The Remarkables mountain range
Image: Shellie Evans | ©



Enjoy high altitude walks in the Remarkables. It's an extremely steep, rugged mountain range that extends to 2,234 m and is a prominent part of the quintessential Queenstown landscape.

The area contains a number of beautiful features, such as Lake Alta, a small lake nestled within a natural amphitheatre at the head of a glacial valley (a ‘cirque’) and below the towering Double Cone peaks.

Glacial tarns, schist outcrops and bluffs, waterfalls, unique flora and fauna, recreation opportunities and spectacular views over Lake Wakatipu draw large numbers of visitors to this special area.

Find things to do and places to stay Remarkables Conservation Area

Lower Wye Creek Track offers rock climbing for all abilities on both sides of the creek, with climbs up to 50 metres.


Whakatipu-wai-Māori/Queenstown Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 442 7935
Address 50 Stanley Street
Queenstown 9300
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