Climb to the open tops with superb views and picturesque tarns.

Track overview

Walking and tramping

1.5 hr one way Advanced: Tramping track

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


Lewis Tops Track.
Looking down at Cannibal Gorge, Lewis Tops Track
Image: Jeff Ray

This track starts opposite the St James carpark. It soon enters beech forest and climbs to the open tussock tops. Superb views of the surrounding mountains are available and several picturesque tarns soon come into view with further (unmarked) travel along the ridge.

Getting there

Access the track from Lewis Pass on SH7.

Know before you go

Weather conditions can change rapidly, particularly on the tops.


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