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The Crown Range Road is the highest main road in New Zealand and offers amazing views.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You can’t go wrong when the reward for the drive up is snow at the top and a view that seems to go on forever. A highlight of our trip. If you’re driving from Queenstown to Wanaka go this way. You won’t regret it.

Thank 935kerrya
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

one of the most beautiful places in nz ( and that means plenty as Nz is just full of amazing places). what an incredible view. as we were there early June, it was quiet and we took the time to soak up the peace and...More

Thank TaisFelipe
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Loved this road! If you can stomach the right turns then the reward at the top is amazing! Such beautiful views and awesome photo opportunities

Thank Karla G
Reviewed 24 May 2018

I loved the drive, but it was a lot of hair pin turns and corners. If you are someone with weak heart, please avoid this route.

Thank Soam_Jena
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Absolutely fantastic biking conditions on the Crown Range Road from Wanaka to Queenstown. I made it to the top of the Pass in about 4 hours from Wanaka. The road is beautiful, keeps winding, with narrow hairpin bends with plenty of water along for bikers...More

Thank Satyabrata
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Don’t be phased by the hairpin bends, it only lasts 5mins before you know it’s over. It’s a very pleasant and easy drive between Wanaka and Queenstown. I can only imagine how magical the mountain views would be in winter.

Thank Bea W
Reviewed 12 March 2018

The road is excellent with tarmac and easy driving compared with some of the roads we traveled along in New Zealand. The hairpin bends are not difficult if taken with care and the possible use of gear/engine breaking on an automatic car. The scenery is...More

Thank Jerry D
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

A great drive through the snow covered mountain ranges with some awesome spots to take photos. Great views at the high points. Would recommend taking this route from Queenstown to Wanaka.

Thank Taylor P
Reviewed 15 December 2017

Used this route on our way to Queenstown from Wanaka. Utterly breathtaking views. Be careful on the way down, especially if you're using a campervan or motorhome. Very near and steep ledge on the left side. Lots of 180deg turns. Ensure your brakes are ok....More

Thank Danial D
Reviewed 28 November 2017

This is the best way from Queenstown to Wanaka. You go up a steep mountain road, hit some great viewpoints, then descend into a striking valley with the bonus of passing through the pretty village of Cardrona.

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