Lake Daniell Track begins from the Marble Hill camping area located 5 km east of Springs Junction on the Lewis Pass Highway. Turn off the highway onto a gravel road and drive several hundred metres till you come to a shelter on the left hand side.
Nature and conservation
On the track to the lake you may encounter tomtit, rifleman, robin, tui, fernbird, silvereye, grey warbler, bellbird, and even kaka or kakariki.
Lake Daniell is within the Maruia Waka Huia special biodiversity area. Keeping the many rare wildlife and plant species of the Maruia area safe from introduced predators requires a massive conservation effort.
You may encounter some of the many predator traps along the way that are part of this effort.
Know before you go
Before you go into the outdoors, tell someone your plans and leave a date to raise the alarm if you haven't returned. To do this, use the New Zealand Outdoors Intentions process on the AdventureSmart website. It is endorsed by New Zealand's search and rescue agencies and provides three simple options to tell someone you trust the details about your trip.