Glenorchy Walkway

Image: Karin Noresten | DOC


This short walk over a beautiful wetland has plenty of bird life and is great for kids.

Track overview

Walking and tramping

1 - 2 hr Easy: Walking track

Dog access

Dogs on a leash only

About this track


This boardwalk track crosses wetlands with plenty of opportunity to view bird life. There are also views of Mt Earnslaw/Pikirakatahi and the surrounding ranges.

Getting there

The track starts at the northern end of Glenorchy – follow the signs near Lake Wakatipu on Mull St. For your safety, do not park or access the track from the Glenorchy Paradise Road - this is a hot spot for accidents. 

Nature and conservation

Native species include, pied stilt/poaka, South Island pied oystercatcher/torea, Australasian bittern/matuku, New Zealand shoveller/kuruwhengu, grey teal/tete (in spring), grey duck/parera, and scaup/papango. The New Zealand falcon/karearea may be seen soaring above the wetland hunting for prey.

Know before you go

In heavy or prolonged rain the Glenorchy Lagoon section of the walkway becomes flooded. Care is required.


Whakatipu-wai-Māori / Queenstown Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 442 7935
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   50 Stanley Street
Postal Address:   PO Box 811
Queenstown 9348
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