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Lake Wanaka Day Trips

If you are staying in the Lake Wanaka region or even based in Queenstown and looking for a day trip, one of these trips will give you a great day out and a taste of what Lake Wanaka has to offer.

These itineraries are designed to get you out and about exploring our region and highlight some off the beaten track gems.

To help you plan your day trips around the Lake Wanaka region - download this map to see six day trips and the highlights on each.

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If you are based in Queenstown then click on the link below to see how you can get here without having to drive yourself.

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Mt Aspiring National Park day trip
Mt Aspiring National Park day trip
1 hr 40m, 100 km. From the lake to the mountains - a day trip for real explorers as gravel roads & river crossings are involved!
Cardrona Arrowtown Cromwell Loop
Cardrona Arrowtown Cromwell Loop
2 hours 24 mins, 172 km. A great round trip over the Crown Range and back via the Kawarau Gorge
Wanaka Hawea Loop
Wanaka Hawea Loop
50 min, 52km. Explore the Upper Clutha basin - a natural mountainous amphitheatre
Makarora & Haast Pass return trip
Makarora & Haast Pass return trip
2 hrs 8 mins, 166 km. The drive from Wanaka to Haast Pass is one of contrast, from arid dry terrain through to rain forest.


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