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- The hill is located on the far end of town towards the Village Green. There were road works when I was there so I had to take a bit of a detour around the Streets to get to the base. There are multiple road signs along the way to help you get to the starting point. Alternatively, there are car parks at the bottom so you are able to drive there too.
The walk is uphill and the track is a combination of dirt, gravel and rocks. The first part is actually quite steep and can be a hard climb. It does get a bit less steep in the middle before getting steeper again. It also looks like there are trails for mountain bikes.
There are information boards along the path which gives some information about the history of the place. Part way up the hill there is an interesting fairy village which was something unexpected. There is also a split in the path further up. They both lead to the Basket of Dreams. Go towards the lookout first as it can be easy to miss if you come from the other way, as I did. The Basket of Dreams is an interesting sculpture and it is another 15 minutes to get to the summit of the hill. There are more tracks at the summit but it leads into private land.
I quite enjoyed the hike up the hill. It was actually harder than expected but still enjoyable. I was able to complete the walk in 1 hour 45 minutes as I was a bit pressed for time but still had enough time to take photos and take in the scenery.Written 22 November 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We did this walk in early spring and there was no issue with snow apart from a little at the top. The walk took us 7.5 hours all in (including the tiki trail 1 hour each way). We both had backpacks with food and water, as the walk was very difficult. The view at the top was stunning and not many others did it, we saw maybe 15 others in total doing the peak. There are also various different options to turn around before the summit with lookouts. There is a toilet before the summit at the saddle lookout 2 hours from the gondola.Written 5 September 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Our family of four (children 14 & 18) hired electric bikes from Torpedo7 in Queenstown. We had not used electric bikes previously but needed the boost for the 70km+ round trip to Arrowtown. It was awesome! Although quite challenging at times given the undulations. The track is first class. Credit to the council for supporting outdoor activities.
Lots of amazing scenes along the way- rivers, mountains, lovely houses, views across the lake and glorious autumn leaves. Would highly recommend despite the sore body today!! All worth it!
A call out to Torpedo7 who were awesome in supporting us, including a flat tyre. They went above and beyond. Their bikes were in great condition.Written 11 April 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Worth a trip. My partner and I did it in 1.75 hours. But we were at a moderate pace. Bridge was washed out but crossing the stream was east and half the fun. Every few kilometres had something (good views, cabin, water falls, tunnels, etc). Trail was nice and packed down.Written 13 November 2023
- A fantastic family hike over two nights / three days. Used Easy Hike to relocate our car from The Divide to the Greenstone car park. Easy Hike provided excellent service and advice at a reasonable cost.Written 12 January 2022
- Construction at trailhead and construction at the top by luge and gondolas. make trailhead and end point a challenge. But the trail is a good with good elevation change. Proper footwear. Not for families.Written 12 April 2023
- Sunshine Bay is the first small beach after leaving Queenstown on the Glenorchy Road and it is a pretty spot, good views and a good walk along the edge of the lake.Written 26 March 2023
- We were driven through a steep windy road, around Lake Alta for beautiful scenery and blue green water, surrounded by mountains with great views.Written 3 February 2021
- This short hike provided some beautiful views of Queenstown and the lake. It has some ascents, but overall did not strike us as too taxing.Written 23 November 2022
- Our hike was 15k. The first half or so was straightforward on a farm road. Steady climb then downhill to McConnochies Stream. Some steep pitches followed, then the track to Arthurs Point which was off the farm round and rough in places. One washout that was got through OK. Our way was best - the climbs from Arthurs Point would have been hard, We walked for just over four hours with five in total allowing for stops. An excellent walk, and an accessible way of seeing backcountry. If you walk from Moke Lake you need to either park a car there and collect it later or arrange a shuttle - which is what we did. And make sure you have transport at the end! We got an Uber rather than wait for the bus.Written 8 April 2023
- This is a great walk where, for very little effort, you gain height and have brilliant views back over Lake Wakatipu and surrounding mountains. Once past the beautiful Lake Dispute and a brief easy climb, it takes you into a valley that leads you to Lake Moke and a vast amphitheatre of mountains around you. It took us two hours to get to the southern edge of Lake Moke. I don’t really like “there and back” walks but this was good because of the stunning views you get in both directions. Parking is on the left of the Glenorchy Road in a little lay-by.Written 29 March 2023
- Cool new development that has a 25km trail network for walkers and cyclists. Beautiful, quiet place to admire The Remarkables and Lake Wakatipu.
We did the Jack’s Point Loop, which is described as a “hard” walk. There is a fair bit of uphill and some uneven sections of track but it’s generally well-graded. It took us 1.5 hours (it’s estimated to take 2.5 hours). The signage was not always clear and the description of the start point found on the website was a bit confusing - we almost started walking through the golf course! Don’t park by the Clubhouse - keep driving to the small carpark to reach the beginning of the track. Maybe once the development is finished the signage will be better.Written 12 August 2020
- The Mt Dewar hike starts at the same place as Atleys Track, a short drive from Queenstown towards Coronet Peak. From the Skippers Lookout it is a short walk of about 800 metres along Skippers Road to the start of Atleys Track. Rental cars aren't allowed past the Lookout.
Atleys Track is a much longer walk and the first part of that walk is to Mt Dewar. To walk to Mt Dewar peak takes about one hour each way. We were there in September 2019 and there was snow at the Peak. There are various aerial installations at the Peak which are excellent landmarks. Department of Conservation can provide more information about this walk.
There are spectacular views to Coronet Peak, the surrounding mountains, the valley and Queenstown. We highly recommend this hike. It was only from visiting DOC that we found out about this hike. Thank you DOC, Queenstown.Written 7 September 2019
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