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The Mt Isthmus track overlooks Lake Wanaka and Lake Hāwea, with great views of the Southern Alps

The starting point of the track is located at about 5min drive from Mt Isthmus villa. 

You can leave your vehicle in one of the two carparks that are located next to the track start. 

From the carpark, follow the poled route on the true right of Stewart Creek, until it joins a 4WD track. From here a steep, rocky climb winds upwards to a skyline ridge.

On reaching the ridge, a sign points to the Isthmus Peak track on the right, and on the left, the Glen Dene Ridge track takes you into the conservation area. You’ll head towards the Isthmus peak and soak in the views of both Lake Wanaka on your left and Hawea on you or right

*Seasonal restrictions*

The track is annually closed for fawning between 

20th November and 20th December.

Fitness level required:


16km return via same track

Allow 5-6 hours

Optional Upgrades

Alpine Picnic & outdoor chef prepared lunches

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