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The Bain Bay Track travels through wetlands and around the lake shore to Bain Bay.

Track overview

7.2 km return via same track

Walking and tramping

2.5 hr Easy: Walking track

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


The track starts at the boat launching site opposite the Lake Brunner Lodge at Mitchells.

It follows a boardwalk through wetlands and around the lake shore to a secluded camping and picnic area at Bain Bay. Parts of the track also pass through dense forest containing kahikatea, matai and rimu, and tall tree ferns.

Both track and boardwalk can be immersed and impassable when the lake level is high.

Lake Brunner view.
Lake Brunner view

Getting there

Drive 37 km inland to Moana from Greymouth along SH7 and turn off onto the Moana Inchbonnie Scenic Route. Alternatively Moana can be accessed from SH73 by turning right at Jacksons.


Māwhera / Greymouth Office
Phone:      +64 3 768 0427
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Reefton Visitor Centre i-SITE Information Centre
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