Crown Range

Drive New Zealand’s highest road

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Crown Range
  • New Zealand, Asia Pacific
  • 68 km
  • 1 hr

The 68 km Crown Range connects Queenstown with Wanaka and is the highest road in New Zealand, reaching an altitude of 1121 metres.

Listed as one of the most scenic drives of New Zealand going on this road trip will not disappoint you. With it's hairpin bends, serpentines and steep grades the route is an exhilarating experience on its own. On top of that you will be thrilled by the striking beauty of the surrounding landscapes. Luckily the road is sprawled with lookout points to take in the magnificent views of the Remarkables Mountain Range and Lake Wakatipu.

Please note: This road is often covered in snow and ice in winter so check road conditions ahead of planning your trip. Snow chains may be required.

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