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Wanaka, Otago Region Map

Best hike I've ever done so far and it is all for the view. I have a tattoo of this peak it's so special.

This trail is tough: Straight up, No shade, No portable water, no respite but the view makes it worth it. It is one of my favorite views in all the world.

Great view

Scenic and relaxing hike all the way! The drive here can be a bit of a pain with the gravel and small water crossings. Bring a picnic as the spot at the end is incredibly and you will want to hang out on one of the many rocks for a good while.

2 months ago

Exposed trail with no shade! We started late afternoon and the heat was deadly but still beautiful and worth it!

Good for a morning wakeup. Short semi strenuous loop.

3 months ago

amazing hike

Only did a small portion of the hike but we were able to quickly get to a decent height to oversee the landscape and take beautiful pictures.

5 months ago

Astonishing environment, one of the best walks of the South island. Leave early to avoid crowds and enjoy the silence. Not exposed, also good for families. Very easy. Shouldn't even say this but you must know that weather can change fast so it is always good to take extra clothes. Do not cross the river, seracs may fall down unpredictably especially late morning/afternoon.

6 months ago

The weather was great and the scenery was better, this is a very popular walking track. With many places to stop and enjoy the view!

Amazing, my first hike in Wanaka.

7 months ago

Sweeping views. Windy. Lots of dogs, bikes, and hikers and runners. Well used trail.