Mount Nox viewed from Lake Sylvan shore

Image: Kaja Vetter | DOC


This well-defined track leads through old moraine river terraces and tall red beech/tawhai raunui to pretty Lake Sylvan in Mount Aspiring National Park.

Track overview

Walking and tramping

1 hr 40 min Easy: Walking track

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


40 minutes one way to viewing platform or 1 hr 40 min returning via the trampline loop.

This well-defined track can be done as a loop. It leads through old moraine river terraces and tall red beech / tawhairaunui forest to beautiful Lake Sylvan, home to brown trout and numerous small native fish.

Enjoy views over surrounding mountains including glimpses of Mt Earnslaw / Pikirakatahi from the viewing platform before retracing your steps or returning via the 1920s tramline loop. Keep your eyes open for native birds such as robins, fantail and riflemen along the way.

Getting there

Access is from the Lake Sylvan car park which is 30 minutes from Glenorchy.


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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