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

great views! very steep and easy walking path

hiking
no shade
12 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
15 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
15 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
15 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
bugs
no shade
private property
25 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

hiking
no shade
27 days 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
27 days ago

nice easy trail :)

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

Une belle montée pour une vue magnifique !

walking
1 month ago

So hard but funking good

very nice, very steep

Hard; magnificent views,

Awesome track! Easy but can be a bit slippery at some spots. The view is spectacular with valley, glacier and Forrest. You need to drive 30-40min of gravel farm road to get to trail head and have 9 fords (crossing creek water). So better with a SUV.

One of my favorite tracks. Short and beautiful. Took me approximately 4 hrs and 20 mins. Mainly because I had a time limit of 5 hours. I rushed to the top and to the bottom. That being said, I took a long break at the peak. The views... It's something you need to experience at least once. It is steep. So eat before. Drink plenty of water before you start. Bring tons of water (I had TWO Nalgenes and I finished both easily). And bring snacks along the way.

Amazing view! Took slightly longer than 2 hours up, it’s a brutal uphill all the way but the roads are well paved. View is worth it!

Incredible views over snow capped peaks and lake wanaka all the way. A must do. Very steep all the way with no shade. We took 4,5 hours including a lunch break.

hiking
1 month ago

Phenomenal hike. The 4,000 feet of elevation gain is tough, but the track is comparable in difficulty to hikes I’ve done with 3,000-3,500 feet of gain - reason being that it’s a smooth track (much of which is fire road style) which makes the walking easy.

Pretty boring and brutal walk but the views are great

An absolute must do when in the area.

Was going to slay this peak today but the trail is closed right now. No public access from Nov 20 to Dec 20 due to fawning (deer)

An absolute can’t miss hike. By far the most beautiful hike I’ve ever done. The trail starts at a steep incline and doesn’t you flatten out ever. If the views don’t take your breath away, the incline certainly will.

great hike for day of arrival or with kids - great views, easy to get to.

Really gorgeous hike - a uphill but still easy. You have to cross a lot of fords on the road to the trailhead, so just be ready for that. we just had a little Toyota Corolla that did fine, but it also hadnt rained recently so the water wasn't too crazy.

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