Lake Wakatipu – Jardines Boulder Field

Useful Information

Access is signposted from SH6 which runs between Frankton and Kingston .

Lake Wakatipu
Jardines Boulder Field

Located at the base of the Remarkables beside the lake and close to SH6, the Jardines Boulder Field has significant landscape and recreation values. The boulders are large, some the size of buses, making the site a popular sight-seeing and rock-climbing destination.

The boulder field lies on Remarkables Station, owned by Dick and Jillian Jardine. The Jardines’ covenant is the first QEII open space covenant to flank the lake.

Dick and Jillian have generously put aside this significant site on their land so that the public will always be able to enjoy it, both for its natural values and as a recreation destination.

Visitor Information

Access is signposted from SH6 which runs between Frankton and Kingston .

The boulders are open to the public, with special restrictions in place for farming and safety purposes.

Visitors are asked to close gates behind them, take care with stock, park in the designated areas and leave before dark.

Climbers code of conduct

  • No chipping/brushing
  • No bolting
  • No gardening
  • No marking of boulders

Environmental care code

  • Protect the natural environment. Take care not to disturb plants and animals.
  • Remove all rubbish. Take out what you take in.
  • Leave gates as you found them and keep to the road provided for vehicles.
  • It is not possible to camp or light fires at the site.
  • There are no toilets on the site. Leave no human waste behind.
  • No dogs permitted (as the area is located on a working farm).

Remarkbles station

Remarkables Station is a nine-hundred-hectare farm located at the foot of the Remarkables Range near Queenstown, on the edge of Lake Wakatipu. The station has been in the ownership of the Jardine family for almost 100 years.   

In 2020 Dick and Jillian Jardine announced their intention to gift Remarkables Station to the QEII National Trust to be held in perpetuity. QEII will take over the property in 2022 and we are currently planning for our future role as custodian and manager of the station. As part of this process, we have commissioned Abacus Bio and e3Scientific to prepare a long-term strategic plan for Remarkables Station. The strategic plan will articulate a vision, long term objectives, guiding principles and actions for the management and conservation of Remarkables Station to 2050.    

More information about the planning for the future of Remarkables Station can be found here.

Please note: Remarkables Station is currently leased as a working deer, beef and sheep farm. Visitors are not permitted.