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Best trails in Otago

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Trying to find the best Otago trails? AllTrails has 201 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, trail running trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Glenorchy, Queenstown or Wanaka, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 88 moderate trails in Otago ranging from 0.9 to 93.7 miles and from 26 to 6,505 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Otago
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#1 - Roy's Peak Track
Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand
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Length: 9.7 mi • Est. 6 h 41 m
Note: You have to pay 2$ at the beginning at the track. Three and a half hours up to the best view in Lake Wanaka. A challenging walk, but worth the effort! The area is closed October 1 - November Show more
#2 - Ben Lomond Track
Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 6 h 12 m
Enjoy the scenic panoramic views from the top of this climb! https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/otago/places/queenstown-area/things-to-do/ben-lomond-track/Show more
#3 - Queenstown Hill Walkway
Queenstown Hill Reservation Preserve
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 37 m
Views of the Queenstown. This is a dirt track through the woods that has a steep climb. NOTE: Land after the viewpoint is private property. Please respect the land owners.Show more
#4 - Isthmus Peak Track
Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand
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Length: 9.9 mi • Est. 6 h 30 m
All tracks are annually closed for fawning between November 20 - December 20th. https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/otago/places/matatiaho-conservation-area/things-to-do/isthmusShow more
#5 - Tiki Walking Track
Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 1 h 25 m
A beautiful hike that is on the shorter side but very steep. There is a nearby Gondola. Lots of shade along the way, very little sun exposure.Show more
#6 - Lake Marian Track
Fiordland National Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 28 m
Great trail! Beautiful view of the lake on the mountain. Make sure to follow the well marked trail at the beginning. If it’s rained recently be sure to have proper boots, it’ll get muddy real quick. Show more
#7 - Diamond Lake Track
Mount Aspiring National Park
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 52 m
Highly recommend taking the east track to Rocky Mountain on the way up and the west track on the way down. Wear waterproof hiking boots because in places it’s super muddy and wet. All in all, the hikeShow more
#8 - Mount Crichton Loop Track
Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 2 h 10 m
First, this trail is definitely on the harder end of moderate. It’s breathtakingly beautiful and so worth the effort. There’s a lot of steep uphills, but it pays off with a beautiful view of the lakesShow more
#9 - Mount Iron Trail
Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 39 m
NOTE: This is a nice walk through private property. Please be respectful. This is a fantastic short trail for your moderate hiker. It is a very common trail for the local residents as well as touristShow more
#10 - Ben Lomond Track via Skyline Queenstown
Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 5 h 7 m
You can take a gondola up (cost $44 NZD per Adult) where you will find a nice restaurant, bathroom, and water fountain. From there, follow the signs to the Ben Lomond Trail Summit. It's basically uphiShow more
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