Queenstown to Garston Packages

This 27km loop trail was painstakingly hand crafted using a pick and a shovel, taking 5500 hours to build 21kms of the trail! Enjoy a day off the beaten track and away from the crowds on this private, cross country mountain biking and hiking trail one hour south of Queenstown, New Zealand! Spectacular views with amazing photo opportunities along this sub alpine cross country landscape. Soak up the history and ecology of the area as you weave your way along this private, uncrowded track!

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Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Departure: Queenstown

Cost: $100.00

Unguided Package

From Queenstown traveling south along the shores of Lake Wakatipu we will transport you to the small farming settlement of Garston (the most inland village in New Zealand)!

Enjoy a complimentary coffee (or beverage of choice) at the fantastic Coffee Bomb where they grind Southland Roar coffee beans. Maybe try something from the menu.....

We continue our journey driving along the Nevis Road, an uphill climb for 8kms. Our destination is the Historic Southland Ski Hut where the Welcome Rock Trails story begins. 

Tucked being the Historic Southland Ski Hut is the start of the trail. Our driver will leave you here to enjoy the 27km loop track at your leisure and be back to collect you later on in the day to transport you back to Queenstown.

 

Guided Package

From Queenstown traveling south along the shores of Lake Wakatipu we will transport you to the small farming settlement of Garston (the most inland village in New Zealand)!

Enjoy a complimentary coffee (or beverage of choice) at the fantastic Coffee Bomb where they grind Southland Roar coffee beans. Maybe try something from the menu.....

We continue our journey driving along the Nevis Road, an uphill climb for 8kms. Our destination is the Historic Southland Ski Hut where the Welcome Rock Trails story begins. 

Tucked being the Historic Southland Ski Hut is the start of the trail. The Welcome Rock adventure starts here with our experienced local guide who will enlighten those with a keen sense of adventure, culture, place and preservation.‚Äč Enjoy the 27km loop trail with your guide as you engage and learn about the history of the area, how the trail was built and the family behind the land. At the end of the day you will be transported back to Queenstown by your guide.

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