Dingle Burn Peninsula Track

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The Dingle Burn Peninsula Track is a pleasant walk to the Turihuka Conservation Area. It also provides access into Hāwea Conservation Park via the Dingle Burn and Hunter River Tracks.

Track overview

11 km one way return via same track

Walking and tramping

6 - 8 hr Easy: Walking track

Mountain biking

Advanced: Grade 4

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


From the carpark follow the 4WD road, on foot or bicycle, above the lake to Rocky Point around the bluffs. On clear days Mount Aspiring/Tititea can be seen from here. After about an hour and a half the road reaches Silver Island Bay. Here the public track leaves the road and crosses the Silver Burn. It then climbs and sidles around the peninsula's western side for spectacular views into the Hunter valley.

The Turihuka Conservation Area is at the mouth of the Dingle Burn and 5 km on from the Silver Burn. It is a basic camping site with a picnic table and toilet.

The Hunter River Valley Track and Dingle Burn Track are signposted from here.

Mountain biking

Biking on the formed track is permitted from the carpark to Turihuka Conservation Area and beyond to the Hunter Valley. The Dingle Burn Track is walking access only.

Getting there

From Lake Hāwea Township follow the unsealed Dingleburn Station Road to the public carpark. No vehicle access is permitted beyond this point. 

Know before you go

Unbridged rivers: There are river and stream crossings that become hazardous in heavy rain or snowmelt. Be prepared to turn back.


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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