Remarkables Conservation Area
Rising sharply beside Lake Wakatipu, the Remarkables Mountain Range is an attractive and rugged area close to Queenstown. The highest peak is Double Cone, which towers 2,319 metres over the lake. In winter, easy access and stunning scenery bring hundreds of local and international skiers and snowboarders to the Remarkables. Challenging walking tracks, breath-taking views and fresh mountain air make the area popular with hikers, and the alpine environment is home to a diverse collection of native flora and fauna.