Chain Hills Track, Lindis Valley
Lindis Peak Track is closed for lambing between 10 October and 5 December.
McPhies Ridge Track: Pleasant Valley carpark and the public access tracks that extend from it are closed for lambing from 10 October to 5 December.
Turnoff SH8 onto Goodger Road and, depending on the season and road condition, drive along the unsealed road to the Tim Burn or Pleasant Valley carparks. You can walk, run or bike from either carpark, Each has a panel with a map of the area and its tracks. The small Coal Creek Conservation Area protects a native fishery.
Time: 2-2.5 hr one way
Distance: 9 km
Time: 1.5-2 hr one way
Distance: 7 km
Time: 1-1 hr one way
Distance: 5 km
Time: 6-7.5 hr
Distance: 25 km
The route along Dunstan Creek follows the marginal strip, the farm track is private.
Time: 5-6 hr return
Distance: 16 km
The track start is by Faithful Road, near the turnoff from SH8. The track to the 1,226 m summit has great panoramic views of the surrounding area, from the impressive St Bathans Range in the east, to the Southern Alps and Mount Aspiring/Tititea in the west.
The reserve is 6 km down Old Faithful Road and can be reached by vehicle, on foot or by mountain bike. The main focus here is the old stone Lindis Hotel. The nearby Lindis River was the site of Otago's first gold discovery.
Camping is available in the reserve behind the hotel.
The Lindis Valley is 30 minutes drive from Wanaka on SH8, between Tarras and Omarama.
Be avalanche alert: This area has terrain that can produce avalanches that cross the track, usually from May into November. View avalanche information.