Wanaka Tracks and Trails

Wanaka has over 750 km of stunning tracks and trails to explore

The Wanaka region provides endless options - tracks range from easy strolls beside lakes and rivers through dramatic valleys, to longer, steeper trails that reward you with jaw-dropping views.

There’s a huge variety of trails located in the Mt Aspiring National Park, from 2 hour walks to multi-day missions deep into the park. If you decide to explore some of these please remember to sign in using the New Zealand Outdoors Intentions process.

The Wanaka region is also a section of the Te Araroa Route (The Long Pathway) and is a great overnight stop as part of your journey. This 3,000km walking and tramping trail from Cape Reinga in the far north, to Bluff in the south passing right through our breath-taking region.

Wanaka is one of the most pristine parts of the world - so here's some tips on how to be a responsible traveller.

Choose what type of walking track you are after and find out more information about them below.


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Sort the tracks by their ratings::

  • Easy - mostly flat
  • Medium - undulating and some short steep pitches
  • Hard – Uphill with sustained, steep pitches – high level of fitness required 

Visit the Wanaka i-SITE Visitor Centre and the local DOC Visitor Centres for the latest track information and take a look at our maps and guides.

It’s also a great idea to check out the Outdoor Safety Code and if you decide to explore some of these please remember to sign in using the New Zealand Outdoors Intentions process.