagging214 views
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Start of the walk at Coalpit Saddle212 views
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View to Queenstown210 views
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4WD track down the ridge206 views
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View to the south203 views
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Looking over to Ben Cruichan202 views
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The largest of the Wye Tarns202 views
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Western side of Double Cone199 views
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Cairn on Wye Saddle that looks like a real person from the from the distance.198 views
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Route map196 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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Shadow Basin Lookout190 views
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Looking towards Frankton187 views
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Looking into Wye Valley187 views
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Looking back to Double Cone from near the end of the walk185 views
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Approaching Wye Basin184 views
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Group shot of happy hikers183 views
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Start of the climb and also the start of the Motatapu Track182 views
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Looking back to Macetown181 viewsThe first section of the track heads up the hill.
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Shadow Basin179 views
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Bill Hill Route Description178 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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Cecil Peak in background178 views
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Topo Map Route178 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 Wakatipu176 views
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Southern end of Lake Wakatipu175 views
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Cecil Peak on the right and mountains beyond174 views
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Heading up Shadow Basin173 views
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Looking South West173 views
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Rocky Tor171 views
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Queens Drive Route171 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 Frankton170 views
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Trip Route170 viewsDrive to Macetown, walk to Roses Saddle and back to Macetown. Mountain bike ride back to Arrowtown.
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Wye Basin169 views
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Part of the machinery that mixed mercury with the quartz blanketings169 views
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Heading downstream168 views
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Shadow Basin165 views
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Looking back to the first peak165 views
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Hut looking up to Vanguard Peak165 views
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Lower section of Rich Burn164 views
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Anderson's Battery163 views
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Taking in the views from the summit163 views
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Queens Drive Route Topo Map161 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 Peak160 views
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Looking towards Brow Peak and Mt Aspiring159 views
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Mountain Man157 views
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Follow the leader156 views
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Junction of Rich Burn and Sylvia Creek156 views
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Taking a rest half way along Queens Drive156 views
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Route Map156 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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Top of the Shadow Basin Chairlift154 views
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Queens Drive154 views
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Route Map154 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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Sitting in the cloud on top of Brow Peak151 views
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Gently does it151 views
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The track hugs the cliff150 views
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Shadow Basin149 views
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Queens Drive Highway147 views
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Arrow River Gorge146 viewsThe Arrow River Irrigation Pipe inlet starts here.
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Route Map145 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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Junction of Rich Burn and Sylvia Creek145 views
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Racemans Hut144 views
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Looking towards Frankton with Lake Wakatipu and Lake Johnson in view.144 views
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Ben Lomond144 views
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Route Map144 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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Top end of the Motatapu Valley143 views
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Looking west up Lake Wakatipu140 views
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View from the top140 views
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Perfect spot for lunch140 views
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Sign just below the saddle140 views
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Looking across to Sugar Bowl140 views
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Heading up the ridge to Roses Saddle139 views
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Roses Saddle138 views
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Heading down the ridge to Arrow River138 views
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Side peak with great shelter behind the tor138 views
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Single and Double Cone from Mt Salmond136 views
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Raster Burn136 views
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Yes, it definitely looks like a rock136 views
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Heading along the ridge135 views
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Views of Arrowtown from Brow Peak as the cloud clears.134 views
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Rock scrambling134 views
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Heading up the access track134 views
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Looking down to Jacks Point134 views
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Motatapu Valley133 viewsThe Motatapu track heads up the ridge in the center of the image.
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Rock fall at the end of Queens Drive133 views
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Around the half way point to Roses Saddle132 views
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Looking up the valley to the source of the Arrow River132 views
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First of many rests132 views
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Remarkables base132 views
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Looking back up to Queens Drive (yes there is a track there somewhere)132 views
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Mountains just north of Advance Peak131 views
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Heading down the ridge to Arrow River131 views
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Rugged Terrain130 views
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Roses Saddle130 views
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Looking south west from Roses Saddle130 views
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Mountains to the north west from Roses Saddle130 views
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Walking the ridge top130 views
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Seffertown130 views
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Looking up Hayes Creek129 views
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Gorge on the Miners Trail129 views
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Looking out over to Millbrook128 views
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First section of Queens Drive is one of the steepest127 views
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Steep descent to the Arrow River127 views
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Arrow River127 views
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Wye Valley127 views
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Mountain Goats126 views
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Arrow River126 views
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Ridgeline behind Coronet Creek126 views
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Intersection of Crown Range and Coal Creek Tracks125 views
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Start of the Motatapu walking track125 viewsArrow River at Macetown
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Surveying Far Horizons125 views
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Beautiful tarn in the Doolans Valley124 views
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Heading up to Ben Lomond Saddle124 views
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Crown Range Route123 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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Heading up the ridge to Brow Peak123 views
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South Ridge with Cecil and Walter Peak in background123 views
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Motatapu Valley122 viewsLake Wanaka is just visible in the background.
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Crown Range road summit/start of walk120 views
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Interior of the hut119 views
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Lupins along the Macetown Road118 views
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Crossing Soho Creek118 views
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Typical section of Queens Drive118 views
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Heading out to our morning tea lookout116 views
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Enjoying the views at morning tea116 views
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View from the saddle116 views
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Posing on the rock ledge115 views
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View south from Mt Salmond114 views
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Looking down to the start point114 views
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Crown Range ridge114 views
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Nice sheltered rest stop near the top of Mt Salmond112 views
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Top of Shadow Basin at the start of Queens Drive112 views
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Single/Double Cone reflections112 views
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Heading down the 4wd track to Bracken Saddle112 views
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Looking down the Arrow River112 views
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Perfect spot for a snack112 views
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Start of the walk111 views
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Looking towards Walter Peak111 views
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View down to Doolans Creek Right Branch110 views
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Dave trying to look relaxed on the rock edge110 views
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Queens Drive Track110 views
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Mid Section109 views
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Yes, Graeme made it the whole way. Photographic Proof!108 views
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Lake Alta Reflections108 views
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Fence line108 views
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Enjoying the view108 views
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View from the ridge107 viewsArrowtown, Lake Hayes, Crown Terrace and Remarkables all in view.
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Following the water race107 views
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Remarkables and Jacks Point from the south ridge107 views
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Climbing southern ridge of Ben Lomond107 views
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Looking up Hayes Creek106 views
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Forces of nature106 views
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Looking towards Mt Sale and Cardrona106 views
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Crown Peak with Remarkables in background106 views
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Heading into the steeper section of the Doolans Valley105 views
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Great spot for morning tea104 views
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Heading down to Racemans Hut104 views
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Splash of colour against the grey rocks104 views
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The last steep section104 views
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Approaching the Wye Valley from the bottom of the boulder field104 views
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Look, I've just spotted Crown Peak!104 views
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Interior of the hut with newspaper lining104 views
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Moonlight Track104 views
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Looking up Lake Wakatipu from just above the treeline on the south ridge104 views
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Brow Peak103 viewsView of Brow Peak with speargrass in the foreground.
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Heading up Alta Green103 views
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Misty shadows of the peaks103 views
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Lookout with Frankton/Lake Wakatipu in background.102 views
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Snaking Arrow River102 views
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The cloud gave the rocky peaks a mysterious air101 views
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The largest of the Wye Tarns and our lunch spot destination101 views
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Finishing the walk in style101 views
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Largest of the Wye Tarns101 views
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Mt Scott Trig Point101 views
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Was able to get to about 5m away from this Falcon101 views
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Dip down to a saddle101 views
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Views over the Wakatipu Basin101 views
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Ridge top walking101 views
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Macetown100 viewsLooking into Macetown (top left)
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Looking towards Cecil Peak and Jacks Point100 views
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Shadow Basin100 views
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Wye Tarns and Single/Double Cone100 views
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Junction of Moonlight Creek and Shotover River100 views
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Start of the Queens Drive Track100 views
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Arrow River100 viewsThe return journey to Macetown was down through the river.
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Decending through the boulder field99 views
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