This walk climbs steadily to a picturesque glacial lake. There are information boards explaining the environment on the last part of the walk.
Remarkables skifield base building is 1600 metres high above sealevel and climbs to Lake Alta (1800 metres).
The track begins on the road behind the Remarkables skifield buildings and follows a skifield road to the top of the Alta Chairlift. From there, cairns and flagstones mark the way through alpine wetlands, up to the glacial cirque. Keep to the track to avoid damaging the rare alpine plants.
Take everything you brought with you when you leave. This includes dog poo.
The track all year has:
Take clothing suitable for alpine conditions, alpine equipment and footwear. We recommend using snowshoes and poles during winter
Starting from the south of the Kawarau River on the eastern side of Lake Wakatipu, turn off SH 6 at the signposted junction to the Remarkables ski area. Drive up the road to the Remarkables skifield. To get there you’ll need to pay a road toll.
Eligible people must be fully vaccinated to use DOC accommodation.