Located on the west face of The Remarkables mountain range, the Lower Wye Creek track is a rewarding hike just 20 minutes' drive from downtown Queenstown. The track follows the pipe line to a hydro dam, climbing through native beech forest and alongside a natural waterfall that cascades down to Lake Wakatipu.
The high vantage point offers panoramic views across Lake Wakatipu to Bayonet Peaks with the town centre in the distance. It is common to see climbers scuttling up the walls on the track as Wye Creek is also a popular spot for rock climbing in the summer or ice climbing in the winter.
For those a bit more adventurous keep walking up to the Alpine region to Lake Alta. This will take you 6-8 hours one way so make sure you have a good friend to pick you up from the Remarkables Ski Area carpark at the other end.
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