The Remarkables mountain range

Image: Shellie Evans | ©


Enjoy high altitude walks in the Remarkables. It's an extremely steep, rugged mountain range that extends to 2,234 m and is a prominent part of the quintessential Queenstown landscape.


The area contains a number of beautiful features, such as Lake Alta, a small lake nestled within a natural amphitheatre at the head of a glacial valley (a ‘cirque’) and below the towering Double Cone peaks.

Glacial tarns, schist outcrops and bluffs, waterfalls, unique flora and fauna, recreation opportunities and spectacular views over Lake Wakatipu draw large numbers of visitors to this special area.

Place overview


  • Climbing
  • Hunting
  • Mountain biking
  • Walking and tramping

Find things to do and places to stay Remarkables Conservation Area

About this place

Getting there

The Remarkables Conservation Area is accessed from several points near Frankton and Gibbston in the Queenstown area.


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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