AYT Note: This blog is a part of the Sweaty New Zealand Challenge Series: 15 days & 15 ways to sweat. The purpose of an Athlete. Yogi. Traveler. Adventure  is to take ourselves off the beaten path and into new territory. New places, new people, new scenery, new ways to sweat. Game on.


The South Island of New Zealand is known for its outdoor adventures, adrenaline rushes, and rugged horizons. Wanaka is no exception with its snow-capped mountains hugging the clear waters of the fourth largest lake in New Zealand.

An hour and twenty drive from the oh-so frequented Queenstown, Wanaka is your laid back lakeside town with more walking, hiking, and biking paths you’ll know what to do with. After your adventurous day of wandering, kick your feet up at the local lakeside winery or pub and cheers your mate for a day well spent!


*3-4hrs, appx. 15 kilometers.

*Tramping through different types of terrain (rolling hills, vineyards, lakeside, forest).

*You discover stunning views as you wrap around each new cove along the lake.

*LOVE: You’re on your own time. We only saw a handful of people. If you don’t have time to make it all the way to Glendhu Bay, you have the ease of turning back whenever you need to (we have to make it back in time for Happy Hour, right?).

*Need a break? Stop at Wine Glass Cafe at EdgeWater for a cappuccino pick-me-up.

*Soak up the view at Rippon Winery overlooking the panoramic view. 12-5pm Cellar Door, hours can change with the season.

*Option for intermediate mountain biking.

*For maps & tracks, this will help!

Awesome Products We Rocked

*Injinji socks: No blisters! (Performance midweight no-show, Performance midweight mini-crew)

*GoPro: What a view! (Hero2)

*Vibram shoes: Connect with the earth. (KSO Treksport, Spyridon)

*CamelBak: Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. (3-Liter Alpine Explorer, 3-Liter Fourteener)

*RawRev: Raw nutritional bars. Yum!

*COOLA: Organic suncare that is good for you and the earth? Can’t go wrong with that. (Sunscreen Spray SPF 35 Sport, Unscented Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30)




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Great success!