Wanaka: A walker’s paradise
The recent completion of three riverside tracks will offer walkers and hikers of all ages and abilities more exercise options this summer. Designed to highlight the region’s spectacular scenery, the tracks offer a mix of scenic day and overnight excursions. The Glendhu Bay Track, Hawea River Track and Clutha River Track serve to link the outlying communities of Lake Hawea and Luggate offering stunning scenery and a variety of walks for all levels of fitness. Lake Wanaka now boasts more than 750km of recreational tracks and routes from gentle lakeside strolls to high alpine treks. Sections of the new network are incorporated in Te Araroa, a national walking and tramping trail from Cape Reinga in the north to Bluff in the south.