End of Alex Knob Track

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Lat: -43.427127 Lng: 170.151674

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Abenteuer Vanlife

We started the hike at 7am and got to the top at 10am. When we stopped at the Christmas lookout we had a good view on the mountains and the glacier but we could already see that the mountain where the track leads to is covered in clouds. We didn't had a view from the top, just fog around us :( other people arrived at the top at 9am and didn't had a view either. The only people who had a view today started the hike at 4am. The time frame to see the glacier is really small.



We made it up in 2 hours but we're fast hikers and wanted to see the view before the clouds rolled in. Left at 6.15am and the clouds rolled in just after 8am. Definitely arrive early to see the view, it's much better than the one from Roberts point. The walk was pretty easy, track very well maintained. Loved the neinei trees, saw some keas and heard a long tailed cuckoo very close! Wombat lake isn't worth the small detour.



Its a 4-hour climb to the top of Alex Knob. The track zigzags up to Rata Lookout for a view of the Franz Josef Glacier. From there follow the marked track to the summit. 17.2 km return via same track approx. 8 hours.


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