Earnslaw Burn Track
Image: Greg Lind | DOC 

Introduction

Following Earnslaw Burn through bush to the tussock basin at the head of this valley for impressive views of an icefall on Mt Earnslaw/Pikirakatahi.

Track overview

Return via same track

Walking and tramping

8 - 12 hr return Advanced: Tramping track

Dog access

No dogs

About this track

Description

Earnslaw Burn Track. Photo: Eiji Kitai.
Earnslaw Burn Track

Following the Earnslaw Burn through bush to the tussock basin at the head of this valley, will bring you to a viewpoint with impressive views of an icefall on Mt Earnslaw/Pikirakatahi. An overhanging rock just within the forest on the true right (looking downstream) of Earnslaw Burn can be used for shelter.

River crossing and route finding experience is essential.

Getting there

The track starts on the true left bank of the Earnslaw Burn partway along Lovers Leap Road, a right turn off the gravelled Glenorchy - Paradise Road, 20 minutes from Glenorchy.

Know before you go

The track can be tricky to find in places and the river crossing to get to the bivvy is dangerous in heavy rain. This track is not recommended for young children.

Contacts

Whakatipu-wai-Māori / Queenstown Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 442 7935
Address:   50 Stanley Street
Queenstown
9300
Email:   queenstownvc@doc.govt.nz
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