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BANNOCKBURN BRIDGE

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The sign at the entrance to Bannockburn says it all “Welcome to the heart of the desert”. Crossing the bridge you’ll enter a unique landscape that is scarred by the 1860’s gold rush, and rejuvenated by viticulture. Some of New Zealands most significant Pinot Noir is grown here.

Up the short rise from the trail you can venture down Felton Road with it’s incredible range of vineyards and cellar doors, or continue to the Bannockburn village. You’ll find the beginning of the trail that will eventually link Bannockburn with Queenstown running alongside Felton rd. 

Following the Lake Dunstan Trail as it turns under the bridge you’ll enter the inlet, a favourite family spot for swimming and boating, nestled amongst yet more stellar vineyards. This is a truly gorgeous part of the trail with many great photo opportunities. 

lake dunstan trail water

There are no public water fountains available here. If you need water then you will need to purchase from the cafe.

lake dunstan trail food
bannockburn hotel

Bannockburn Hotel – Wine Country Restaurant & Bar

A popular local spot with excellent views of vineyards, mountains and stellar landscapes. Over 200 wines available with a tapas or share style menu. Hours ...
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Black Rabbit Cafe

Serves an all day menu along with a hot and cold cabinet food and coffee. Both relaxed and formal family and pet friendly dining. Hours ...
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lake dunstan trail toilets

Bannockburn Inlet Public Toilets

The toilets are in the carpark not far from where the trail passes.  Please note that the water from these toilets is not potable. 
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