Crown Range Pass Lookout - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama taken from a popular lookout on the Crown Range Road. From here there is a good view over the valleys and mountains to Queenstown.
Crown Range Pass Lookout - FURTHER INFORMATION
Crown Range Pass Lookout - Central Otago visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Crown Range Pass Lookout' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Otago.
The road over Crown Ranges Pass is the highest sealed road in New Zealand. As the name suggests, it is the pass through the Crown Range Mountains. To the north the Crown Range Road descends down to Cardrona Valley, following the path of the Cardrona River to Wanaka at the southern end of Lake Wanaka. To the west, the road descends to Arrow Junction where it joins Highway 6 and continues west to Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu.
Near the top of the pass is a car park and trail head for some of the surrounding walks including Rock Peak. This is a popular rest stop for motorists as there is a stunning views south from here towards Queenstown.