Queenstown is a tourist town known internationally for outdoor and adventure activities.
So we expect visitors to this site looking for related help and information.

None of the information on this site is guaranteed to be accurate.
Our trip guides or route discussions, and other information,  are provided for club members enjoyment.

The Watakipu Tramping Club provides no accuracy of this information or any liability.

The following news articles are very sad.
We hope it tempers your thoughts with more planning, being cautious, and being safe.

Second body located in avalanche debris in search for missing Canadian tourists (27/7/15)

Swept away tourist: 'She got churned around' (18/4/14)
Lost for 3 days on the Milford track (29/01/2014)
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Southern trampers hunker down  (10/01/2013)

Dead tramper 'over-estimated ability' - coroner (23/6/11)

Hiking guide dies in 40m fall (22/1/2009)

Tramper sacrificed his life for partner (14/1/2005) 

Tramper dies crossing a flooded stream (2004)