Explore the most popular wild flowers trails in Otago Region with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

I was fortunate to hike this trail on a semester abroad to NZ. Amazing trail, some of the best views I’ve ever had.

Awesome views from the top!

Excellent views of lake wanaka! Moderate hike but challenging enough!

8 days ago

A very nice easy hike through a pretty forest to this serene and beautiful alpine lake. Do not expect any views until you get to the lake :). Walking by the roaring waters of The Gantry is impressive, but it’s not a water fall as some descriptions suggest. Enjoy!

12 days ago

A fantastic, but challenging one day 25km hike from Routeburn to Harris Saddle and back. Conical Hill is a must, the views were incredible. Even got to see Milford Sound.

Really recommend that walk. Go to the summit, the view is way better from there and these are only around 15min more.
You will find your way to the top but there aren’t a lot of signs.

This is a good hike from the dock. It is a steep out and back. Wondrous views from the top. Go to the top summit, not just the metal cauldron. it took us, average hikers about 80 mins to the summit and an hour back to the docks.

good hike with nice view on the wanaka lake. could be dangerous at some place (very narrow)

Enjoyed the rock scramble on the west side of the loop. Super duper windy at the top. Did not expect that. Lots of people.

The hike to Brewster Hut (parking at Fantail Falls) is not easy as this suggests. It’s incredibly steep the whole way, but you’re rewarded with incredible views of mountains, a glacier and waterfalls. The hut itself is pretty nice with a large deck area. There are no stoves but there is drinking water available. There is a river crossing right at the beginning so don’t bother putting your shoes on till your across. It would be difficult to cross following a heavy rain. Follow the orange triangles on trees all the way up!

Love this hike a true kiwi trail

1 month ago

I really liked this hike but I recommend starting along the water first. We completed this in under three hours and that was including stopping to take pictures. This hike gives you scenery of the lake, a small waterfall, some wild flower and mountains.

Great Walk though old bush down to the beach, then less than 10 mins to caves. Get there 1 hr before low tide. Doesn't take long to explore cave, but you must be out of the car park by 2 hrs after low tide. $5 for adults $1 kids. Check their website for low tide times.

Nice trail through great natural bush. Some stairs. Beautiful cascading waterfall.

Short easy walk to a very cool place

2 months ago

Beautiful hike. Steep at the start. Track very clear until you reach the top. Follow the stakes, some were hard to see! Would highly recommend. Take lots of water and start in the morning as no shade on the top!

Lots of sealions and birdlife around. Short but fun walk. highly recommended.

Great hike. Pace yourself; this is a long hike. It is a vertical hike. Varied terrain if you complete the entire loop, along with the vertical trek to the top of the hill. Highly recommend.

First, this trail is definitely MODERATE on the harder end. It’s breathtakingly beautiful and so worth the effort. There’s a lot of steep uphills, but it pays off with a beautiful view of the lakes. Spectacular scenery on the way up, and good amount of shade. The cabin is also awesome to see near the top, though it wasn’t clear to us where the trail went from there. Walk behind the cabin and you’ll see the bridge. Would definitely do again!

It was a beautiful track, but not clearly marked after the first couple signs and a lot of people just popping in at different spots to go to the water. Lots of great places to stop and swim though. Very easy, with some uphill jaunts.

2 months ago

Gorgeous hike! Would not call this easy though! Parents had to turn back as it was steep and trail is unclear at some points. Well worth it! Beautiful waterfalls and rock pools!

Used an acess off the road. Moderate to easy trail but there is alot of uphilll. Well marked and nice views of streams waterfall. Cabin at the top is interesting

The start point on the GPS was off, but if you are driving away from Queenstown you will see a clearly marked sign (~1-2 km beforehand) on the left hand side of the road for the trailhead and parking. Was going to track the trail but had zero cell service. :(

Very beautiful hike! While the path itself is easy to negotiate (no bouldering required and clearly marked), it is a steep climb. I hike quite a bit and would rate the exertion level a moderate. But well worth the remarkable views! Saw a bit of wildlife too! Highly recommend.

Quick hike with very nice views
1 hour each way till the first viewpoint

Ya, you’ll feel it. But you will in all nz trails. Check it out, go past the marker. It is longer than you think, it just keeps going.

Easy down and back. The highlight is the caves. Go in low tide, then explore the cave. There is a second cave, check it out, but you will get wet. Bring your camera.

Do it

3 months ago

Amazing hike with breathtaking waterfalls! Do note that the road to the trail head floods in places, so if you don't have a car with good clearance than you'll be walking about and extra 1.5 miles to the head.

easy one ,good to get a nice view of queenstown

5 stars because you will see everything on that trek (huge waterfall, snow, alpine, ice, river, perfectly blue water...etc)

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