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Diamond Lake & Rocky Mountain walks

Wanaka, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7660
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Rocky Mountain Hike

Let me start off by saying that in the 3.5 weeks we've been in NZ, every sign has always told you... read more

Reviewed yesterday
256 well maintained steps to the lookout.

We took the track that was short and described as easy. The first part from the car park is up a... read more

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“west trail” (3 reviews)
Wanaka, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7660
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Reviewed yesterday

Let me start off by saying that in the 3.5 weeks we've been in NZ, every sign has always told you the amount of time it takes to complete a hike/walk, i.e. return. So, we assumed the 1.5 hours listed was return--boy, were we wrong....More

Thank KD6889
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the track that was short and described as easy. The first part from the car park is up a moderately inclined 4x4 track, accessible by only the landowner presumably. Reaching the lake, there's a flat path under the trees which is a good...More

Thank laNyonsaise
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best half day track as it offers very rewarding and awe inspiring views, despite a 1-2 hr steep tramp. The tracks are 2 loops, equal in distance, thus offering varied routes up/down. I'd recommend this in most weather types except for extremes....More

Thank havertydaniel
Reviewed 14 January 2018

This is a fantastic 2.5 to 3 hour hike, up a rocky track, sometimes turning into a bit of a goat path on the side of the mountain. Well worth the effort, the panoramic views at the top are incredible. Well sign-posted, with an eastern...More

Thank Ann T
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

We took the diamond lakes walk to the top on a hot day via the car park. It took around an hour and a half. In NZ they probably call it an easy to moderate walk. You need to be fit though. Its pretty steep...More

Thank SteveDDD
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Beautiful walk and when it is hot it is a lovely evening walk. There is a small climb to a beautiful view. Long drop at the start of the walk, but there is no tap for water so take your own. The Dimond lake is...More

Thank 422iana
Reviewed 7 December 2017

20 minutes drive out of Wanaka you find the car park. 5 minutes to Diamond Lake, then a steeper uphill, initially on steps, but winding path follows. Best to do Western route up, and Eastern down.

Thank Sue G
Reviewed 22 November 2017

A nice maintained track for short walks and a little bit of physical excursion up to the lookout. A fair few steps up to the lookout but you are rewarded by a very nice vista and peaceful outlook, not to mention overlooking a lovely lake....More

Thank CathKeith
Reviewed 13 November 2017

This is a difficult hike with a lot of uphill. The trail is good and views at the top are amazing. The short walk around Diamond Lake is beautiful. If you choose this hike be prepared for some hill work.

Thank Mike_B52033
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

View from the lake wanaka view point was beautiful. We were chasing an easier day after a few strenuous hikes over the previous days. If you are ok climbing stairs this is an easy and quite short walk.

Thank yatesy82
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