Glenorchy Walkway

Image: Karin Noresten | DOC

Introduction

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

Description

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, please follow the signs near Lake Wakatipu on Mull St, or at the northern end of Oban Street. For your safety, please 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.

Contacts

Whakatipu-wai-Māori / Queenstown Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 442 7935
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   queenstownvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   50 Stanley Street
Queenstown
9300
Postal Address:   PO Box 811
Queenstown 9348
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