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Dimrill Dale Full Day Hike to Lake Alta

Distance about 15 kms over rough terrain, family friendly

Days
1

Pricing From
$145

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Overview

Expect to be greeted with breathtaking views of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, and the Southern Alps in New Zealand when you reach the carpark located around the Remarkables Ski Field area, making this trip a fantastic one from the start. The Dimrill Dale Full Day Hike to Lake Alta track is well-marked and leads you along a wonderful trail through boulders and alpine vegetation before giving way to tussocks. Used as a filming location for Lord of the Rings, (as Dimrill Dale, featured in the scene following the escape of the Fellowship from the Mines of Moria), Lake Alta has its share of crowd but worthy to be included as a filming site for one of the most successful franchises in the world.

Leaving Lake Alta, continue on to Wye Creek Saddle where a steep descent down to the Wye Creek Valley begins (over boulders, tussocks and later through native beech forest), a true representation of Otago’s wild places. A natural waterfall is one of Lower Wye Creek route’s attractions. The waterfall cascades down into Lake Wakatipu and native beech forest, and then one more time, this time offering stunning views over the lake. A pipeline from a rock bluff hints to the last part of the track which will take you down to the dam where the end of your trip starts.

Fitness: The route is rough with tussocks, rocks and climbs but is regarded as family friendly.

Dimrill Dale Full Day Hike to Lake Alta - Queenstown

Dimrill Dale Full Day Hike to Lake Alta - Queenstown

Dimrill Dale Full Day Hike to Lake Alta - Queenstown

Dimrill Dale Full Day Hike to Lake Alta - Queenstown

Cancellations:

  • Cancel 7 days before your trip for a full refund
  • Cancel within 72 hours will result in a 25% deposit taken
  • Cancel within 24 hours will result in full payment taken.

Cost per person 2019-20 Season

  • Single: NZ$308
  • 2 people: NZ$190
  • 3 people: NZ$160
  • 4 people: NZ$145

Cancellations:

  • Cancel 7 days before your trip for a full refund
  • Cancel within 72 hours will result in a 25% deposit taken
  • Cancel within 24 hours will result in full payment taken.

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