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