Lake Alta Track, Queenstown

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Lake Alta is a glacial lake in The Remarkables near Queenstown in the South Island of New Zealand. It is approximately 500 metres by 250 metres in size and freezes over in the winter months. At this time it is used by skiers and snowboarders. It is used by divers who hold an annual ice dive there, as well as Antarctica New Zealand diver pre deployment training.
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  • The walk is about 1.5hrs there and back from the Remarkables Ski Area carpark. Absolutely stunning location (in a scene from LOTR as well). The walk is quite steep but suitable for all ages (and is...  more »
  • Drive up the mostly sealed ski road to the car park just below the Remarkables ski field, then follow the signs above the slopes and into the alpine herb fields to Lake Alta, nestled in the circle of....  more »
  • It is worth the drive up to the Remarkables car park - a windy steep drive with great views back over the Queenstown region and the lake and rivers. The hike to Lake Alta is steep in sections mostly.....  more »
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  • Went there early January and was a nice walk up to the lake. Pretty cold and windy still, with only a little bit of snow. As per other reviews no directions once you walk from the car park. The scenic stops on the way have pretty nice views. Overall a good place to visit.
  • Lake alta is around 45 min to 1 hour one way trek from the remarkable ski area. You just have to follow the yellow color sign wooden marks to your way to the top. There is no other proper sings on this way but the view is breathtaking. I went there in dec 2018 and a part of lake was frozen.
  • Beautiful lake! Water is crystal clear
  • Beautiful and stunning view
  • Mean as!
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