Mt Alfred area

Image: Ishaan Bhide | Creative Commons


A good zigzag track and marked route climbs to the bushline on Mt Alfred. There is no public access to the summit.

Track overview

Walking and tramping

5-6hr Advanced: Tramping track

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


Formerly known as the Mount Alfred track, the Forest Track offers a pleasant day's walk to the bushline on the slopes of Mt Alfred.

The approach is on the Western (Dart) side of the peak look for a carpark on the right-hand side of the road. A good zigzag track climbs three quarters of the way. After this, a marked route can be followed as far as the bushline.

Getting there

Access to this track is from a car park off the Glenorchy-Routeburn Road, 20 minutes from Glenorchy.

Know before you go

  • Earnslaw Station has closed access to the top of Mount Alfred from the bush line.
  • This track is not recommended for young children.


Whakatipu-wai-Māori / Queenstown Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 442 7935
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   50 Stanley Street
Postal Address:   PO Box 811
Queenstown 9348
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