South Island

Wanaka Region

The outdoor fitness capital of NZ. You get the feeling every local is capable of giving you 10 one-handed push ups, while holding a coffee in the other. All roads from here lead to goodness.

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A bit of lunging along the Cascade Saddle Track

Time: 2 days, Distance: Approx. 60 km

French Ridge Track

Matukituki Valley

French Ridge Track

Matukituki Valley

Time: 4-5 hours, Distance: 7.2 km

Makarora Bush walk

Haast Pass/Tioripatea

Makarora Bush walk

Haast Pass/Tioripatea

Time: 15 min round trip

Distance: 145km (90 miles), Approximately: 2 hours 20 minutes

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Time: 3-4 hours. Distance: 6km

Chinamans Bluff

Mount / Mt Aspiring National Park - Overnight Campervan Parking

Chinamans Bluff

Mount / Mt Aspiring National Park - Overnight Campervan Parking

Time for some new boots

Time: 3 - 6 hrs, Distance: 6 - 15 km

The view on top of Gillespie Pass

Time: 3 - 4 days, Distance: 58 km

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Get down with the locals!
Up the Matukituki Valley to the Rob Roy Track

Rob Roy Track

Matukituki Valley

Rob Roy Track

Matukituki Valley

Time: 3 - 5 hr return, Distance: 10 km

Blue-Young Link Track

Mount / Mt Aspiring National Park

Blue-Young Link Track

Mount / Mt Aspiring National Park

Time: 1.5 - 2 hr, Distance: 7 km

Ducks in formation

East Matukituki Valley tracks

Mount / Mt Aspiring National Park

East Matukituki Valley tracks

Mount / Mt Aspiring National Park

Time: 1.5 hr - 2.5 depending on track taken

Stunning Lake Wanaka views abound on the Walk

Time: 5-6 hours return

Outlet Track

Lake Wanaka

Outlet Track

Lake Wanaka

Time: 1 hr one way Distance: 2.5km

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In summer, on a hot Wanaka day, take a picnic dinner and head to Beacon Point for a swim in the shallow, unusually warm water as the sun sets. Beauty!

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Diamond Lake up close

Time: Lake Circuit 45min. Summit 3 hr.

Time: 30 min, Distance 1.5lm