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Isthmus Peak via Glen Dene Ridge Track is a 9.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as difficult and is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Length 9.7 mi Elevation gain 3,667 ft Route type Out & Back

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

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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 the whole way. https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/otago/places/matatiaho-conservation-area/things-to-do/isthmus-peak-track/

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Anthony I.
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Hiking

Trail was great. Loved that part of the trail was covered in grass. Nicer on the feet. 1st quarter is steep, warm to hot but manageable. 2nd and 3rd quarter were warm and hot and not much shade. Also this damn trail... 3 times I thought I was at the peak, only to find out I had a few miles to go. The 4th quarter of the hike is COLD. Bring removable clothing.

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Kai B.
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Hiking

One of my favourite walks while in NZ. Go early in summer as the ascend is really hard when it’s hot. Bring plenty of water, sunblock and a hat!

World Nomac
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Hiking

Prepare to spend a full day doing this. An amazing hike and so worth the sweat!

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Aidan Maguire
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Running

Wow. That was an experience. 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 were all equally stimulating. Do this!!! I did it alone and got up in a few hours but ran part of the way. It hailed at the top so bring a rain jacket, i had gloves and a beanie too. And lots of water and snacks! Its a long one. Pretty much slanted the whole way.

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James Pemberton
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Hiking

Excellent trail with stunning views from the top of both Lake Hawea and Wanaka.

Paul Dalkie
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First to Review

Hard; magnificent views,

lise pac
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Nicolas Cottanceau
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Pedro Salgado Plentz
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Elizabeth Cotter
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Stone Conroy
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Josh Gray
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Luke Rigby
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Matt Hopkins
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Stevie B.
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Marc-Alexandre Taillebois
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Rosie Newman
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Ryan Stark
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Roger Wolff
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Bevo Petersen
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Abbey Masiello
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David Wingate
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Laura La
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Leander Van Ooijen
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Kathy Bogert
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Jaclyn M.
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Andr Ea
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Yohann Buiron
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