Last Updated: 9th Apr 2024


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Deans Bank Loop

Wanaka, Otago

Submitted by Sally Law

Last Updated: 9th Apr 2024


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Grunt Factor: 11 ?

Gnarl Factor: 16 ?








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Type of Run

Urban fringe


Undulating, small hills only

Dog Friendly

Plantation/exotic forest


Open tussock/grasslands


Run Makeup


Easy Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +6.6%

Average Downhill Gradient: -6.4%


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This is a multi-use track that is shared with mountain bikers. For safety reasons all users are directed to travel in a clock-wise direction. The trail is well established and users are unlikely to get lost. If someone were to get off track it would be fairly straightforward to find it again.

Great vistas of surrounding mountains and of the Clutha River.

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Parking is easy next to the track start. No public transport.

7 km

8 minutes




Generally good.

Thermal leggings, Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map

No water on the trail.

Track is in pretty good condition year round. Hot, dry summers and cold winters.

Ritual Cafe
47 Helwick Street, Wanaka
Best carrot cake in town.

Federal Diner
47 Helwick Street, Wanaka
Great coffee and eats. Best cheese scones in town.

Kai Whaka Pai cafe & bar
Cnr Helwick & Ardmore Streets
Cool place to hang out with a beer, watching the world go by.

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Dan Martin

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Trail Reviews

Really enjoyed this trail but accidentally acquired an extremely keen trail running dog along the way. Monty belongs to a house in Dublin Bay if this happens to anyone else 😂

Richele McKenzie

January 4, 2022

Great little flattish loop track for days when you don’t want a big epic adventure. Lovely views along the way and a nice mix of forest and open tussock

Rachel Purcell

September 14, 2020

One of my favourite local flatter trails. Very flowy in parts and generally not heavily populated with mountain bikers as you might assume there would be.

Rachel Bridgewater

May 15, 2020

Very nice flowy single track that close to Wanaka with some nice views of the river and surrounding hills. A good combination with the Outlet track and Mt Roy to do a bigish loop from Wanaka. Mountain bikers seem to use the track a lot more than walkers/runners, so be aware of what is coming up behind and be courteous :)

Ian Gilmour

March 8, 2020

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