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A quick day-trip with views of Lake Wanaka.


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Map Key

3.9

Miles

6.2

KM

62%

Runnable

2,498' 761 m

High

1,119' 341 m

Low

1,529' 466 m

Up

1,527' 466 m

Down

15%

Avg Grade (8°)

63%

Max Grade (32°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall

Overview

This lovely run offers views of Lake Wanaka, the Glendhu bluffs, and the surrounding towering peaks. Within easy driving distance of downtown Wanaka, this is a great option for a morning or afternoon run.

Runner Notes

A good, flat trail.

Description

From the parking lot, head toward the lake on the Diamond Lake Loop Track, and cut right and skirt along the lake until the trail wraps around and heads uphill. Turn right a the first intersection onto the Lake Wanaka Lookout Track and about 1.25 miles in, you can take a short spur to the Lake Wanaka Lookout.

Check it out, then continue on uphill, crossing a small waterfall and eventually reaching the big views you have been waiting for. When you're done, continue on down some steep switchbacks and eventually meet back up with the original section of trail.

Contacts

Shared By:

Russell Hobart

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 8 votes

#3332

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  4.1 from 8 votes
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Photos

Enjoy phenomenal views of Lake Wanaka from the Diamond Lake Track.
Apr 8, 2017 near Wanaka, NZ
The view above Diamond Lake is spectacular!
Apr 12, 2017 near Wanaka, NZ
Jagged hills surround Diamond Lake.
Apr 8, 2017 near Wanaka, NZ
A group jumps for joy on the Diamond Lake Track.
Apr 12, 2017 near Wanaka, NZ

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