Lower Wye Creek Track
Located in Remarkables Conservation Area in the Otago region
IntroductionThis steep track follows the pipeline from the dam and leads you to the foot of a rock bluff. A further walk through beech forest takes you to the stream in the Lower Wye Creek basin.
6.66 km return via same track
From the carpark by the Wye Creek Bridge, it’s a 45-min climb to the hydro dam. This steep, zig zag track follows the pipeline from the dam. Don’t cross the dam, climb away from the creek – the track leads to the foot of a rock bluff.
To reach the bush line and the Lower Wye Creek basin from the dam means another hour following a marked, benched track through beech forest. It then emerges beside the stream in the Lower Wye Creek basin.
Crosses private land.
The track offers rock climbing for all abilities on both sides of the creek, with climbs up to 50 m.
Start/Finish: Wye Creek, SH6, 20 min drive from Queenstown
This is a high altitude walk and suitable for summer only, when snow may still be present. Be prepared for sudden weather changes.
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