Diamond Lake & Rocky Mountain Walks

TRACK CLOSED DUE TO ROCK FALL.
Diamond Lake and Rocky Mountain offer a variety of short or half-day walks which offer spectacular lake and mountain views.

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7 JUNE 2019. Please note that the Rocky Mountain and Diamond Lake Tracks are currently closed due to rock falls. Please check with Department of Conservation for updates and track status.

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:

  • Diamond Lake Circuit Track return 45 minutes / 2.5km (easy)
  • Diamond Lake Lookout return 1 hour / 2 km (easy-moderate, lots of stairs)
  • Lake Wanaka Lookout return 2 hours / 5 km (easy-moderate)
  • Rocky Mountain Summit Track return 3 hours / 7 km (moderate-hard)

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Ardmore Street, Wanaka, New Zealand

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