Lake Rere LoopBeginner - Intermediate
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Front country - easily accessible
Undulating, small hills only
Native bushRiversideLakesideOpen farmlandsOpen tussock/grasslands
Beginner - Intermediate
Part of the trail traverses farm land, there are notices to ensure trail users avoid stock, there may be restrictions during lambing There are magpies here in spring
Taking the loop clockwise, cross the bridge and follow the marked route across Greenstone Station's open paddocks to Elfin Bay, where it's worth checking out the old wharf.
The climb through red beech eases before reaching picturesque Lake Rere. Pockets of mountain beech and grassland lead you to a second bridge and a climb to join the Greenstone Track.
Turn right onto the Greenstone trail: the Greenstone undulates through native bush, river flats with and lends gorgeous views of the surrounding peaks. Follow the Greenstone back to the carpark.
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Features of interest
Lake Rere (running water), a popular tourist destination in the late 19th century.
Make Up of Run
Moderate Single Track: 35%
Easy Single Track: 65%
From Glenorchy, follow the Glenorchy-Paradise Road, and then Priory Road, and the Glenorchy-Routeburn Road to cross the Dart River and then follow Kinloch Road to Kinloch. Continue along Greenstone Station Road, Lake Wakatipu will emerge on your right. Once you draw level with Pigeon Island, you should find the Greenstone Caples car park, and the start of the trail.
The parking area at the start of the trail is remote and accessed by walkers, trail users and campers. Be aware of ensuring your vehicle and belongings are secure.
Navigation is straightforward, the trail is well used and marked.
Lightweight fleece top, Short-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Survival bag, Cellphone, Map, Headtorch and spare batteries.
There is running water available at various points along the trail. Not sure about the drinking quality. There is stock running over parts of the trail at various times of year.
The trail looses the sun pretty quickly out of summer, so can be cooler than expected in the later parts of the day.
Post run indulgence
Mrs Wooleys General Store
Excellent Coffee Pies to die for
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