Mt. Crichton Loop Track

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This well formed track features rivers, a waterfall, a historic hut/tunnel, native bush and views - plenty to keep kids interested.

Track overview

Walking and tramping

2-4 hr Easy: Walking track

Dog access

Dogs on a leash only

About this track


This track passes through mountain beech and mānuka, with red beech in the gullies.

Twelve Mile Creek Gorge was worked intensively by gold miners and signs of sluicing can still be seen. A short side track below Sam Summers Hut leads to an impressive rock fissure once used as a tail race.

A link to the Lake Dispute Track is signposted on the ridge on the eastern side.

Getting there

The track starts from a car park 12 km from Queenstown on the Glenorchy–Queenstown Road.

Know before you go

Mountain biking is not permitted on this track and the link to Lake Dispute.


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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