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  • Glendhu Bay, New Zealand

    Top Spots in and near Glendhu Bay

    • Mount Earnslaw, New Zealand

      Hike the Rees Track to the Cascade Saddle

      5.0
      33.6 mi / 4921.3 ft gain
      The Rees Track and Cascade Saddle Route is located in the heart of Mt. Aspiring National Park. This backpacking trip brings together 2 different routes to make a unique and awesome trip through stunning mountain scenery, alpine vegetation, past the Dart Glacier, and over the unforgettable Cascade...
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    • Mount Earnslaw, New Zealand

      Climb Mount Earnslaw, Mount Aspiring National Park

      5.0
      16.8 mi / 8000 ft gain
      Start at the Rees Valley Trailhead, approximately 30 minutes from Glenorchy. The trail begins as a dirt road that passes through grazing land and small tributary creeks that flow into the Rees. The first 4.4 miles (7 km) of the trail hugs the Rees River and stays in the grassy and often boggy riv...
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    • Gibbston, New Zealand

      Hike to Lake Alta

      2 mi
      From Queenstown drive to the Remarkables Ski Field. The road features incredible views of Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu, Shotover Canyon and the Southern Alps. The road takes you far above tree line into alpine high country.From the parking area it is a short (30-45 min) walk along a pleasant trail t...
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    • Queenstown, New Zealand

      Hike to Queenstown Hill

      5.0
      3.1 mi / 1640.4 ft gain
      This is a great hike while you're in Queenstown to see a gorgeous view of the area if you have a few hours to kill. The hike is very well marked with lots of information boards on the area. Please make sure to dress appropriately - there can be some snow on the ground in the winter. From the carp...
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    • Glenorchy, New Zealand

      Backpack the Magical Earnslaw Burn

      8.7 mi / 1968.5 ft gain
      Once you identify the parking area (Right turn off Glenorchy Paradise Road just before crossing the Earnslaw Burn, park a the bend in the road.) Cross the boggy meadow in a NW direction until you see the orange trail markers on trees.The trail below bush line is long, very rugged and covered with...
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    • Queenstown, New Zealand

      Ben Lomond Track via Skyline Road

      5.0
      25.88 mi / 3107 ft gain
      In the summer, Ben Lomond is an easy rated track flooded with tourists. In the winter, the hike gets a complete makeover by the soft blankets of snow, especially closer to the peak. Although the snow makes the route significantly more challenging, the views afforded are phenomenal and the trail i...
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    • Queenstown Lakes District, New Zealand

      Ben Lomond Track via Old Skyline Road

      5.0
      25.99 mi / 3107 ft gain
      Adventuring up to Ben Lomond's summit is an out-and-back day hike with views that are arguably more rewarding than some of those you get on New Zealand's Great Walks. You can take the Skyline gondola part way up if you want to shorten the climb, but I usually start at the small signposted carpark...
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    • Ben Lomond, New Zealand

      Camp at Moke Lake

      5.0
      4.3 mi
      The drive to Moke Lake from Queenstown is only 14km but it takes about 30 minutes since you're on a dirt road for a good portion of it. You'll pass Lake Kirkpatrick and lots of sheep on your way to Moke Lake, but keep driving until you get to the campground that's on the southeast end of the lake...
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    • Makarora, New Zealand

      Backpack the Gillespie Pass Circuit, New Zealand

      5.0
      44.7 mi / 4266 ft gain
      The small township of Makarora West is the kickoff point for this 3-5 day circuit that guides you through a strikingly beautiful and wild corner of the Southern Alps in New Zealand. My tramping companion and I decided to hike the route anticlockwise, although the trail can be traveled in both dir...
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    • Kinloch, New Zealand

      Backpack the Routeburn Track

      5.0
      12.5 mi
      If you're looking for the best the Routeburn Track has to offer but only have one night to spend - hike from the Glenorchy side Routeburn Shelter to Lake Mackenzie in 12.5 miles (approx. 3,500 feet of elevation gain) and stay at this stunning hut location before backtracking over Harris Saddle th...
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    • Kinloch, New Zealand

      Day Hike to Harris Saddle (Routeburn Track)

      4.0
      14.3 mi / 2460.6 ft gain
      The Routeburn Track is world famous, and with good reason. But the because it is a through hike that requires multiple hut reservations and an expensive car-shuttle or two day bus ride to complete, many people feel overwhelmed or underprepared. This day hike options allows you a no-strings-attach...
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    • Kinloch, New Zealand

      Day Hike the Routeburn Track

      20.5 mi / 4100 ft gain
      New Zealand's incredible Routeburn Track is popular for a reason, and to this day it is still one of the most beautiful hikes I've done. Usually backpacked in 3-4 days, this 20 mile hike is possible to do in one!  During Great Walks season (October through April), huts and campsites along the tra...
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    • Kinloch, New Zealand

      Day Hike the Routeburn North Branch

      To access the Routeburn North Branch, you start out from the Routeburn Shelter and head along the Routeburn Track towards Routeburn Flats Hut (6.5km). At the hut, cross the wide but shallow North Branch to pick up the poled route on the other side that leads through the last of the Routeburn flat...
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    • Greenstone, New Zealand

      Hike to Lake Rere

      The track begins from the Greenstone carpark. After walking for around 5 minutes, you will chose which direction you would like to complete the loop. For our hike we chose to go left over the swing bridge that crosses the river. After crossing the river you continue through open farm paddocks....
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    • Mount Aspiring National Park, New Zealand

      Hike to the Blue Pools

      4.5
      0.3 mi / 10 ft gain
      From the carpark the trail can easily be identified across the street. A short walk through native beech forest and over a long swing-bridge takes you to the boardwalk just before reaching the bridge over the Blue Pools.  
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    • Mount Aspiring National Park, New Zealand

      Valley of the Trolls

      1.9 mi / 1312.3 ft gain
      The Valley of The Trolls can be accessed from the head of Lake Harris, off the Routeburn track. The trail in the valley is a lot tougher going than the well maintained Routeburn track. The valley floor will quickly become a swampy bog after a rain.  Getting to the trail is easily done about 300 ...
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