Views of Lake Wakatipu on the Jack's Point Track
A walk with superb lake and mountain views over undulating open grassland and scattered scrub, ending at Jack's Point.
The track has tight corners and steep pitches.
The Jack's Point Track starts in two places, either at Jardine Park at the end of Poplar Drive or at the Jack's Point Clubhouse.
This track connects with the Kelvin Peninsula Track.
What to expect
- Generally a fairly flat track, but with a few steep uphill and downhill sections
- tight corners, including a couple of blind corners
- good sign-posting and cell phone reception
- walkers (including dog-walkers) and bikers sharing the track
- hot and dry weather in summer, cold temperatures and a chance of ice in winter.
Jack’s Point Track is a predominantly Grade 3: Intermediate mountain biking track (with some sections of Grade 2 and Grade 4 riding) and is one of the hardest parts of the Queenstown Trail. If you are not comfortable riding the trail, try walking it instead or riding one of the Grade 2 Queenstown Trail sections.
If you are walking the full length of Jack’s Point Track, you should be prepared for a 4 hour walk with some steep sections.
Plan and prepare
Watch children closely, as there are sections with steep drops by the track edge.
If you are riding the track, choose a mountain bike or a gravel bike rather than a road bike. Reduce your speed when travelling around blind corners.
Pack water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a sunhat (for walkers) or a helmet visor (for bikers) in summer. In winter, carry plenty of warm and waterproof clothing – it gets very cold, particularly when it’s windy.
Jack’s Point Track is part of the Queenstown Trail Great Ride. To find directions for how to extend your ride, or for trail updates and more information, visit the Queenstown Trail website.