Remarkables Lake Alta Hike


Half day


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-piste

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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.

Lake Alta Hike
Lake Alta Hike
Lake Alta
Lake Alta

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A fantastic 2 day guided hike cycle and wine tasting

2 of us have had a great couple of days being guided from Queenstown by Jamie . Day 1 we had a hike and great picnic lunch and then cycle . Very professional and well organised . Day 2 had 5 wineries to visit . Jamie was incredibly knowledgable and had arranged super , small boutique wineries for us to visit . So organised and we were made to few very welcome at all the cellar doors we visited Overall - highly recommend this Co - a superb addition to our stay in Queenstown

LucyM296 Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Great Day (Queenstown Wine and Cardrona Distillery Tour)

Our family of four booked a wine tour with Lee in late December 2019. Lee was extremely flexible and responsive to our group - his kind and friendly demeanor made the tour seem more like a day out with a friend rather than a tour. The tour (ie Lee) was full of interesting information, laughs and friendly exchange coupled with excellent locations to visit - the day was excellent from start to finish. Thank you, Lee!!1

AlasitsAlice New York, New York, United States
Tour of a Lifetime! (Untouched back country heli tour

My husband and I did the "Untouched Heli and Hike Tour" and it was absolutely the highlight of our entire trip. The crew was is top notch, which made the experience even better. Highly recommend any tour which will take your to the Middle Earth Waterfalls, this by far was the most amazing place / landscape i have ever seen. You got chills walking through this area! It was out of this world! Thanks again Lee for the amazing tour! If we are ever in Queenstown again, I know we'll be in touch!

Amazing trip to Milford Sound

Steve was a fantastic host and driver. Every part of the trip to Milford ran to time. Steves timing was impeccable resulting in crowd free stops at spectacular stops along the way. The drive included very informative commentary about features along the way as well as interesting history and modern interruptions related to NZ. The lunch provided was delicious. I would recommend alpine luxury tours to anyone wanting the personal touch to a tour whilst being kept informed along the way and have a bit of a laugh.