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Best trails in Wanaka

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Looking for a great trail near Wanaka, Otago? AllTrails has 31 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 in Mount Aspiring National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Queenstown Hill Reservation Preserve or Remarkables Conservation Area. Ready for some activity? There are 14 moderate trails in Wanaka ranging from 2.9 to 19.1 miles and from 898 to 6,427 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 Wanaka
Top trails (31)
#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 - 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
#3 - 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
#4 - 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
#5 - Breast Hill via Te Araroa Trail
Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand
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Length: 9 mi • Est. 6 h 35 m
Breast Hill via Te Araroa Trail is a 9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is pShow more
#6 - Grandview Creek Track
Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 4 h 48 m
A nice slow ascent beginning with a few small river crossings. Nice views at the top of lake Wanaka and lake Hawea. Definitely bring a hat! https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/Show more
#7 - Isthmus Peak via Glen Dene Ridge Track
Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand
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Length: 9.7 mi • Est. 6 h 23 m
Absolutely amazing trail and a fantastic way to spend the day near lake Wanaka heading north. The views, diversity of plants and animals, and workout are all equally stimulating. Pretty much slanted tShow more
#8 - Cascade Saddle Track
Mount Aspiring National Park
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Length: 29.9 mi • Est. Multi-day
Beautiful trail, wonderful view on top. Perfect for trail running. The trail follows the river in the valley before going up to the saddle. Some landslides happened so there are a few parts that are aShow more
#9 - Roys Peak and Mount Alpha via Skyline Track
Mount Aspiring National Park
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Length: 14.4 mi • Est. 9 h 19 m
The area is closed October 1 - November 10 every year for lambing season. Although the trail is wide with no steps/technical difficulties, it is very steep, giving it a hard rating. This is a througShow more
#10 - The Outlet Track
Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 3 h 27 m
This family friendly track can be started from Outlet Motor Camp or Albert TownShow more
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