Image: Karin Noresten | DOC
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.
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.
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.
In heavy or prolonged rain the Glenorchy Lagoon section of the walkway becomes flooded. Care is required.