Grandview Mountain Track
Located in Lake Hāwea township area in the Otago region
IntroductionTrampers are well rewarded for their effort from the upper sections of the greater Grandview Range with inspiring views over Lakes Hāwea and Wānaka and mountains beyond.
18 km return via same track
- Horse riding
The track is closed for lambing from 26 September to 7 November inclusive. The Nook Road gate to the carpark will be locked during this time.
Nook Road car park – Grandview Mountain
Time: 4 to 6 hr
Distance: 18 km
The Grandview Mountain Track (previously known as Grandview Creek Track) gives access to the vast Grandview Range.
Pockets of kānuka shrubland merge with the pastoral land on the lower section of the track before opening up to the tussockland that dominates the tops.
Climbing steadily the track passes several small remnant beech forests on the opposite side of the creek, before reaching the station boundary at 1260 m then Grandview Mountain at 1398 m; an elevation gain of 958 m from the car park.
Trampers are rewarded with stunning panoramic views over Lake Hāwea, the pastoral flats through to Lake Wānaka and local peaks. On a clear day, Mt Aspiring/Tititea’s distinct profile can be seen on the horizon.
A marked route leading from the track drops into the Grandview Creek giving access to the conservation area that bears its name. Continued travel into the conservation area becomes restricted by steep bluffs.
Grandview Mountain Track – Breast Hill-Timaru Creek Track (Nook Road car park to Timaru Creek Road near Gladstone)
Time: 9 to 12 hr
Distance: 26 km
This tramp combines Grandview Mountain Track and Grandview Ridge Track with Breast Hill Track for a full day or overnight option.
Mountain bikers can travel to Pakituhi Hut but cannot exit via the Breast Hill Track.
This is a shared us track, be aware of cyclists and other people usig this track.
Track entrance is signposted at carpark at the end of Nook Rd, approx 6 km east from the Lake Hāwea Township.
- The access track crosses Lake Hāwea Station, a working high country station. Respect livestock and property, remain on the marked track, and use the stiles where provided.
- Dogs and guns are not permitted on this access track.
- In summer, very hot and dry conditions are common so make sure you carry plenty of water and have adequate protection against the sun.
- Alpine conditions may be experienced at any time of the year, with the higher country being subject to snow during the winter months. Ensure you carry suitable clothing and sturdy boots. Be prepared.
- 1:50 000 topographical map CA 13 Lake Hāwea is recommended.
Stay safe in the outdoors
- Take the right gear for your trip: Walking and tramping gear lists.
- Tell a trusted person your plans and when to raise the alarm if you haven’t returned. Send them the information directly, or use the Outdoor Intentions form or Plan My Walk.
- Follow the five essential steps of the Land Safety Code.
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PO Box 93
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