Otago

Otago

Glendhu Bay Track - OPEN

Northern Start
Ardmore St carpark, Wanaka
Southern End
Junction of Wanaka-Mount Aspiring and Motatapu Rds, Glendhu Bay
Distance
15.5km
Time
4hr
Track Standard
Road margin   Footpath   Easy tramping track   Tramping track   Route   Mixed grade  
Potential Hazards
  • Vehicles on road or track in some parts
  • Track exposed to sun, wind or cold
Description
(North to South)

This lakeside walking/bike track heads west from Wanaka around the lakeshore to Glendhu Bay, which is a popular camping area in summer time.
Head west around the lakeshore from the Wanaka Visitor’s Centre on the Ardmore St. The formed track starts beyond the parking area.

The track crosses the fringe of the Edgewater Resort’s manicured lawns on its way to the Waterfall Creek Access Rd. There is a parking area here and the track continues beyond, crossing Waterfall Creek on a footbridge.
 
The track undulates into Damper Bay and passes a private boat shed at the bay's head. Beyond Damper Bay the track continues through to Glendhu Bay Lakeside Holiday Park.  There is parking here and trampers can continue through the campground to where the section ends, at the Wanaka-Mount Aspiring Rd/Motatapu Rd junction.
 

 

Note: Map is indicative only
Extra Info

Accommodation en route
Glendhu Bay Lakeside Holiday Park - Rapid 1127, Mt Aspiring Road, Glendhu Bay, Wanaka - P: 03 443 7243 - E:  info@glendhubaymotorcamp.co.nz - Cabins, campsites and a small shop open in Summer. There is parking here and trampers can continue through the campground to where the section ends, at the Wanaka Mount Aspiring Rd/Motatapu Rd junction.

Requirements
  • Keep to the track
  • Respect private land
  • No litter
Environment
  • Take all rubbish with you
  • Use toilets provided
Amenities
(Start)
  • Full range of amenities in Wanaka
  • Car park
  • Picnic area
  • Toilets
  • Shop
  • Accommodation
Amenities
(On Route)
  • No amenities
Amenities
(End)
  • Carpark
  • Toilets in Glendhu Bay Camp Ground (open seasonally)
  • Shop in Glendhu Bay Camp Ground (open seasonally)
  • Standard Campsite
  • Accommodation in Glendhu Bay Camp Ground (open seasonally)
Closest Town(s)
Wanaka
Managed by
QLDC
Northern Start
Ardmore St carpark, Wanaka
Southern End
Junction of Wanaka-Mount Aspiring and Motatapu Rds, Glendhu Bay
Distance
15.5km
Time
4hr
Track Standard
Road margin   Footpath   Easy tramping track   Tramping track   Route   Mixed grade  
Description
(North to South)

This lakeside walking/bike track heads west from Wanaka around the lakeshore to Glendhu Bay, which is a popular camping area in summer time.
Head west around the lakeshore from the Wanaka Visitor’s Centre on the Ardmore St. The formed track starts beyond the parking area.

The track crosses the fringe of the Edgewater Resort’s manicured lawns on its way to the Waterfall Creek Access Rd. There is a parking area here and the track continues beyond, crossing Waterfall Creek on a footbridge.
 
The track undulates into Damper Bay and passes a private boat shed at the bay's head. Beyond Damper Bay the track continues through to Glendhu Bay Lakeside Holiday Park.  There is parking here and trampers can continue through the campground to where the section ends, at the Wanaka-Mount Aspiring Rd/Motatapu Rd junction.
 

 

Potential Hazards
  • Vehicles on road or track in some parts
  • Track exposed to sun, wind or cold
Description
(North to South)

This lakeside walking/bike track heads west from Wanaka around the lakeshore to Glendhu Bay, which is a popular camping area in summer time.
Head west around the lakeshore from the Wanaka Visitor’s Centre on the Ardmore St. The formed track starts beyond the parking area.

The track crosses the fringe of the Edgewater Resort’s manicured lawns on its way to the Waterfall Creek Access Rd. There is a parking area here and the track continues beyond, crossing Waterfall Creek on a footbridge.
 
The track undulates into Damper Bay and passes a private boat shed at the bay's head. Beyond Damper Bay the track continues through to Glendhu Bay Lakeside Holiday Park.  There is parking here and trampers can continue through the campground to where the section ends, at the Wanaka-Mount Aspiring Rd/Motatapu Rd junction.
 

 

Note: Map is indicative only
Extra Info

Accommodation en route
Glendhu Bay Lakeside Holiday Park - Rapid 1127, Mt Aspiring Road, Glendhu Bay, Wanaka - P: 03 443 7243 - E:  info@glendhubaymotorcamp.co.nz - Cabins, campsites and a small shop open in Summer. There is parking here and trampers can continue through the campground to where the section ends, at the Wanaka Mount Aspiring Rd/Motatapu Rd junction.

Requirements
  • Keep to the track
  • Respect private land
  • No litter
Environment
  • Take all rubbish with you
  • Use toilets provided
Amenities
(Start)
  • Full range of amenities in Wanaka
  • Car park
  • Picnic area
  • Toilets
  • Shop
  • Accommodation
Amenities
(On Route)
  • No amenities
Amenities
(End)
  • Carpark
  • Toilets in Glendhu Bay Camp Ground (open seasonally)
  • Shop in Glendhu Bay Camp Ground (open seasonally)
  • Standard Campsite
  • Accommodation in Glendhu Bay Camp Ground (open seasonally)
Closest Town(s)
Wanaka
Managed by
QLDC