Queenstown Hikes Mining and Mountain Hike

Your day begins with a scenic drive along the Glenorchy Highway, stopping briefly at 12 mile delta which was one of the campsite's in The Lord of Rings trilogy. Next stop your adventure begins exploring the fascinating Mining and Mountain hike.

The walk takes you on a journey through native Beech forest winding up along the scenic 12 mile creek towards a once thriving mining site. This is a great opportunity to learn about the 1862 gold rush, take time to explore the impressive rock fissure once used as a tail race. Further on we arrive at an authentic miners hut built in the 1930's by Sam Summers who lived and mined there until his death. Make sure you look out for the magical waterfall, a great opportunity for all you photographers out there. We then zigzag up to elevated views over Lake Dispute and Lake Wakatipu, you won't be disappointed by the breathtaking view.

On the homeward stretch you'll find yourself winding back down amongst native Manuka catching glimpses of Mt Crichton as you go. The final part of the journey takes you to a well deserved afternoon tea at Wilson's Bay overlooking Cecil and Walter Peaks. A great opportunity for more photos and feeding our feathered friends.

The Mining and Mountain hike is approximately a 8km loop track requiring moderate fitness levels and is not suitable for children under 10.

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Contact Us

Physical Address

45 Hope Ave
Queenstown 9300


$64 – $109NZD

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Price Information

- Starting from $64 per child to $109 for an adult.
- Private tours priced separately, email directly for further information.

Minimum Age


Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 8:00AM – 8:00PM
Saturday 8:00AM – 8:00PM
Sunday 8:00AM – 8:00PM

Months of Operation

  • Jan - Dec

Holiday Hours

  • Christmas day closed, other public holidays 10.30am - 2.30pm

Duration Hours

  • 4


  • Summer pick up's from 9.30am (1st October to 30th April)Winter pick up's frpm 10.30am (1st May to 30th September)


  • For large groups and private events please contact us directly for further pricing and information.
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