Explore the back country
Our most popular product takes you on an ascent up into the Lake Alta cirque surrounded by inspiring peaks. There you can walk on a frozen lake, explore snow caves and have a great picnic lunch. The views from here are stunning.
This takes about 6 hours return to Queenstown and can be tailored to the fitness of your group. If you want to head for the peaks we suggest you opt for a private departure. There is a gradual climb to get into the lake so a good level of fitness is a requirement. Minimum child age 8 years.
Have fun expanding snow caves and carving your own 'snow chair' to relax in while you enjoy a refreshing hot drink and delicious lunch.
The trip itself is normally about 4km walk and we climb about 200m so a moderate level of fitness is required. However with most of the day to enjoy the mountains in we take our time with frequent stops to rest on our way up. Once by the lake we have several activities, including lunch, to occupy us. Fitter groups can go higher and view a different perspective on the many mountain ranges surrounding us.
DEPARTURES: From 8.30am (between June and October - Snow dependent) with staggered departures by 30 minutes on busy days.
PICK UP: We pick up / drop off to most Queenstown accommodation, excludes private residence.
DURATION: 4 hours on snow (approx.) but please allow 6 hours return to Queenstown.
WALKING TIME: 3 hours (approx)
WALKING DISTANCE: 4 kilometres (moderate)
TRACK: Make our own!
Minimum of two or equivalent price. Single travelers please contact us to check availability.
This Snowshoeing trip is also offered on a PRIVATELY GUIDED basis for a total wilderness experience to suit your interests or abilities.
|SNOWSHOEING ADVENTURE PRICES|
|Child (8 -14 years)||NZ $149|
|Privately Guided (for up to four people)||NZ $995|
Prices are correct at time of publishing but are subject to change.