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Lake Sylvan Track

Beech forest walk in Routeburn Valley (2hrs)

Beech Forest

This lovely walk through beech forest to a small, remote glacial-formed lake makes up part of a top daytrip from Queenstown, via Glenorchy.

Allow 1.5 hours for the scenic drive from Queenstown to the trail head. Lake Sylvan Rd is immediately on your right after entering Mt Aspiring NP at the mouth of the Routeburn Valley.

Park at the road end and cross the swingbridge over the Routeburn. Keep your eyes open for birdlife, and take the loop track option (following signage) for this 7km relatively flat walk.

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Lake Sylvan Walk.


Mt Aspiring National Park

Short Walks

Walks for Kids

Glenorchy & Paradise Day Trip

The north end of Lake Wakatipu & beyond

Dayhikers' South Island Itinerary

Daywalks Trip in the South (2 weeks)

Text © Craig McLachlan

Image by travelwayoflife