Remarkables Road (F15)

The Remarkables ski field road heading up and overlooking the Kawarau River, the Shotover River delta…and then up to the Lake alta and Shadow Basin walking tracks…Queenstown, New Zealand.

GPS: -45.040925° 168.753721°

A youtube video about the drive on the Remarkables Road: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLqn3UVUw9w

Another neat youtube vid that uses Lake Alta as its star: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmuaDoMdj1E .  The very last shot of a hanging lake is not Lake Alta, but rather Lake Quill, who’s waters spill over to create NZ’s highest waterfall, Sutherland falls (along the Milford Track).

Remarkables Road overview 1

Remarkables Road overview 1

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Remarkables Road overview 2

Remarkables Road overview 2

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Looking down over the Remarkables trig to Queenstowwn and Lake Wakatipu. Wow, to say the least!

Looking down over the Remarkables trig to Queenstowwn and Lake Wakatipu. Wow, to say the least!

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The road up the Remarkables with sunset lighting.

The road up the Remarkables with sunset lighting.

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Windy Point at km 4 marker

Windy Point at km 4 marker

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Looking down at the Shotover River delta, merging with the Kawarau River...as seen from the Remarkables Road.

Looking down at the Shotover River delta, merging with the Kawarau River…as seen from the Remarkables Road.

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Remarkables Ski Area map showing Lake Alta and the Shadow Basin chairlift with its lookout above it.

Remarkables Ski Area map showing Lake Alta and the Shadow Basin chairlift with its lookout above it.

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Lake Alta with Double Cone presiding above it.

Lake Alta with Double Cone presiding above it.

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Lake Alta signage

Lake Alta signage

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Shadow Basin Overlook view

Shadow Basin Overlook view

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View over most everything from the Shadow Basin Overlook.

View over most everything from the Shadow Basin Overlook.

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Looking south down Lake Wakatipu from the Shadow Basin Overlook. The Remarkables, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Looking south down Lake Wakatipu from the Shadow Basin Overlook. The Remarkables, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Looking south down Lake Wakatipu from the Shadow Basin Overlook. The Remarkables, Queenstown, New Zealand.

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2 Responses to “Remarkables Road (F15)”

  1. Jonathan Mace Says:

    We tried to go up, but the road was closed to all unauthorized traffic due to construction 😦 (Jan 2015)

  2. cotton8866@yahoo.com Says:

    Same here but we drove past it the sign. Wow! Scary drive and our rental car was surging at the 9 km post so we turned around. We were so close but played the safe card.

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