Twizel Walking & Hiking Guide

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Here’s our pick of the best walks & hiking tracks in Twizel

Even though Twizel is a great place to stay if you’re heading up Mount Cook, it does have plenty of nice walks around town. Built in the 1960s, Twizel was purpose-built for workers on the Upper Waitaki Power Scheme. Twizel is also handy to 5 stunning lakes including Lake Ruataniwha, famous for rowing and Formula One boating.

Below are our favourite walks & hiking tracks in Twizel for your enjoyment. Walks are listed randomly and include full details along with stunning photos taken by us. You’ll find points of interest, track highlights, history, track quality, elevation, and a personal run down on what we think about the walk. Twizel is an inspiring place to explore with plenty of great walking trails.

List of all walks in Twizel

Grovers Hill Walk and Frog Rock Lookout in Roxburgh - Copyright Freewalks.nz Feature image Canterbury RegionSouth Island

Baikie Hut

9 km • 3 hours • Medium

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Grovers Hill Walk and Frog Rock Lookout in Roxburgh - Copyright Freewalks.nz Feature image Canterbury RegionSouth Island

Ben Ohau Peak Walk

5 km • 4 hours • Medium

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South Island Pukaki Boulders Lake Pukaki - NZ Canterbury RegionSouth Island

Pukaki Boulders

200 m • 10 minutes • Easy

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Grovers Hill Walk and Frog Rock Lookout in Roxburgh - Copyright Freewalks.nz Feature image Canterbury RegionSouth Island

Pukaki Flats Walk

6 km • 2 hours • Easy

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Grovers Hill Walk and Frog Rock Lookout in Roxburgh - Copyright Freewalks.nz Feature image Canterbury RegionSouth Island

Twizel River Trail

24 km • 5-6 hours • Medium

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Grovers Hill Walk and Frog Rock Lookout in Roxburgh - Copyright Freewalks.nz Feature image Canterbury RegionSouth Island

Twizel Walkway

9 km • 2.5 hours • Easy

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I always use Booking.com instead of Airbnb for all my accommodation now. It works out cheaper, they don’t have those extra “Service Fees” or extra “cleaning fees”. Looks cheap until you get to pay. Plus Booking.com have a lot of holiday homes now, pretty much the same selection as Airbnb. You won’t miss out on the range.