- ABOUT THE SPOT
Mountaineering in The Remarkables, Queenstown, Otago New Zealand
The town is surrounded by Lake Wakatipu and the awe-inspiring Southern Alps, with spectacular mountains such as the Remarkables, Cecil Peak and Ben Lomond. Queenstown and the surrounding area was the setting for the legendary films Lord of the Rings and X-Men Origins. Despite the mountainous landscape, the climate is considered to be oceanic, with warm summers and temperatures that can reach up to 30°C/86°F, and cold winters with frequent snowfalls.
The Remarkables consists the best choice for mountaineering in Otago region. Single Cone is the highest peak of the range at 2.319 m / 7.608 ft, followed by Double Cone at 2.307 m / 7.568 ft. The terrain is mostly steep and rocky with many screes and tussocks. At 1.800 m / 5.905 ft you will get to Lake Alta, situated on the base of the peaks.
Experience the ultimate adventure and feel the thrill of climbing and exploring the magnificent Remarkables range, dedicating your mind and body 100%. When you get to the top, the magnificent panoramic view of the surrounding mountains will definitely reward you!