Doing some excercise: Walk along Clutha River and up Diamond Lake/Rocky Mountain
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October 26th, 2008 – by: robkouw
On the Sunday, weather was superb, so got up early and went up for a walk along Clutha River (the first piece, as it starts from Lake Wanaka).
Amazing blue/green water, where you'd easily could see through, and see the trout swimming around. After half an hour walk and 15 minutes run, we got back to the place in Albert Town to prepare for the afternoon, going up a walking track called Diamond Lake, with Rocky Mountain (775m) above, wherefrom you got a superb view on Lake Wanaka and lots of mountains (if very clear even Mount Aspiring (more than 3300m)
This was a 3 hours loop walk. It's got very steep parts, with lots of rocks. Good thing is that there's a eastern and western track, so you don't have to go back the way you came from.
When we got to the top, the stunning scenery was waiting for us. The Treble Cone ski area just across the road, a little further Black Peak, and in far distance a clear view on Mount Aspiring. Very close on the other side was a beautiful Lake Wanaka.
You could also see Wanaka from the top.
At the end of the day we were curious if we could find the top of Rocky Mountain from lakeside Wanaka (sometimes you can't see the difference between all the mountains and hills!)
So a good day, all the beers that I had during vacation have been sweaten off and a camera full of pictures!
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