Hike back out the Matukituki valley, bike the Hawea River Trail
After a delicious breakfast of hot porridge in the mountain hut, we’ll get one last glance at Mount Aspiring before we get back on the track and retrace our footsteps to the trail head. We’ll have a quick lunch in Wanaka before hitting the trail again, but this time on wheels! We’re fitted with 21 speed hardtail mountain bikes and take to the Hawea River trail for a different view of the amazing scenery. This gently undulating trail follows the Hawea River bank, and provides lots of great places to stop and soak in the scenery. We have our own vehicle, so there are options to do more or less biking today. We’ll ride through right into the heart fo Wanaka and all enjoy a final celebratory dinner to acknowledge the amazing week of adventures we’ve had.
ACCOMMODATION: Wanaka Hotel
Hiking: 8.8km, -120m, 3 hours, Biking: 15-20km, 2-3 hours