The track starts from the carpark and follows an old road to Diamond Lake.
From Diamond Lake, the track climbs steeply on a well formed track to a viewing platform above the lake. From here there are two options:
Mountain biking is permitted to Diamond Lake only.
The surrounding bluffs are very popular with rock or sport climbers, especially in summer when there is no ice on these southerly faces.
Diamond Lake Conservation Area is 18.5 km west of Wanaka on the Wanaka-Mount Aspiring Road.
Extreme care is required on these walks during winter. Because of ice, the Diamond Lake Track may not be suitable to walk.
The Diamond Lake Conservation Area's landscape has been carved by Ice Age glaciers, with stands of native forest and shrubland nestling into bluff systems.
Diamond Lake and The Rocky Summit tracks, in the Wanaka region, were the brainchild of one man, Stuart Landsborough. Thanks to Stuart they are much easier for us all to enjoy. Watch this video to learn more.
These interesting short and overnight walks are great options for getting outdoors with children.