Tekapo High Country Trek

  • 2 – 3 days return via same track
  • Medium

The Tekapo High Country Trek is a 3-day alpine hike through open tussock country in the Two Thumb Range, above Lake Tekapo, with panoramic views of New Zealand's Southern Alps and the Mackenzie Basin. This area is famed for its exceptionally clear skies and intense light, highlighting the turquoise-blue glacial lakes, golden grasses, and white snow-capped peaks.

Key information
Walking time
2 – 3 days
15 hr – 20 hr
Distance
25.0km
Type
Return via same track
Return via same track
Grade
Medium
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
Lake Tekapo - Lilybank Road
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Maps
NZTopo50-BX17
Altitude
750m – 2,073m
Altitude change 1,323m

There is a public hut administered by the Mackenzie Alpine Trust in Camp Stream. This is an old musterers' hut, accommodating 6. Otherwise for a guided trek, approach Alpine Recreation in Lake Tekapo to use their private hut.

Highlight: climb to the top of Beuzenberg Peak, 2073m.

 

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About this track

Added 14 December 2007 by AnnebeAnnebe. 2 revisions, most recently 31 May 2011 by iangeorgeiangeorge.
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