Top Adventures in Glendhu Bay

  • Hike to Diamond Lake

    From the car park follow the well marked trail. You will continue gradually uphill for around 30 minutes before reaching Diamond Lake. You can continue past the lake for approximately 15 minutes to get to a viewing platform. This part of the tr...

    1.6 miles 721.8 ft gain

  • Hike to Rocky Mountain

    This is an awesome hike with views similar to Roy Peak but more varied terrain (and less of a climb as the mountain only hits 775m. The drive is only ~10 minutes outside Wanaka. From the Diamond Lake trailhead, follow the track from the end of the...

    4 miles 1476.4 ft gain

  • Hike Roys Peak Track

    This is a very strenuous uphill hike, with very few level stretches along the way, so make sure you have a good level of fitness, and wear sturdy shoes to avoid blisters, as the way back down will be hard on your knees and feet. The track begins o...

    6.8 miles 4127.3 ft gain

  • Hike the Skyline Track

    The Roys Peak carpark is an accessible trailhead 10 minutes outside of Wanaka that rewards anyone willing to spend a few hours slogging their way uphill with EPIC views of Lake Wanaka, the surrounding mountain ranges, and Aspiring National Park in...

    11.8 miles 4000 ft gain

  • Hike the Minaret Burn Track

    The Minaret Burn Track starts at the end of West Wanaka Road at Homestead Bay, which many tourists (and locals!) unknowingly drive past on their way to Treble Cone, Diamond Lake and/or the Rob Roy glacier. The start of the track is signposted and ...

    8.7 miles

  • Climb the Buchanan Peaks above Lake Wanaka

    From Wanaka-Mt. Aspiring Road, head west out of town and past Glendhu Bay (and Roy's Peak). Go right on West Wanaka Station Road and follow it until the obvious split towards the Homestead Bay / Minaret Burn Track parking area to the right.Take th...

    18.6 miles 8202.1 ft gain

  • Hike or Bike the Glendhu Bay Track

    This walk can also be started from the waterfront in Wanaka, which is only a few km from the track start above.  From the car park, follow the track along the lake north. It is quite well marked and follows the coastline offering stunning views of...

    9.3 miles

  • Hike along Wanaka's Waterfall Creek Track

    The Waterfall Creek Track is a well-formed track without any major undulations that can be enjoyed by foot or bike. It's family- and dog-friendly, and is perhaps the most heavily walked stretch of Wanaka's shoreline.Within the first few hundred me...

    3.1 miles

  • Hike Lake Wanaka and Photograph the Famous Tree

    To begin this hike park in the lakeside lot on the west edge of town and begin walking counter-clockwise around Lake Wanaka. The first destination you will reach is the famed Wanaka Tree, which is easily recognized by the crowds of people around i...

    13.7 miles 0 ft gain

  • Hike to the Summit of Treble Cone

    If you're in Wanaka, you cannot miss this hike. If the ski area is closed for the season you can still hike there but please check in with the Treble Cone Office in Wanaka. Begin at the ski field parking area and climb among snow slops and service...

    4 miles 2296.6 ft gain

  • Bike along the Clutha River

    The Upper Clutha River track and Newcastle track can be joined to form a great ~28km loop that I highly recommend as a long run or a fun mountain bike ride. I suggest parking at the Hawea River swing bridge in Albert Town and starting off by going...

    17.4 miles

  • Hike the Breast Hill Track to Pakituhi Hut

    From the road to Pakituhi Hut the track is a steady climb rising 400 meters on a formed zig-zag track to a small saddle. You'll get increasingly better views of Lake Hawea as you climb up the switch-backs, and you might walk alongside some sheep t...

    5 miles 1312.3 ft gain

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