Wanaka Trail

Wanaka Trail: Gladstone Track
 Wanaka Trail (Including the Lake Hawea Trails)
Distance: Approx. 100km+
Grade: 2 to 4
Duration Fit:  2 to 3 days
Duration Leisurely: 4 to 5 days

Fitness: Average

Weather: Wanaka, like Queenstown, is surrounded by mountains so be prepared for temperature extremes and afternoon breezes. And, if a southerly wind blows through, there is the potential for snow to low levels and cold nights, even in summer.

Overview: We’ve included the Wanaka and Lake Hawea Trails in our tours, because, although they are not considered to be part of the Great Ride Network, they are of a suitable standard (trail quality, difficulty and rewarding views) to add something extra to your experience. The Wanaka Trail network offers a number of day trip options towards Lake Hawea, Luggage and Albert Town. As with the Queenstown Trails, there is enough variety and difficulty in Wanaka to keep most cycle trail riders happy.


Wanaka Trail Description

We incorporate highlights of the Wanaka Trail into our West Coast Wilderness Experience. The exact route we choose on each tour depends on a number of factors, including the group ability/preferences and the weather on the day.

Wanaka Trail Gladstone Track

Want to ride this trail? We incorporate the best of the Wanaka trail into our West Coast Wilderness Experience:

West Coast Wilderness Experience


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