A long, steady climb that rewards walkers with spectacular, panoramic views of Lake Wanaka and Lake Hawea as well as the mountains of the Southern Alps. Please note the track closure times for fawning below.
Shut 20 November and 20 December - please respect the closure and choose another track.
This track is signposted just south of Stewart Creek on SH6. Follow the poled route along the creek until it joins a farm track. From here its a steep, winding, rocky climb to a skyline ridge, with sections where bikers will need to dismount and push. A sign on the ridge points right to the track to 1,385-metre Isthmus Peak, and left, along the exposed ridge to the Matatiaho Conservation Area. Mountain biking permitted.
Notes: Closed for fawning from 20th November to 20th December, check with Department of Conservation for track status. Not recommended in winter due to snow and ice. No water available on the track, so carry plenty of water with you.
TRACK CLOSED FOR FAWNING 20 NOV - 20 DEC.
Ardmore Street, Wanaka, New Zealand