Lake Face Creek Falls

 

Lake Face Creek Falls

Unofficially named, Lake Face Creek Falls is located on the eastern shore of Lake Wakatipu. There is no official track to the waterfall, and it's not marked on any local maps. However, there is an unofficial track leading to the waterfall' base which can be easily found, and the top of the waterfall is clearly visible from the road.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 44° 55.227 E 168° 25.642
Parking: Glenorchy-Queenstown Rd, Mt Creighton
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Walking track
Road type: Sealed Return track duration: 30min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 35m Type of the waterfall: Cascade

 

 


Walking and driving instructions

 

Lake Face Creek Falls is roughly a 40 minutes' drive away from Queenstown town center. The road surface is always sealed.

From Queenstown travel north alongside Lake Wakatipu on Glenorchy-Queenstown Rd for 37 km. There is a small unofficial car park (on your right) immediately past a bridge over the Lake Face Creek (watch for a creek name sign). There are no facilities there.

Though the top of the waterfall should be seen from the road, you can follow an unofficial walking track which leads to the waterfall's base. It takes about 10-15 minutes to reach the falls. Return via the same track.

 


Waterfalls nearby (driving)

 

Attractions nearby

 

One of the most popular tourist towns in New Zealand, Queenstown, located 40 minutes' drive away from the waterfall. Surrounded by majestic mountains and nestled on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown’s stunning scenery is inspiring and revitalizing.

Lots of tracks start nearby, including short walks and multi-days challenging tracks. One of the most popular track, Routeburn Great Walk (2-4 days track) starts just 45minutes' drive from the waterfall.

 


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