Introduction

The track takes you to the Wentworth Conservation Area with views of the Pisa and Old Woman Ranges and Nevis Bluff.

Track overview

Walking and tramping

10 - 12 hr Advanced: Tramping track

Mountain biking

Intermediate: Grade 3

Dog access

No dogs

About this track

Description

Descend from Coal Pit Saddle into Doolans Creek’s right branch. Ford the creek and follow the 4WD road up around the face of the hill to a sign-posted junction. Here, the walking track branches to the right. Follow it to the Wentworth Conservation Area for views of the Pisa and Old Woman Ranges and Nevis Bluff.

The track continues along the ridge, providing access to the alpine basins of Doolans Catchment and the back of The Remarkables.

It is 2 - 3 hr one way to the conservation area boundary, 5 - 6 hr one way to track end – a full day return trip.

Crosses private land.

Getting there

Start/Finish: Coal Pit Saddle Rd car park

Know before you go

This is a high altitude walk and suitable for summer only, when snow may still be present. Be prepared for sudden weather changes.

No vehicles.

Contacts

Whakatipu-wai-Māori / Queenstown Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 442 7935
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   queenstownvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   50 Stanley Street
Queenstown
9300
Postal Address:   PO Box 811
Queenstown 9348
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