Diamond Lake & Rocky Mountain Walks

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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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)

Download the Wanaka Tracks App to help you choose the best track for you. Available on Apple and Android

Physical Address

Ardmore Street, Wanaka, New Zealand

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