Staircase Creek Hike (exclusive access)

Duration:

Half day

Times:

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

Includes:

Accommodation transfers, luxury Vehicle and private guide

Additional:

Morning tea or afternoon tea (optional)

Available:

Year round

Distance:

1.5 hours

Rating:

Easy

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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.

Waterfalls Creek hike
Waterfalls Creek hike
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Waterfalls Creek hike lake view
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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

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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!

I6847HPamandar
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.

elise1521
Wow!!! What an outstanding day

We have fallen in love with Queenstown after this tour. Lee is so knowledgeable and passionate about the area and adding his passion for gold mining and vast historical knowledge of the area we had an unbelievable personal Queenstown experience. We drove down into Skippers canyon and were surprised with a delicious morning tea at the school house. This was followed by panning for gold at deep creek and a stone skimming competition. Both Lee and Paul were so amazing with our young children (both pre school) that this was their highlight (as well as ours) of the trip. Highly recommend Alpine Luxury Tours to anyone. AMAZING........

Mike