There are so many options... here are some of the most popular walking tracks
As well as mountains to climb - Wanaka has plenty of flat, easy options, many starting in the centre of town. Lakeside walks will take you to #thatwanakatree, Rippon Vineyard, and Bremner Bay.
Slightly more challenging terrain includes Mount Iron, offering rewarding views over the entire Wanaka region and the nearby Outlet Track which follows the Clutha River. Close to Makarora, is the Blue Pools Track, a short stroll through beech forest, to the gorgeous turquoise pools.
Great half-day missions include Roy’s Peak and the Rob Roy Glacier Track, two of the most-loved tracks around, both with incredible panoramas.
For the more serious trampers, The Gilliespie Park Circuit a 2 to 3-day loop, starting and finishing from Makarora is a stunning hike taking you into the Mt Aspiring National Park.