Diamond Lake and Rocky Mountain offer a variety of short or half-day walks which offer spectacular lake and mountain views.
Follow the 4WD track from the Diamond Lake car park on Mt Aspiring Road, climbing steadily to the lake where a circuit track is marked. Another track winds up to a lookout above Diamond Lake. Beyond here, there's a choice of the Lake Wanaka Lookout, off to the right or to Rocky Mountain's 775-metre summit via a loop track. Spectacular views include Lake Wanaka and a skyline dominated by the surrounding peaks. The distinct shape of Mt Aspiring/Tititea lies to the west. In winter the lake is often frozen. Icy conditions on the track can be hazardous in winter.
Start: Diamond Lake Car Park off Mt Aspiring Road
Times & Distances:
Ardmore Street, Wanaka, New Zealand