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Waterfalls and Staircase Creek Hike

Duration: Half Day
Times: 8:30am to 12:30pm and 1pm to 5pm (can be on request)
Inclusions: Hotel transfers and private guide
Available: All year round
Distance: 1.5 hour hike
Rating: Easy

Waterfalls and Staircase Creek Hike

Ditch the crowds and discover classic New Zealand landscapes, towering waterfalls and pristine natural bush on this exclusive half day hiking adventure tracing the steps of our early settlers.

Begin your adventure with a picturesque drive south of Queenstown, winding our way alongside the turquoise shores of Lake Wakatipu and the towering Remarkables mountain range. Sit back and enjoy stunning vistas as we climb the Devil’s Staircase Road towards Kingston and Staircase Creek.

There’s plenty of spots to stop, jump out of the car and breathe in crisp mountain air and take photos along the way.

Our unique hiking experience begins on the breathtaking Loch Lennhe Station, an 11,000ha sheep and cattle farm that spans the Hector Range to the Nevis River.

Alpine Adventures has partnered with Loch Lennhe Station to provide this unique and exclusive hiking experience, allowing you to wander through spectacular alpine landscapes and discover cascading waterfalls without crowds of tourists competing for photos.

Expansive views are all around you as your personal guide explains the rich history of the station and points out local flora and fauna including the kea, the world’s only alpine parrot, and the kereru, our native wood pigeon. Keep an eye out for some of the station’s cattle and wild deer.

Following in the footsteps of those early settlers, we make our way towards the cascading Staircase Creek, where your local guide describes how ingenious goldminers used the waterway to carry water for there gold mining equipment in the valley.

Learn about the rich history and current farming practices of Loch Lennhe Station as we make our way back along the trail and depart for Queenstown.

Our local personal guides love to tailor each tour to suit your interests and tastes. Get in touch to customise your hike and make your Queenstown adventure one to remember.


Waterfalls and Staircase Creek Hike