Swap the city for our Otago wild
We’ll start the day in Kiwi tradition, with a coffee and pie somewhere good in Queenstown. After a short drive along the shores of Lake Wakatipu, the track starts with a steep ascent up the Remarkables. It’s here I’ll start giving you some facts and information on this beautiful region. But it wouldn’t be a Kiwi hike without a bit of climbing, so when we arrive, let’s do a quick safety briefing, stretch and lace up the boots.
I’ve explored this region for several years and will guide you through native bush and rugged backcountry terrain safely until we reach a hidden alpine basin – covered in multiple mountain tarns.
We can choose from several routes depending on our mood and fitness to reach the tops. However, I will share what I believe is the best for your bucks.
Either way, we’ll be rewarded with stunning views over Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu, before pushing on to reach Lake Alta. A true representation of our Otago wild! You’ll likely get your first glimpse of other people at the lake where onlookers usually wonder where you’ve just traversed from! Afterwards, my wife will pick us up at the end of the one-way track and take us back to the city for a well-deserved beer or wine. Now that’s local, eh?