Lake Sylvan Track

Image: Karin Noresten | DOC

Introduction

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

Description

This well-defined track leads through old moraine river terraces and very tall red beech/tawhai raunui to pretty Lake Sylvan, home to brown trout and numerous small native fish.

Returning via the 1920s tramline loop, you can compare regenerating beech in this cutover area to the untouched forest that you walk through on the way in. 

Note: The tramline loop includes a river crossing.

Getting there

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

Contacts

Whakatipu-wai-Māori / Queenstown Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 442 7935
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   queenstownvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   50 Stanley Street
Queenstown
9300
Postal Address:   PO Box 811
Queenstown 9348
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