Staircase Creek Hike (exclusive access)


Half day


8:30am to 12:30pm and 1pm to 5pm (can be on request)


Accommodation transfers, luxury Vehicle and private guide


Morning tea or afternoon tea (optional)


Year round


1.5 hours



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Discover classic New Zealand landscapes, towering waterfalls and pristine natural bush

Leave the crowds behind on this exclusive half day hiking adventure that traces the steps of early settlers.

Begin your adventure with a picturesque drive south of Queenstown, winding your way alongside the turquoise shores of Lake Wakatipu and the towering Remarkables mountain range. Sit back and enjoy stunning vistas as we climb the Devil’s Staircase Road towards Kingston and Staircase Creek.

There’s plenty of spots to stop, jump out of the car and breathe in crisp mountain air and take photos along the way.

Your hike begins on the breathtaking Loch Linnhe Station, a 11,000ha sheep and cattle farm that spans from the Hector Range to the Nevis River. Alpine Luxury Tours has partnered with Loch Linnhe Station to provide this unique and exclusive hiking experience; allowing you the opportunity to wander through spectacular alpine landscapes and discover cascading waterfalls without crowds of tourists competing for photos.

Expansive views are all around you as your personal guide explains the rich history of the station and points out local flora and fauna including kea, the world’s only alpine parrot, and kererū, our native wood pigeon. Keep an eye out for some of the station’s cattle and wild deer.

Following in the footsteps of early settlers, we make our way towards the cascading Staircase Creek, where your local guide describes how ingenious gold miners used the waterway to carry water for their equipment in the valley.

Learn about the rich history and current farming practices of Loch Linnhe Station as we make our way back along the trail and depart for Queenstown.

Our local guides love to being able to tailor each tour to suit your interests and tastes. Contact us to customise your hike and make your Queenstown adventure one to remember.

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Waterfalls Creek hike
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Waterfalls Creek hike lake view
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Our Dream Wedding

From very first contact with Lee, I knew I had FINALLY found what I was looking for. Planning an overseas wedding proved difficult with all correspondence via email. I was about to give up! Then I was recommended Alpine Luxury Tours! We chose to have a 5 hr private tour as apart of our wedding day. Our tour was well thought out, the experience made our wedding extra special and definitely memorable. All our guest had an incredible day. No matter what your occasion, Alpine Luxury Tours will make your trip extra special. We cannot wait to go back!!

Great coordination, highly flexible, travel in comfort

We actually had multiple days with Alpine Luxury Tours. Jamie was our driver/host on all 3 days. We were a small group so it was very easy to discuss our destinations. We did the wine tour (slight changes due to the weather), Tasman glacier hike/helo ride, and Dart river jetboat ride/Arrowtown tour. Separate reviews were done for those specific events. Alpine Luxury Tours provided us with lunch for certain events, transport to/ from activities and narration along our routes. Many thanks to Jamie who made our vacation a truly memorable visit.

Simply Spectacular

Such stunning scenery at Middle Earth!!! What a spectacular place to visit, the Middle Earth waterfalls is one of New Zealand's best things to do! The glacier, waterfalls, alpine flowers/moss all add up to make this not only a unique experience, but was quite awe inspiring too. Lee was amazing to deal with, going out of his way to ensure that we could go on this helicopter flight..... firstly cancelled due to Covid in March 2020, and then due to weather. An amazing experience shared with family. Would absolutely recommend this fantastic opportunity to you all.

A magic 48hrs

Fantastic! Lee is an absolute pro, every detail is taken care of and you are guaranteed a super comfortable, enjoyable experience. You can tell he's a local and really loves the area, his insider knowledge adds value to the trip and helped ensure we made the most of every moment. And to top it off he's a bloody good bloke! I'll be on the phone to book him in again if I'm lucky enough to spend more time in Central Otago.

Stuart M