Lake Rere

Track category

Walking track


4 - 6 hr return


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.

Plan and prepare

Note: Beware of unbridged stream crossings in heavy rain.


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