Dry Creek Track

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Dry Creek Track provides great backcountry opportunities for short walks, tramping and mountain biking with access to the Dry Creek and Neinei i Kura Conservation areas.

Track overview

17 km return via same track

Walking and tramping

4 - 6 hr Advanced: Tramping track

Mountain biking

Intermediate: Grade 3

Seasonal restrictions

The upper section of the Dry Creek Track is closed annually for lambing from 10 October to 21 November inclusive. 

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


For a short walk or bike ride, follow the marked track through to the conservation area of the same name before continuing up along a dry creek bed through shrub lands to the Neinei i kura Conservation Area.

Getting there

The car park access to Dry Creek, Cloudy Peak and Neinei i Kura is located on Ardgour Road, Tarras. Ardgour Road is a loop road with access either 2 km north or 6 km south of Tarras.

Know before you go

  • In summer, very hot and dry conditions are common so make sure you carry plenty of water and have adequate protection against the sun. 
  • Alpine conditions may be experienced at any time of the year, with the higher country being subject to snow during the winter months. Ensure you carry suitable clothing and study boots. Be prepared.
  • These public access tracks cross through a working high country station. Respect the landowner’s livestock and property; stay on the marked track until you reach the conservation lands, leave gates as you find them and use stiles where provided. 
  • Camping is permitted on conservation land only.


Tititea / Mount Aspiring National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 27 629 1012
Email:   mtaspiringvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   1 Ballantyne Road
Wanaka 9305
Postal Address:   PO Box 93
Wanaka 9343
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