June 24, 2013
What a ride. This trail carves its way through the rocks along the shore of Lake Wanaka. There are a lot of technical patches, cliff faces on the sides at parts, and switch back climbs and descents. Careful around the descents, don't go TOO fast. Make sure you have tire treads that don't clog up easy for the beaches. There's 2,3 beach sand patches that will get you stuck. Especially when it's raining, the sand will clog up your treads. The trail is a nice fun challenge, but still easy enough to enjoy the fantastic views of the lake, Mt Aspiring National Park, and the two of Wanaka. There are a lot of spots along the way that you can stop, sit down, and just take in the views.
A serious must-do trail in Wanaka!