Garston, Queenstown

Welcome Rock Trails - Trail


A Welcome Rock experience can involve mountain biking, hiking or just relaxing at the hut. Along the way we have included sites that are suitable to take a breather; with beautiful waterfalls for refilling drink bottles, perfect little spots to swim, places which are steeped in history or natural treasures with engaging ecology. We recommend that you plan ahead to allow additional time for these stops to enjoy these experiences.

If you are mountain biking the entire Roaring Lion Trail loop we recommend allowing an entire day (5 to 6 hours) to complete the loop and have time for breaks, photos and interpretation along the way. The loop is 27km from the Historic Southland Ski Hut back to the same point.

If you would like to walk the trail, park at the trail head located at the Historic Southland Ski Hut on the Nevis Road, the loop starts and finished here and is 27kms in length. You should allow an entire day (8 hours) to complete the loop and allow time for breaks, photos and interpretation.

We recommend staying on-site as this gives you additional time to enjoy the high country as well as having a later start for your journey and more time to enjoy the high country. There are 3 huts available to stay in on the property, please visit OUR ACCOMODATION for more details.

Map & Directions

Nevis Road, Garston 9750

Cancellation Policy

If a cancellation is made within 24 Hours of arrival day Loss of 100% of booking.

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