The Outlet track

Image: Chrissy Wickes | DOC


The Outlet and Hikuwai Link tracks cross the Hikuwai Conservation Area. They offer views of the Clutha River/ Mata–Au and Lake Wānaka.

Track overview

600 m one way | 6 km return

Walking and tramping

1 hr 30 min return Easiest: Short walk

Mountain biking

Easy: Grade 2

Dog access

Dogs allowed. Keep dog under control at all times.

About this track


Outlet Track

Time: 1 hr 30 min return starting from carpark
Distance: 6 km return

This popular track follows the beautiful Clutha River/Mata – Au on the first stages of its journey to the sea.

The track offers joggers, cyclist and walkers golden colours in Autumn and cool shade in summer.

Hikuwai Link Track

Time: 40 min return from the Outlet Track
Distance: 1200 m return

This track starts at the Gunn Road entrance to Hikuwai and finishes at the junction with the Outlet Track.


The section of the Clutha river by the Outlet track is limited to fly fishing. Spinning is not allowed. A current fishing licence from Fish and Game New Zealand is required.

Mountain biking

These are shared-use tracks. Follow the mountain bikers code: respect others, respect the rules, respect the track.

Getting there

You can access the Outlet track from the carpark at the bottom of Gunn Road in Albert Town. You can also access it from the carpark at the end of the Outlet Road near the campground.
Access the Hikuwai Link Track from Gunn Road or from the Outlet track.

Know before you go

  • Cycling tracks: There is a range of cycling tracks, some suitable for kids, made by Bike Wanaka in partnership with the DOC. See the Bike Wanaka website for details.


Tititea / Mount Aspiring National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 27 629 1012
Address:   1 Ballantyne Road
Wanaka 9305
Postal Address:   PO Box 93
Wanaka 9343
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