Wanaka to Hawea bike

A 1 minute read, Posted by Chris Scott on 28 Jun 2021
In Activities
Tags holiday, mountain bike

One morning in Wanaka, we hired a couple of mountain bikes and cycled out to Lake Hawea and back. It was a cold start to the day and took us a long time to warm up. We set out from Wanaka and cycled along a trail following the edge of the lake. When we reached the lake outlet the trail passed through a campsite we had stayed in previously, after which it narrowed down for a more technical section.

Cold start

In general the tracks were well formed and signposted. Apparently the section of track between Albert Town and the suspension bridge had just been opened a few days earlier. There were great views of the mountains in the background most of the way. We even saw a couple of red and white Border Collies out for a walk along the way; Lomond would have been at home there.

Trail between Albert Town and Hawea

We stopped at Hawea for some lunch in front of the lake, including a brief stop at “Scott’s beach”, before heading back the way we came and back to the hotel for a hot shower.

Lake Hawea



Outlet track Lake Wanaka outlet Lake Hawea Lake Hawea Lake Hawea tree Trail Trail


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