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Diamond Lake & Rocky Mountain Walk

Hill climb for glorious views near Wanaka (3hrs)

6.15 Diamond Lake & Rocky Mountain-11

You’ll find the carpark for the Diamond Lake & Rocky Mountain Walk 18km west of Wanaka on Mt Aspiring Rd.

This enjoyable walk takes in beautiful Diamond Lake, spectacular in autumn, then a climb up Rocky Mountain behind it.

Don’t miss the Wanaka viewpoint, and if you’re lucky, a sighting of Mt Aspiring (3033m) from the summit. Take the signposted eastern track going up, then the well-marked western track coming down.

Half-day hikes

Walks for Kids


Dayhikers' South Island Itinerary

Daywalks Trip in the South (2 weeks)

Text © Craig McLachlan

Image by Esmée Winnubst