Horsetail Falls


Lyell Highway (A10), Queenstown


Take a short walk on the edge of a mountain to discover a seasonal 50 metre waterfall at the foot of Mount Owen.

The falls are best seen after heavy rain or in the winter/spring period but even during summer you'll experience magnificent mountain views.

The walk is 1 kilometre, taking approximately 30 minutes, return and is suitable for those with no bushwalking experience.  The boardwalk includes some steps and an incline.  Sturdy footwear is a must, as is clothes suitable to the day.

There is a large, free parking area off the highway.  The closest public toilets are located in Queenstown, 5 kilometres away.