Glendhu Bay Track

3.75 out of 5
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↑ 700 m
↓ 800 m
elevation (m)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
This lakeside walking and biking track follows the western shore of Lake Wanaka from town to Glendhu Bay. This track winds you through bush and beaches and past vineyards and farms, all the while offering breath taking views of Lake Wanaka and Mount Aspiring National Park.
At the end of the track, riders can either turn around and head back on the same track or take Wanaka-Mount Aspiring Road back to town.
added by Ginny_TorySingletrack
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (7 total check-ins)
  Lee Klancher   on Nov 24, 2016
  Copops   on Oct 22, 2016
  Copops   on Oct 22, 2016
  Copops   on Oct 22, 2016
  jcmarshall   on Jul 2, 2016
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Reviews (4)


October 31, 2016
Copops Gramcounter  
Review: An easy trail only a couple of short steep sections with loose rocks on them. Lovely views and on a fine day stunning. Stop for a coffee on the Edgewater resort on the way back.


May 8, 2016
mongwolf Epic  
Review: Gorgeous beautiful setting but not much interesting for riding in my opinion. Wide gravel track mostly.

World Champ

April 16, 2015
Review: It's a magical 31 km out and back ride around the edge of Lake Wanaka with non-stop gorgeous views of the lake and mountains.
The track is wide and gravelled. You ride it from downtown Wanaka. It starts out mellow but has some steep pinches further round.
It's a trail to ride with friends and your camera on a fine, clear day. You'll be smiling all the way and you'll be spoilt for choices of cafes or pubs when you get back to town!

Similar Trail: Waikato River Trails


June 24, 2013
Ginny_Tory Singletrack  
Review: 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!

Glendhu Bay Track MTB Trail 3.75 out of 5 based on 4 ratings. 4 user reviews.
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