Lake Sylvan Track
Beech forest walk in Routeburn Valley (2hrs)
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.