Hawea River Track (Hawea to Albert...

Hawea River Track (Hawea to Albert Town)



4 Rankers Reviews

2 Face-to-Face

403 Walking

36 Wanaka Township



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 2 years ago

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Gena Bond

Ranking: 10/10

Lovely river to paddle. Beautiful blue water.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Anais Touri


Ranking: 8/10

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

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Kiernan Matthew

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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 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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