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Lake Rere Walk

Intermediate

Trail

5.7 mile 9.1 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 927' 283 m
Descent: -621' -189 m
High: 1,622' 494 m
Low: 1,024' 312 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 30% (17°)

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Trail shared by Russell Hobart

A pretty trail off of the Greenstone Track

Russell Hobart

Features Lake · River/Creek · Views

Description

When put together with the Greenstone Track and the Caples Track this makes for a great day hike loop trail.

From the parking lot, you jump on the Caples Track and very quickly turn left and cross a bridge to the trail. The first mile sends you through open grasslands until you pull up along Lake Wakatipu. You'll stay on a ridge above the lake in beech forest until you drop down to Elfin Bay.

From here the trail builds up and cuts west into a valley with thick forest. After about a mile of mostly uphill, you drop back down to Lake Rere. Skirt the edge of the lake until you start to curve down along side a hill and you arrive at the Greenstone River.

Make your way along the river until you drop down to meet the a suspension bridge that crossing the river. On the otherside of the bridge you can jump on the Greenstone Track which you can take down river to get back to the parking lot.

Flora & Fauna

Red beech trees. Some birds include tomtits/miromiro, fantails/pīwakawaka, rifleman/tītipounamu, brown creeper/pipipi and South Island robin/kakaruai. Greenstones (black serpintine) which are used for traditional Maori crafts can be found along the rivers.

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Dec 24, 2019
Kelvin Nicholson
Lots of cows and pastureland.

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in Glenorchy

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Photos

Approaching Lake Rere from the Greenstone Track.
Dec 26, 2019 near Queenstown, NZ
Overlooking Lake Wakatipu.
Dec 26, 2019 near Queenstown, NZ
Looking down the Greenstone River
Oct 2, 2019 near Queenstown, NZ
Crystal waters of Lake Rere
Oct 2, 2019 near Queenstown, NZ
Looking from Elfin Bay
Oct 2, 2019 near Queenstown, NZ

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