Hawea River Track (Hawea to Albert...

Hawea River Track (Hawea to Albert Town)


4 Rankers Reviews

2 Face-to-Face

Online Maps

FREE Header

Camping NZ NEW

Welcome to New Zealand's most comprehensive database of freely available camping information. This is the only travel map of its kind in NZ.


Time: 3-4 hr

Suitable for all ages and experience, this riverside walk is over easy country and links Lake Hawea township to Wanaka, via Albert Town.


Feature Value Info


South IslandWanaka RegionWanaka Township


  • Walking
  • Free


Tony's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Really enjoyed this walk which is about 12 km's one way. The track starts by crossing the suspension bridge in Albert town which also unfortunately is the site of a very ugly camp ground. The track is a nice gentle trail that mostly follows the river with views to the distant peaks. It eventually comes out at Lake Hawea where we enjoyed an excellent coffee & lake views from the local hotel before starting the return walk.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Thank You - to the thousands of travellers that have contributed to our Top Voted NZ Activities Map - it's free from Rankers.

Gena Bond's avatar

Gena Bond

Ranking: 10/10

Lovely river to paddle. Beautiful blue water.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2017

Camping NZ App Icon

Camping NZ App

Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.

Download from the App Store Download Android app on Google Play

Anais Touri's avatar

Anais Touri


Ranking: 8/10

Wonderful landscape, really hard track, amazing view of the lakes.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in January 2016

Kiernan Matthew's avatar

Kiernan Matthew

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

After the bridge there is a picnic/camp site set aside the river where you can swim in the brilliant blue but cold river. Refreshing on a hot day but mind the currents.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2014

DOC Managed

Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

Nick Morrison's avatar

Nick Morrison

Rankers owner