Lake Alta and Wakatipu Basin

Image: Chiharu Kitai | DOC


Climb to the picturesque glacial Lake Alta.

Track overview

Walking and tramping

1 hr 30 min Advanced: Tramping track

Dog access

Dogs on a leash only

About this track


This interpreted walk climbs steadily to a picturesque glacial lake.

It 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.

Getting there

South of the Kawarau River on eastern side of Lake Wakatipu, turn off SH 6 at the signposted junction to the Remarkables ski area. The track starts at the skifield buildings.


Whakatipu-wai-Māori / Queenstown Visitor Centre
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Address:   50 Stanley Street
Postal Address:   PO Box 811
Queenstown 9348
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