Glendhu Bay Track

  • Walking
  • Cycling

This lakeside walking/bike track heads west from Wānaka around the lakeshore to Glendhu Bay, which is a popular camping area in summer time (and home to the famous Wanaka Tree)

Head west around the lakeshore from the Wānaka Visitor’s Centre on the Ardmore Street. The formed track starts beyond the parking area.

The track crosses the fringe of the Edgewater Resort’s manicured lawns on its way to the Waterfall Creek Access Road. There is a parking area here and the track continues beyond, crossing Waterfall Creek on a footbridge.

The track undulates into Damper Bay and passes a private boat shed at the bay's head. Beyond Damper Bay the track continues through to Glendhu Bay Lakeside Holiday Park. There is parking here and trampers can continue through the campground to where the section ends, at the Wānaka-Mount Aspiring Road/Motatapu Road junction.


Potential hazards:

  • Vehicles on road or track in some parts
  • Track exposed to sun, wind or cold

How to get here

Northern Start: Ardmore Street carpark, Wānaka

Southern End: Junction of Wānaka-Mount Aspiring and Motatapu Roads, Glendhu Bay

Track Elevation

Map of Track

More information

Te Araroa Otago trail notes, including information about accommodation, transport and resupplying

Mountain Safety Council Plan My Trip
Page last updated: Jun 11, 2021, 12:30 PM