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The full trail takes up to 3 hours to the top of the Rocky Mountain track, the route is graded... read more

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Diamond lake loop

Amazing views of the valley, town and lakes. To do the full walk takes about 3 hours but will take... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The full trail takes up to 3 hours to the top of the Rocky Mountain track, the route is graded medium/hard. On a spring day the views from the top are well worth the effort. Track is steep in places (westward route) with some tricky...More

Thank Anne_W503
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Amazing views of the valley, town and lakes. To do the full walk takes about 3 hours but will take you right to the mountain top. Take a special treat to celebarte the view and place your rock on the pile.Requires a fair amount of...More

1  Thank Miranda O
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Have you ever reached a summit and just started crying from pure beauty? Well that was me 2 weeks ago on my way to the Rocky Mountain Summit. A mix between a different untouched planet and Land before time. I have never seen beauty like...More

2  Thank DeborahM1528
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend heading out around the lake for this walk. Quite a steep walk up to the lake and lookout but well worth it for the million dollar views. Make sure you go as far as the Wanaka lookout and if you’ve got extra energy...More

1  Thank KateMNZ
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Went on a cold day after a failed trip to Roy’s peak, the scenery was beautiful and was really fun. Recommended to everyone. If you want a fun and easy hike with amazing scenery the diamond lake lookout is just perfect. Walked the lookout up...More

1  Thank InterestingViews123
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I are amateur hikers but really enjoyed the challenges of this hike. We took the eastern route going up and western route coming down. If you’re looking for something less challenging, take the western route up and back. We felt the eastern...More

1  Thank 331travelbug
Reviewed 11 April 2018

The track starts at the Diamond Lake conservation car park so we left the city heading west - to Glendhu Bay camp, with the lake on the right hand at all times. The Diamond Lake Conservation parking lot is also on the right side of...More

Thank jilo_13
Reviewed 29 March 2018

A superb walk starting with a short incline up to Diamond Lake then a slightly more rugged loop track of the "Rocky Mountain" superb views over Lake Wanaka from the West of the Lake and a super reasonable 2.5-3hr hike

Thank Jo_Day_Wanaka
Reviewed 23 March 2018

We loved this hike up to Rocky Mountain Peak. It has great views of Lake Wanaka, Mt. Aspiring National park and the farms below.

Thank MequonTravelers
Reviewed 21 March 2018

On a late afternoon we decided to do the diamond lake track and we added the lake Wanaka view point to it. It was not a long walk but definitely worth it! It was very quiet and the views over Lake Wanaka were stunning! We...More

1  Thank Sabine R
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