Mount / Mt Alfred

Mount / Mt Alfred



15 Rankers Reviews

14 Face-to-Face

186 Walking

5 Glenorchy


Lord of the rings land - the fortress of Isengard


Time: 6 - 8 hours return

A pleasant day can be spent walking up this mountain. The approach is on the Western (Dart) side of the peak - look for a carpark on the right hand side of the road. A good zigzag track climbs three quarters of the way. After this, a marked route can be followed as far as the bushline. Above the bushline this track is steep and exposed. This track is not recommended for young children.

Public access is not permitted beyond the bushline.


Feature Value Info


South IslandQueenstown RegionGlenorchy


  • Walking
  • Free



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Chao Lai


Ranking: 9/10

You need to climb to the top. The view is amazing. You can see two different side views at the top. One side is lake, one side is mountain. Awesome.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Szu-Yi Hsu


Ranking: 10/10

Must to see!! The view is fantastic!! The best day track in the South Island. It is a bit steep, first couple of hours in the forest, another 40 minutes for the rocks, then 15 minutes to the top! It is really AMAZING!!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Daniel Weber


Ranking: 10/10

Nice, but very steep and hard walk up the hill. At the top you have the best view of New Zealand (for me so far).

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Annika Pauly


Ranking: 10/10

Wow! A 4-5 hour tramp. The first two hours through New Zealand's bush and then a half hour walk on the mountain ridge. Great view of glaciers, lakes and an incredible feeling.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Ranking: 9/10

A bit of a steep walk up the mountain in the forest, it is worth it to do it.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Ellie Doughty

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

360 degree views up into paradise and down Lake Wakatipu are the reward of the day hike; worth saving it for a clear day. Under the trees for a large part but then it does get a bit rocky and exposed at the top.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Mathieu Brun


Ranking: 6/10

The track is really muddy and not well marked. The end is not marked at all and it requires real climbing. But the view at the top is amazing and worth the effort.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in November 2015

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Max's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Track starts calm and fixed, but it gets more slippery and exposed the more you go up. But it is totally worth it. When you are on the top keep on going to the edge (to the left side). There is an awesome landscape to see (you should also see the location of the filmset of Ismgard - the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings).
At least some mountain-experience is strongly recommended!

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Niclas Ullno


Ranking: 9/10

Great walk with a happy end at the summit. Hard to go up there but totally worth it.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Emmanuelle Brevier


Ranking: 9/10

A very exhausting walk but well worth the effort! Very steep to get to the top, the last part is a bit tricky on the rocks and stones, an incredible view at the top.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Rey Germain


Ranking: 9/10

Steep track to reach the summit but you will be rewarded by a beautiful 360 degree scenery.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Ranking: 10/10

Not a real track, climbed the mountain - perfect view!

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Stephanie Levepue

French Polynesia

Ranking: 9/10

Between 5 or 8 hours to climb to the top and return, quite impressive if you do not have the habit of mountains and a wonderful view of the Dart River.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in November 2012

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