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11 March 2015: Windfalls on Lake Rere walk

Beware of windfalls on the track. 

Introduction

A steep climb through red beech eases before reaching picturesque Lake Rere, a popular tourist destination in the late 19th century.

Track overview

Loop

Walking and tramping

4 - 6 hr Easy: Walking track

Dog access

No dogs

About this track

Description

Lake Rere, Wakatipu. Photo: C Kitai.
Lake Rere, Wakatipu

Taking the loop clockwise, cross the bridge and follow the marked route across Greenstone Station's open paddocks for an hour to Elfin Bay.

An initially steep climb through red beech eases before reaching picturesque Lake Rere (running water), a popular tourist destination in the late 19th century.

Pockets of mountain beech and grassland lead you to a second bridge and a brief climb to join the Greenstone Track.

Getting there

Park at the Greenstone carpark which is 1 hour from Glenorchy.

Know before you go

Beware of unbridged stream crossings in heavy rain.

Contacts

Whakatipu-wai-Māori / Queenstown Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 3 442 7935
Address:   50 Stanley Street
Queenstown
9300
Email:   queenstownvc@doc.govt.nz
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