IntroductionThis access track to the Bendigo Conservation Area provides good views of Lake Dunstan and the Pisa Range.
This public easement will lead you from SH8 up a steep farm track to the boundary of Bendigo Conservation Area near Pt 1035. There are good views of Lake Dunstan and the Pisa Range from the tops.
Although the track ends at the conservation area boundary, experienced trampers with navigational skills can carry on cross-country to the summits of Mount Kinaki (1,309 m) and Mount Apiti (1,509 m), or all the way through to Thomson Gorge Road.
The track starts from a small car park located along SH8 on the eastern side of Lake Dunstan, 9 km north of Cromwell.
Your safety is your responsibility. Stay safe in the outdoors and follow the five essential steps of the Land Safety Code.
The Central Otago climate can swing to either extreme in the course of a day. In winter the ranges are blanketed in snow, a complete contrast to the dry and very hot conditions of summer. Prepare for these extremes with suitable clothing and equipment: sun hat, sun screen, water, warm and waterproof clothing and suitable footwear.
When walking ensure that you have a map and compass. The relevant NZTopo50 series map for this area is CB13 Tarras.