Ten kilometres along the Glenorchy Road is the start of the Mt Crichton walkway. I went on an adventure Shauna and Gareth Roughley of Roughley Originals Photography and Leah of Leah Travels. We discovered that you can stroll past the remnants of a Chinese gold mining village, wander through a sluiced canyon, and after 45 minutes walking through the forest, explore a fully restored gold miners hut.
Beyond the hut, you can link up with the Lake Dispute walkway then head back to the car park. Back in Queenstown, to finish off your afternoon adventure, I highly recommend a burger from Fergburger or a pizza from The Cow.