• History, nature, wildlife, and cultural interpretation
  • Spectacular scenery and great views high above Lake Wakatipu
  • Learn new skills and challenge yourself in a safe, supported environment
  • Learn about alpine ice and rock formations, avalanches and snow, and frozen lakes!


Lake Alta Glacial Relic Walk

Stunning scenery, incredible views! Not at all what you think! If you enjoy scenic short walks in the Summer, You'll love it during Winter too!


Try something NEW - and see for yourself the impressive views around Lake Alta, a glacial remnants lake, and the surrounding Alta Cirque. 

Explore the frozen glacial lake, cliffs and ice formations while learning about the glacial process and the special ecological environment that remains

The Remarkable Ranges boast the highest twin peaks in the region, combining volcanic uplift and glacial carving to create a unique and impressive alpine area.

This is the essence of the southern alpine region up close and raw. 

Build your own snow ‘lazy boy’ chairs and explore snow caves. 

Suitable for all people, of any age and most fitness levels, who are seeking a rewarding scenic experience. 

Whilst this walk has a longer duration, the required uphill walking is very short, starting from an established high car park. We spend most time enjoying the atmosphere, telling stories and exploring the frozen lake.


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A Hot Drink & basic snacks provided. Bring your own water & additional snacks.


  • Hat, Sun Glasses & Sunscreen
  • Warm clothing
  • Rain Coat
  • Hiking boots and clothing appropriate to the weather of the day for active use

Group size



An active exploration and tour, requiring low-moderate fitness, with approx. 1.5 hours uphill walking at a slow pace.