Lake Rere Guided Walk
Make the most of the incredible Queenstown landscape with a guided walk
Depart with your fishing guide from the Matakauri Jetty for a leisurely three hour troll across Lake Wakatipu to Elfin Bay. Any spoils collected enroute will be filleted ready for smoking on the shores of Lake Rere to accompany your picnic lunch.
Take a tramp to picturesque Lake Rere in the Greenstone Valley and follow in the footsteps of early Maori, who on Pounamu gathering expeditions, discovered it was the easiest route from the West Coast to the Dart Valley. The 14km loop track is suitable for moderately fit walkers who are happy with a four to five-hour hike on good quality shingle track.
Enter ancient beech forest and proceed through private farmland high above the shores of Lake Wakatipu for stunning views of Mt Earnslaw to the north. As the track climbs gently away prepare to be dwarfed by natural rock consisting of huge sandstone and schist boulders.
Continue to the north of the lake before stopping for a bite to eat on the shores of Lake Rere. As the track continues over a footbridge crossing the Greenstone River look out for large trout that are often spotted here.