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A well-formed walking and intermediate biking track which follows the shoreline of Lake Wānaka, offering spectacular lake and mountain views.
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From Waterfall Creek the track follows re-vegetated terraces above Lake Wānaka with spectacular views, to a small north-facing beach – Damper Bay – ideal for swimming in the summer. This first section of the track quite hilly with some short, steep sections. From Damper Bay the track becomes easier until you finally reach Glendhu Bay and the motor camp. Don’t miss the spectacular views of Mount Aspiring from Glendhu Bay. Mountain biking permitted, but bikers please give way to walkers.

  • Start: Ruby Island Road Car Park (Wānaka end), or Mt Aspiring Lookout Car Park / Glendhu Bay Campground (Glendhu Bay end)
  • Time: 3 – 4 hours (walking), 1 – 2 hours (biking). One way.
  • Distance: 15km
  • Grade: Intermediate, some short, steep gradients in places.

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