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Sam Summers Shack/Walk

We did this walk on our first day in Queenstown. Not far out of Queenstown is this lovely walk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pittsworth, Australia
Excellent views

In Sep you can still see some snow on the mountains - it was a breath taking view. must do. a bit... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this walk on our first day in Queenstown. Not far out of Queenstown is this lovely walk. Amazing views and watefalls along the way and running babbling river creeks. We didn't do the loop,we just went straigth ahead and not over the bridge,...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2018

In Sep you can still see some snow on the mountains - it was a breath taking view. must do. a bit windy and takes about 20-25 mts from the town to reach the top but the views are superb. take care and drive slow...More

Thank ardenttraveller2018
Reviewed 23 September 2018

This is easy to find if you have a vehicle and know where to look. It is a wee way out of town towards Glenorchy but worth the drive. It's a well maintained track and has stunning views. Less crowded than the town walks

Thank blob232
Reviewed 7 August 2018

One of the nicest walks I did in NZ. Lovely loop trail that follows the river. Easy well formed trail with some easy climbs. Very pretty. Good views

Thank N5493QVwendyk
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This was a relatively easy hike, mostly through the forest, with a river running nearby for most of it, with fast water and rocks. You cross over on a bridge and there's an impressive waterfall near the end.

Thank ari405
Reviewed 10 April 2018

An excellent 3 hour loop trail best done anti-clockwise. First part of the walk goes through forest that seems to be badly affected by some sort of sooty mould but offers good mountain views along the way as you are constantly climbing, eventually coming out...More

2  Thank ferrellius
Reviewed 3 April 2018

This is a nice short hike with some undulating hills and lots of shade. It meanders up to Sam's Hut, an old miners shack. The hike is quiet and not heavily tramped so it is a lovely half day hike or less hike. There is...More

Thank Junebughiker
Reviewed 1 April 2018

this hike is fantastic, not super rigorous and gives you both some very special woodland views and open and expansive landscapes that this area is famous for. took us about 2 hours at a pretty fast pace. we had a guide, which I would recommend...More

Thank LPB_10
Reviewed 30 March 2018

There’s much discussion about the “best“ way to do this circular walk – but I’m not sure it makes a huge difference. If you go anticlockwise, the track starts fairly steep for a while before levelling off, and towards the end, the path has a...More

3  Thank Martin M
Reviewed 23 March 2018

Lovely, well maintained trail - some steep and some level spots but shade always available. Beautiful views of Lake Dispute and Wakatipu. A plus is the stop at the Sam Summers Hut along the way. Helps one appreciate the stamina and resourcefulness of a gold...More

Thank travlbug
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