Mount Crichton Loop Track

EASY 8 reviews

Mount Crichton Loop Track is a 6.0 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Queenstown, Otago Region, New Zealand that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

6 km
305 m

kid friendly



nature trips



wild flowers


4 months 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.

4 months ago

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!

4 months ago

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

5 months ago

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.

11 months ago

Good views and beautiful scenery, but note that although the path is clearly marked there is quite a bit of uphill walking included in the hike.

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