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Remarkables Alpine Trek

The Remarkable's Alpine Trek is an adventurous hike through the spectacular Remarkable's Mountain Range. There are many hidden gems to be discovered in this incredible area.

The highlight of the trip is climbing Wye Peak. From the summit you will have incredible views of the glacial carved mountain landscape. On a clear day it is possible to get views of Mt Aspiring, Mt Cook, and the Fiordland mountains.

The Remarkables area is well known for it’s mirror flat glacial tarns, golden tussock hills, schist outcrops and bluffs, streams and waterfalls, unique flora and fauna, and spectacular views over Lake Wakatipu. Single and Double Cone the highest mountains in the Remarkables range dominate the landscape towering above the glacial valley.

The birds found in the alpine environment of the Remarkable's and the Doolan's include New Zealand falcon and the Kea, the worlds only alpine parrot, which can be seen year round. The prominent vegetation is snow tussock but the area also includes a wide variety of other special plant species including small alpine flowers that cover the Remarkables area in the spring and summer seasons.

Cairns mark the path of our journey through the alpine wetlands as we climb up to a glacial cirque and Lake Alta. From Lake Alta we climb to Wye pass and then on to the summit of Wye Peak to gain views of the Remarkables and the surrounding peaks of New Zealand's Southern Alps.

You will need to bring:

  • Hiking/walking boots
  • Small water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Appropriate clothing for the day - fleece, wool, polypropylene, wet weather jacket & pants
  • Small hiking pack
  • Snacks & food for the day

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Sample Itinerary

Departure: Your trip will depart at 8.30am from the bus stop on Camp St outside the Station Building in the centre of Queenstown. Please be ready for departure by 8.20am. 

Trip duration: Approximately 6 hours.

From Queenstown it is a 45 minute drive to the top of the Remarkables ski area road. From here the adventure starts as we head by foot into the Remarkables backcountry. 

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6 hours


From $300 per person

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Summer season -  October through to April.

Experience Required

You need to be comfortable travelling through untracked areas and over uneven terrain.

Whats Included

The price of the program includes

  • Guide fees
  • Ground transport
  • Group equipment
  • Department of Conservation concession fees

The price of the program excludes

  • Personal equipment & clothing
  • Food & snacks

More Information

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