A track climbing through beech forest following the Shirt Tail Stream in Kingston.

Track overview

Walking and tramping

1 - 1.5 hr Advanced: Tramping track

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


 View from the Shirtail Track Kingston. Photo: Eiji Kitai.
View from the Shirt Tail Track

The Shirt Tail Track starts at the Te Kere Haka reserve carpark. It follows the Shirt Tail Stream up to the bushline for a spectacular view of Lake Wakatipu and Kingston township.

The track up to the waterfall is well marked. Beyond here the track is very steep, unmarked and not maintained. It features red beech forest and subalpine shrublands.

This track is also known as Shirtfront Track.

Getting there

Kingston is 45 minutes drive from Queenstown. The Te Kere Haka Reserve is at the far end of the township past the railway station.


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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