Walking and Hiking

Lake Hawea and Wanaka offers some of the best hiking in New Zealand, from short walks along the lakes and rivers to multi-day guided adventures in Mount Aspiring National Park.Lake Hawea Hotel is on the doorstep to 12 different walking tracks. There are walks to suit everybody - ranging from 10 minutes to 6 hours.Lake Hawea Hotel can provide you with packed lunches, and our courtesy coach (max 10 people) can deliver you and pick you up from your walk/hike.

From Lake Hawea township you can find an excellent walk by following the Timaru River Road to Timaru Creek, a picnic and camping area. The trail that begins here leads through a valley of beech forest until it flattens onto a braided river bed.Hike to the majestic Rob Roy Glacier walk and picnic by a cascading waterfall with native alpine parrots for company, while listening to the cracks of the hanging glacier high overhead.