Otematata Lakes Hotel

Near the beginning of Benmore Track

Benmore Track
Scenic Walk

The lookout above Benmore Dam is the starting point for the Benmore Track.


Looking towards Mt Cook (Aoraki)

Lake Benmore seen from the track

Be sure to take your camera, so you can take advantage of the many photo opportunities.

Stunning rock formations like this one are common.

Stunning rock  formation

The track winds through mature pine and deciduous trees to its northern-most point.

On a fine day, Mt Cook (Aoraki) is visible from here.

North-west view

Benmore Track



The track then doubles back across the hills above the lookout.

The round trip takes about 2 hours.

Benmore Track

There is a magnicifent view of Loch Laird, the Waitaki River, and Otematata Village.

Benmore Track

Loch Laird, Waitaki River,  Otematata

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