Jacks Point to Queenstown TrailBeginner - Intermediate
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Starting from the Jacks Point carpark, head directly up the large hill directly in front of you. This is the biggest hill of the run and the highest point, so take a minute to catch your breath at the top and enjoy the views of Lake Wakatipu.
Drop down the other side through a few switch backs, then undulate through a few short sharp hills through this section. Continue on the well graded path along the lake front.
At approximiately 7.3 km you will arrive at Jardine Park. Take care here to take the trail on the left through the tall trees. If you get to pedestrian gate and road, you've missed the turn here.
(From this point the trail stays reasonably close proximity to the road, so is easy to complete shorter distances if you have someone meeting you with transport)
Continue all the way around the golf course on slightly technical trail. Then follow along the easy single track all the way up the Frankton Arm of Lake Wakatipu.
At 16km you will pass by the front of the Hilton Hotel. (There is actually a water taxi that leaves here across to Queenstown if you want to shorten the distance!)
Shortly after this point you will come to the road bridge over the Kawerau River. From here the route is the same as the Queenstown marathon, so cross the bridge and then continue along the track along the lakeside. The track now gets wider on this side of the Lake and will continue all the way along the lakeside, around Queenstown Gardens, then into the centre of Queenstown township.
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Features of interest
Lakeside along Lake Wakatipu the entire way. Beautiful views all the way
Make Up of Run
Technical Single Track: 10%
Easy Single Track: 85%
Sealed Road: 5%
From Queenstown Central, drive towards Frankton and on past the Remarkables Skifield on SH6.
Approximately 4km past the Remarkables ski field road, Jacks Point subdivision entry will be on the right.
Follow Maori Jack Road through the sub division and past the golf course. Near the end, there will be a small carpark on the right where the trail starts from.
Small carpark at start of trail.
Jardine Park at approximately 7.3km. Take care to head through the tall trees staying close to the lake front. The trail is indistinct through the trees for a short while, but is easily picked up on the other side of the trees
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Take your own.
The trail along the Lakeside from Jacks Point can get windy, and on a cold day can be exposed. Take warm clothes
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