Rocky Mountain and Diamond Lake

Rocky Mountain and Diamond Lake

Rocky Mountain and Diamond Lake

Reviews

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Violette Z

Ranking: 10/10

For me it was the best walk around Wanaka (including Roys Peak Track which is so famous) altough this walk was short. View 360° on the top is phenomenal !!

Reviewed 12 months ago

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Chris

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic views and heaps less busy than the main Wanaka hike.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Huan Quintero

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice moderate track. Amazing view at the top over the diamond lake and mountains, worth it.
We did it because there was no space at the car parking at Roys Peak Track. Very good alternative!

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Carl von Horstig

Ranking: 8/10

Three hour walk return along the Diamond Lake up to the forestry hills of the Rocky Mountain. Amazing 360 degree view from the Summit. Make sure to take the western route up so not to spoil the view in advance.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Harold Booy

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Steep climb at times - fantastic views of Wanaka lake. Eastern path goes along a cliff edge at times. Easier descent on the Western Path.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Gena Bond

Ranking: 8/10

Lovely walk almost like a proper footpath! Up to the rocky mountain for lovely views. A great walk!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Leif Marienlund

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

A lot of beautiful views along the track.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Rob and Nicole

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Really nice 3.5 hours walk to the top of the mountain. Track gets fairly steep towards the end. The track along the east side is nicely manicured, whereas the one along the west is more rugged. The top is pretty exposed and can get windy.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Dana

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Good view.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Jakob Lovdahl

Finland

Ranking: 6/10

View over the mountains is worth the walk but the lake itself is not for swimming and not very nice.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Danny

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Spectacular view of Lake Wanaka! If you are around it is a must do (in non rainy weather conditions). Some parts quite steep and a little muddy, so do not go in flip flops.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Manu T

France

Ranking: 10/10

Nice view of the Lake Wanaka - sheep!

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in April 2016

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Anouk Goemans

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Great walk up to the Summit where you have a 360 degree view around. Quite diverse track/hike. Really worth it! Bring plenty of water and sunscreen on a sunny day. Can be a bit slippery on rainy days, western track is easier.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Phlippe

France

Ranking: 9/10

Three hour walk. Be prepared to climb. Take the eastern track which is easier. Awesome view from the top.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Mathilde

France

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful three hour walk. The eastern track is the easiest way to go up. The views from the top is amazing!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Jeff Barth

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Short but a very nice evening hike. Beautiful place to watch the sun go down.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Floriane Desnoyer

France

Ranking: 10/10

2 to 3 hours to get to the top, not too hard and a beautiful view on top over Lake Wanaka. Great track!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Hannah Stiles

United States

Ranking: 10/10

One of the best hikes of my life. So much diversity, stunning views.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Kim

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Lovely views and viewing platform to see the scenery below.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Diego Pablos

Spain

Ranking: 8/10

Incredible walk near Wanaka Lake. Not too difficult and an amazing 360 degree view from the summit. It is great to stay at the top and enjoy for a while.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Suzanne Vermeulen

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice track with variation in steepness.Took us 3 hrs including lookout and rest time to do the Rocky Mountains track. Be careful when it is wet though. Especially around the top the track needs some maintenance. We thought the view was worth the climb. We took westbound up. In hindsight a good thing as there is a very rocky part that we wouldn't have wanted to come across when getting down.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Jam Boggomann

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Very nice views.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Bartlomiej Berger

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Three hours return, very rewarding summit at the end; lot of change regarding steepness, terrain, view and surroundings.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in November 2014

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Anna Grafenstein

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice, windy, good information at i-Site, you need warm clothes.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Crousse

France

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful walk with up and down - good view at the summit.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Benoit Irissou

France

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful loop with a great view of Wanaka Lake and Mount Aspiring.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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jefft

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Like all DOC experiences, absolutely free. Well maintained trails and infrastructure (stairs, lookouts, railings etc) and terrific views reward a steep climb on a 2 hour walk.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Marc Schnelanburger

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Top walk for familiies with kids. Awesome views and interesting track to keep kids motivated. Loop took us about 4 hours with a break.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Elly Zimmer

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful views! Was a 3 hour trek, but at the end jumping in the lake and swim was the most fantastic thing of all.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in December 2013

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Maya Barad

Israel

Ranking: 10/10

Short walk and very impressive view.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Sapir Lifshitz

Israel

Ranking: 10/10

Short walk with amazing view.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Clive West

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

The walk to the summit has variety in both terrain and views which is helped higher up by providing a forked loop to reach the top. The western option was a little slippery in spots due to the immediate gradient and running water at the time but the overall walk was certainly enjoyable and the 360 degree views at the top worth any effort required.

Reviewed about 7 years ago

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Loesje

Belgium

Ranking: 8/10

Walk on to Rocky mountain is nice with great views!
Rocky and narrow on some points, so not a very easy track.
Steep up, so very exhausting.
But so worth it on the top!
Walk around the lake is ok, but nothing special

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in January 2013

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Pieke

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Great walk rewarded with primo views over Glendu Bay, Wanaka township and Treble Cone. The walk takes an easy 3hours return; this includes checking out all the view points along the way and a beer at the top! The walk is a circuit, I would recommend doing it in a figure-8 style (a mix of the Eastern and Western track). This will make sense when you are up the hill walking. A swim in Glendu Bay post experience is well worth it!!

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Marieke

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

Nice views, well maintained, is not stunning. Toilet facilities present, about 1.5 hours walk return.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Knorr Bracher

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Short, good with infant, a wonderful view.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in November 2012

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Ton Franke

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

The tracks in New Zealand are very well maintained, This one is no exception. New Zealand is fantastic for tramping.

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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Kali Lohman

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

3 hour return walk through awesome scenery to a breath-taking pinnacle. Definitely worth the effort.

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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Margreet Hanemaaijer

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Wanaka. About three hours.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Ursi Meier

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Must see!

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Elaine

England

Ranking: 10/10

2 and a half hour walk to top, medium to strenuous, fabulous views of mountains and Lake Wanaka from the top.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Stoop

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful views.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Frank & Ruth

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Privately owned land - well maintained only asked for donation by the sign. The majestic views make the climb worthwhile.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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female40

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Best view to Mt Aspiring.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Steve & Pearl Baker

United States

Ranking: 10/10

2 hour uphill track to a rocky overlook of the lake. Just enough to get the heart pumping.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Nicolas

France

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful view on the lake and around.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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KathrinS

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Moderate fitness and suitable footwear essential for this.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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HovingL

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

Not so interesting in respect to difficulty of the often slippery track.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Sarah Smith

Ranking: 7/10

Easy walk, great views of Wanaka and few people around. Good way to spend half a day.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Stefanie E

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Nice walk, not too hard and long with stunning views over Lake Wanaka & mountains to the other side

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Peter Bowen-Simpkins

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Literature stated 12km from Wanaka. It is 20km. Well marked, very steep in parts. At least moderate fitness required even to get to Diamond Lake viewpoint. Wonderful views at summit (3hr walk).

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009