8am to 12:30pm and 1pm to 5:30pm or on request
Accommodation transfers, luxury vehicle and private guide
Morning or afternoon tea
October to April (depending on snow levels)
2 to 3 hour hike
Moderate, some off-pisteEnquire Now
Discover the picturesque glacial Lake Alta high above The Remarkables mountain range
Begin your adventure with a scenic drive up to the Remarkables Ski Field. Sit back and enjoy panoramic views across Queenstown from comfort of your own Land Rover Discovery or Mercedes van.
Begin your hiking adventure from the ski area base building (1600m or 5250ft) before embarking on a steady climb to Shadow Basin. Traverse across the rugged ridge line, through alpine fields and over glacial streams before making the final approach to Lake Alta.
Crystal-clear Lake Alta is a pristine glacial lake tucked up in the mountain range, hidden under a thick blanket of snow and ice throughout the winter. It’s appeared in many films including Vertical Limit, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
Pause to take in the tranquillity of this remote alpine wilderness and enjoy spectacular views across the Wakatipu Valley at the highest point of this walk. Keep an eye out for local wildlife including our cheeky kea, the world's only alpine parrot (native to New Zealand), chamois and deer.
Our local guides love being able to tailor each tour to suit your interests, tastes and abilities. Contact us to learn more about this experience and make your adventure truly remarkable.