View of Lake Hāwea from the track
Image: DOC



Walk or mountain bike this track to Isthmus Peak (1385 m) and cross the undulating skyline ridge.

The track overlooks Lake Wānaka and Lake Hāwea, with great views of the Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana. 

16 km return via same track

Walking and tramping

5 to 7 hr Advanced: Tramping track

Mountain biking

Expert: Grade 5

Seasonal restrictions

November to December – These tracks are annually closed for fawning between 20 November and 20 December.

March to May – Safari hunting takes place on Glen Dene Station. Be alert and stay visible, especially during the March to May roar hunting season.

Stay safe in the outdoors

  1. Choose the right trip for you. Learn about the route and make sure you have the skills for it.
  2. Understand the weather. Check weather forecasts
  3. Pack warm clothes and extra food. Check gear lists
  4. Share your plans and take ways to get help. Share directly or use the Outdoor Intentions form or Plan My Walk. Take a distress beacon. 
  5. Take care of yourself and each other.


Wānaka Tititea/Mount Aspiring National Park Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 443 7660
Address 1 Ballantyne Road
Wānaka 9305
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