Looking for a great trail near Wanaka, Otago? AllTrails has 28 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views 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 in Mount Aspiring National Park, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 11 moderate trails in Wanaka ranging from 2.9 to 19.1 miles and from 898 to 5,180 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hiking
19 hours ago

Best views ever! Trail is a series of switchbacks. Pretty steep at the beginning. No shade and pretty windy on top. Totally worth it!

hiking
no shade
1 day ago

An incline entire way up! Bring water, hat and pace yourself. 6 hr return iincl time at top. The view at top is WORTH IT!

Nice and quite easy hike. We went additional 2,5km up to the summit and it was definitely worth it!

hiking
no shade
1 day ago

Done this trail last year. It’s a tough climb but the view from the top is worth every step. Take plenty of water, especially if it’s a hot day as there is none available on the trail.

Started at 2:30am,about 30 others starting at this time.The chill of the dark,seeing first light and then sunrise just amazing!!Physically for us a tough one and as we walked down the heat from the sun was intense I personally couldn't do it in day time.7 hours walking time for us,and spent 1 hour chilling/photos at the top.

hiking
2 days ago

Recommend at least 2 liters of water and light sweater or jacket for at the top as it gets chilly in the wind. Offers great views of Lake Wanaka and Lake Hawea.

hiking
scramble
3 days ago

hiking
3 days ago

Views can’t be beat. One of the best hikes out there - don’t miss it.

rock climbing
no shade
4 days ago

rock climbing
no shade
4 days ago

great views! very steep and easy walking path

A very nice hike, I was alone! so quiet and so beautiful view

hiking
no shade
16 days ago

Easy Walk we a amazing view.

the track itself is not very spectacular, and its pretty crowded for the sunrise!
But the view worth it! A stunning overview to the lake wanaka and all the mountains around!
def. recoment it!

hiking
18 days ago

Lovely relatively easy hike into a valley with a fantastic breath taking view of Rob Roys glacier and waterfalls. For the adventurous there is a bit more path, not as well discernable beyond the point where most people stop to soak up the stunning surroundings. I loved the abundance of yellow flowers. Definetly rewarding.

hiking
18 days ago

Nice hike with some pretty steep parts. i was happy to have my hiking pole with me. Nice views on beautifull days. Bring enough water.

hiking
18 days ago

Steep, not to easy but very rewarding hike. Doable in the dark with a decent head lamp or torch to enjoy either sunrise or sunset. one or two hiking poles help to give extra support. and take a windproof jacket, it can get windy at the top.
there is a toilet 5 minutes from the carpark and 30 minutes from the top, bring toiletpaper. there is no watersupply so mke sure you bring your own.

I did the sunset and it was beautifull. Enjoy.

I would call this a moderate hike with some scrambling over rocks. It is a lot of uphill, with some muddy areas. But I am not complaining – it was the best hike I have ever done - so much bang for the buck! We drove after heavy rains that night, but our Toyota Camry was fine at the 7 fords - we angled our crossings to the shallower parts. The farmlands leading to the track were lovely – we watched sheep being herded far in the distance from high up on the trail. The views keep getting better and better until you can’t believe how beautiful it is at the top. Do not stop at the lower viewpoint. Go to the top. It’s worth it. Bring a liter of water per person and stop at Subway sandwiches in Wanaka for a trail lunch at the lower viewpoint. By the way, a reviewer mentioned dogs - no dogs allowed!

hiking
off trail
rocky
scramble
24 days ago

Fantastic walk, steep and challenging at times, took us just under 3 hours to get up and back down. Fantastic views. Highly recommend.

hiking
bugs
no shade
private property
29 days ago

chemin très facile, si celle ci est difficile alors la Muller hut est extrêmement dure. elle est longue et pentue mais rien de dur. 2h30 pour la montée. vue magnifique

Would class this a little Hardy than easy in some places... Great views... Take lots of water and sun screen.

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

This trail is a bit brutal if the sun is out. There isn’t any shade and it’s about five miles of steep grade switch backs. However, do not give up! The payout is amazing, and I saw a few adorable sheep. Bring lots of water!

hiking
1 month ago

nice easy trail :)

on Diamond Lake Track

hiking
over grown
rocky
1 month ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago

Did it for sunrise, was amazing. Start walking around 2am and u will be up right in time. The way up is suitable for night walking and the beginning and end is harder but worth the view in the end.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Fun ride! Beautiful surroundings.

1 month ago

View at the top is insane

Steepest part is the first part-- once you get past that it's still challenging but not as tough

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