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Braemar Road to Landslip Creek

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The first part of this walk is through a marked public access easment on private farmland. It is important to respect the landowner’s property and keep your distance from any livestock. Only stray from the marked track if it is to go around livestock. 

The public access easment is also on the top of an ancient glacial terrace. As a result, you will notice that the vegetation is entirely grassland. Therefore, the track does not offer much shade or protection from the wind.

Once you reach Landslip Creek, you will be on the public conservation land. Follow the marked route to Braemar Dome under Mt Stevenson. Though the route is uphill, the incline is not steep.

The landscape and incline makes this track an easy (though long) walk. However, for the same reasons, it is a simple mountain biking track and a popular ski-touring track in the winter. 

As the road to this walk is quite out of the way, this track is most popular with locals and those looking for time away from the busier areas such as Mount Cook and Tekapo. This is a perfect region for a quiet getaway.

Quick Facts

        • Location: Lake Pukaki, South Island, New Zealand
        • Time needed: 3 hour walk
        • Distance: 10 km
        • Difficulty: Medium
        • Bikes allowed: This is a shared mountain bike track.
        • Route: One way
        • Elevation: Unknown
        • Wet Feet: Unknown
        • Toilets: No
        • Dogs: No
        • Mobile Coverage: Yes, very good
        • Last Updated: May, 2020
  • Track Highlights

    Parts of this track offer views of the surrounding mountains.

  • Track Quality

    This is a shared mountain bike track. It is an easy uphill track.

  • Hazards


  • Transport


  • Water


  • Driving Instructions

    From SH8, turn into Hayman Road at the bottom of Lake Pukaki. This road turns into Braemar Road, where you will see a DOC signed car park.

  • Shops or Restaurants nearby


  • Area & Track History

    Lake Pukaki is the largest of the 3 lakes in the Mackenzie Basin, the other two being Lake Ohau and Lake Tekapo. The lake’s iconic deep blue colour is achieved by the finely ground minerals carried in the glacier-fed waters.

  • Camping & huts on or near the walk

    No camping on this walk

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