Explore the most popular walking trails in Otago with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

8 hours ago

We got to see Yellow-eyed penguins! The trail is steep but worth it.

11 hours ago

nice easy trail :)

18 hours ago

Quite steap, definetely would take my hiking poles, since i have one weak knee.

not a big deal, quite nice but nothing special... definitely not hard, I would say medium level

Lovely EASY trail by lake Wakitipu from Queenstown. Basically flat and shared with bikers and moms with strollers.

Bring your bathing suit and drop in for a dip in the crisp lake at one of the small beaches.

That is definitely NOT a moderate! Very difficult terrain, sometimes very easy to get lost if you overlook a sign. Even at official doc.govt.nz website is stated that you need good fitness and high level skills and experience incl. navigation and survival skills. So be aware of that.

Took us a little over an hour to get to the top. Not to shabby for a couple of 50 something’s. It’s a tough hike up but shaded which was very helpful. Incredible views at the top!

Was a beautiful hike, got off the path a bit into a non path that was a bit treacherous so just pay attention to the orange triangles and you’ll be fine. Lovely hike got to the top in 1:20

Beautiful track. Easy walk along the valley that follows the Greenstone River.

Une marche difficile, avec de très beaux points de vue mais une descente, le long d’un grillage, très pentue et longue. Un chemin en « zig zag » serait bienvenu...

Un sentier très accessible et joli que nous avons fait en 2h aller, sans marcher trop vite. A walk day fun!

Nous avons fait juste sur une journée, 6kms jusqu’au pont donc très facile au niveau du sentier, un peu boueux mais magnifique !

Tour du lac facile et joli. Vous pouvez aller au point de vue sur Wanaka ou faire une boucle vers le haut mais ça monte et surtout il y a des escaliers donc si genoux douloureux c’est à éviter je pense.

12 days ago

Lovely park stroll with some great views across the lake. A pond with ducks. Frisbee golf. Definitely not a hike. :)

mountain biking
13 days ago

Fun ride! Beautiful surroundings.

14 days ago

It's a long walk but a good one. You walk by the lake, through wetlands, on a safe hill ledge overseeing the lake and mountains, and get to peek at the backsides of some nice homes. Put on sunscreen, bring water and enjoy. (I did this walk in padded flip-flops so don't need much in terms of gear.)

14 days ago

First hike we did in Queenstown. The views are just unreal. Pretty steep walk to the top. We did it carrying our kids in packs most of the way... Definitely a workout. But worth it.

14 days ago

My wife and I did this with our kids (2 and 4) on our backs for most of it. It MAY be rated easy. But definitely not with 40 lbs on your back. Also felt longer than 3.7 miles. Health app said 5.5. We went clockwise, crossing the bridge at the beginning. Amazing well kept trail through lots of shade next to the river. Some pretty steep sections all the way through. Birds and rapids heard throughout. The waterfall and cabin and views from the top near the lake were the highlights. Loved it!

Stunning walk. Amazing views all the way up of the valley and over Lake Hawea and on to Wanaka.

on Bob's Cove Track

18 days ago

stunning view up top

Quiet and track and a good alternative to Roy’s Peak but we only saw 2 or 3 other groups. Challenging without being too hard and with fantastic views at the top.

on Moke Lake Loop

18 days ago

beautiful easy walk

Great way to day hike the Routeburn trail.

Nice track! I did it starting in the Arthurs to Gondola, is much upper walking.

Hard; magnificent views,

This hike can't be classified as hard. It's a well maintained trail with only a few steep parts. Short and relatively easy walk up. Don't forget to walk further up than the "dream basket" for way better views.

Nice but not challenging

A bit of heavy breathing at the start of the hill but not too strenuous overall. Great views from the top.

Wonderful hike. A few steep sections but not bad. We opted to do this hike over the Roys Peak hike. Very few people on this hike which made it very enjoyable. A very panoramic view at the top.

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