Explore the Breast Hill Walk: A Scenic Adventure Near Lake Hāwea View

Kids Sitting At Breast Hill Summit

For those seeking a rewarding hike with stunning views and options for extended exploration, the Breast Hill Walk near Lake Hāwea is a must-visit. Conveniently located just a 15-minute drive from Lake Hāwea View, this hike offers breathtaking scenery and challenges to suit various fitness levels. Here’s everything you need to know about this remarkable trail.

Breast Hill Hike Lake Hawea

Why Choose Breast Hill?

Breast Hill provides a slightly smaller but equally captivating hiking experience compared to some of the more renowned trails in the area. Located directly opposite Lake Hāwea View, it offers quick access to spectacular views and photo opportunities, making it an ideal choice for those who want a memorable adventure without spending the entire day on the trail.

The Hiking Experience

The Breast Hill Walk begins with a moderate climb that quickly rewards hikers with stunning vistas.

  • Distance: Varies based on how far you choose to hike; the initial lookout point is approximately 20 minutes from the trailhead.
  • Difficulty: Moderate to challenging (initial section is steep but manageable; upper sections are technical and rocky)
  • Duration: Approximately 20 minutes to the first rocky outcrop; a few hours if continuing to the hut

Preparing for Your Hike

The hike up to the initial photo spot is on grassy, even terrain, though it is quite steep and will get your heart pumping. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can continue past the first lookout point, but be prepared for a more technical and rocky ascent.

  • Footwear: Wear grippy shoes suitable for steep and technical terrain, especially if you plan to hike beyond the initial lookout.
  • Timing: Consider an evening hike for stunning sunset photos looking back over Lake Hāwea.
  • Parking: There is parking available alongside the gravel road heading up to Dingleburn Station, opposite the DOC sign that marks the trail start.

Kids Sitting At Breast Hill Summit

The Views

After about 20 minutes of hiking, you’ll reach a rocky outcrop that offers stunning views of Lake Hāwea. This first lookout point is perfect for capturing breathtaking photos and enjoying a moment of tranquillity. For those who venture further, the trail continues to climb, offering increasingly dramatic scenery and eventually leading to a hut after a few hours of hiking.

Post-Hike Relaxation

After exploring the Breast Hill Walk, return to Lake Hāwea View to relax and unwind. Our accommodation offers a peaceful retreat where you can recharge and reflect on your adventure.

Plan Your Stay at Lake Hāwea View

Combine your hike with a stay at Lake Hāwea View to enjoy the best of both worlds. Our location provides easy access to the Breast Hill Walk and other local attractions, making it the perfect base for your New Zealand adventures. Book your stay with us and discover why Lake Hāwea View is the ultimate destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

For more information or to make a reservation, visit Lake Hāwea View. We look forward to welcoming you!

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