Outram Glen is a popular picnic and swimming area. The track is made up of an easy walking track and then a more difficult tramping track.
The easy walking track begins at the Outram Glen picnic area off Outram Mosgiel Road. After 20 – 30min the walking track transitions into a tramping track. At this point, a short track provides access to the water, while the tramping track leads to a long traverse above the Taieri River.
After about 1 hour the track returns to the river and soon reaches the confluence of Lee Stream/Taieri River junction. There are numerous swimming options.
Outram Glen is 23 km from Dunedin via Three Mile Hill. Approaching Outram township, turn right immediately after crossing the Taieri River Bridge. Stay on the gravel road that runs alongside the river to reach the carpark.
Auckland, Northland and parts of the Waikato are at Level 3. DOC huts and campsites are closed in these regions. The rest of New Zealand is at Level 2.