45th Parallel Track - Walks in Cromwell, Central Otago
Von Anthony Longman, Tourism Central Otago
With a steep start and fabulous panoramic views, the 45th Parallel Loop Track is sure to get the blood pumping.
45th Parallel Track, Cromwell
A local favourite this track rewards you with beautiful views over Lake Dunstan, Cromwell and across to the Dunstan Ranges.
Park your car on State Highway 6 near the 45th parallel monument 500m past the Lowburn Inlet on SH 6, Luggate-Cromwell Road. Carefully cross the main highway then follow the track over the stile and up the Sugar Loaf.
Walk along the top of the terrace to a viewing point aligned with the 45th parallel, for some excellent photo opportunities.
You can either head back the same way or take a loop track down the Hanging Gully to Lowburn Inlet and back along the side of the Lake Dunstan to your vehicle.
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