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10 March 2015: Remarkables access road closed

The Remarkables access road will be closed from the 4 km mark at the end of the tar seal from 5 January 2015 until winter 2015. This is due to increased heavy vehicle traffic while development takes place on the Remarkables ski area.

A free bus service is available on Saturdays and Sundays. It departs the 4 km mark at 8 am and returns from the ski field base building at 5:30 pm. No bookings are required.


A steady climb to the picturesque glacial Lake Alta.

Track overview

Return via same track

Walking and tramping

1.5 hr Advanced: Tramping track

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


Aerial view of Lake Alta.
Aerial view of Lake Alta

It begins on the road behind the base building and crosses the Rastus Burn. The track climbs just over the burn, by the Sugarbowl Chairlift. Cairns and flagstones mark the way through alpine wetlands, up to the cirque beyond the top of the Alta Chairlift.

This is an interpreted walk.

Getting there

Start/Finish: Remarkables Ski Field buildings


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