AUSTRAL ROUTE: QUEULAT - PUYUHUAPI
Know Austral Route: Queulat - Puyuhuapi
With a varied and colorful topography, the area includes the Austral Route, lakes, island, rivers and channels, with exhuberant vegetation and protected fauna in the Queulat and Magdalena National Parks. Snowcaps, hills and volcanos, make tourism in the region possible thanks to the favorable paths to have walks and horseback riding. Aquatic activities are done in lakes and rivers, (kayak, rafting and salmons and trouts sport fishing). Sailing is practiced in islands and channels, where you can also contemplate all the natural wonders around you. Rural tourism is also possible, visiting small towns where you can see cattle and agricultural development. All the activities can be done from Queulat to Puyuhuapi. In the Austral Route attractions you can find the Puyuhuapi Springs (Medical properties waters, hotel, gastronomic and spa services). The Austral Route visitors not only will enjoy the marvelous nature, but also the multliple options to make the most of the sports, outdoor activities and relaxing time.
Attractions: Colorful flora and fauna, attractive topography. Springs are managed by a first class hotel and spa. Crafts recognized internationally (Puyuhuapi carpets)
Activities: Trekking, horseback ridings, bicycle ridings, sport fishing, sea and river kayak, rafting, fishing, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.
How to get there: Santiago-Puerto Montt: Land route and airway
Santiago and Puerto Montt-Balmaceda: Airway
Coyhaique-Puyuhuapi, La Junta and Balmaceda: Airway through small airports.
Chaiten-Puyuhuapi: Land route
Puyuhuapi-Puerto Montt: Seaway
Argentina-Puyuhuapi: Land route by Paso Futaleufu
Coyhaique and Puerto Chacabuco-Puyuhuapi: Land route
Puerto Montt, Chiloe-Balmaceda, Puyuhuapi and Puerto Cisnes: Seaway
When to go: All year.
Weather: Cold weather. The annual media temperature is 9ºC. The rain is plentiful all year -600 to 4000 milimeters per year-.
Services: Housing, food, transportation, information center, outdoor activities, crafts, camping
Surroundings: La Junta, Las Mellizas, Trapera, Verde Lake, James Island, Jechica Island, Kent Island, Risopatron Lake, Queulat National Park, Puyuhuapi, Puyuhuapi Springs, Cisnes River.