The Remarkables mountain range
Image: Shellie Evans | ©
Located in the Otago region
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.
The Remarkables Conservation Area is accessed from several points near Frankton and Gibbston in the Queenstown area.