Gillespie Pass Circuit is a 57.1 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from October until April.

DISTANCE
57.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1,811 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

camping

hiking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

backpacking
1 month ago

Great circuit, beautiful views of snowy mountain tops, clear rivers and nice forests. The gillespie pass has patches of snow at this time of year (end of December) no special gear is needed although consider it to be a good 1000 meter up and down in the second day. The start and the end of the track involves some river crossing. searching for good spots will lead you to find waist-deep water at most.

11 days ago

6 months ago