From Wanaka, it’s a beautiful drive to Makarora and Haast Pass, on the route to Fox and Franz Josef glaciers.
Blue Pools || Amazing clear blue pools – just 30min walk there and back from the roadside carpark. Highly recommended. Located 74km from Wanaka, 10km past Makarora.
Following the road around the edge of Lake Wanaka leads to the Rob Roy Glacier Hike. Walk through alpine vegetation and beech forest on this walk to view Rob Roy Glacier. The walk is 10km return. The Matukituki Valley is west from Wanaka around the lake. The track starts at a swing bridge, 15 minutes from the Raspberry Flat car park.