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Glenorchy Lagoon Boardwalk - Southern Circuit

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 4.5 (2)

A short trail over a beautiful wetland with plenty of bird life.


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1.6

Miles

2.6

KM

99%

Runnable

1,038' 316 m

High

932' 284 m

Low

116' 35 m

Up

98' 30 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Birding · Lake · Spring · Views · Wildflowers

Description

The trail follows a side arm of the Rees River that leads to the southern part of the Glenorchy Lagoon. At 0.6 miles the dirt road ends and you run alongside the fence of the Glenorchy Golf Course. The trail then turns north to reveal great views of the lagoon. Half a mile further, keep left and enter the lagoon over the boardwalk. There are a few benches left and right to the side of the main boardwalk that invite one to stay and observe the flora and fauna of the lagoon. Turn left at 1.3 miles to stay on the southern circuit. Cross the creek over the wooden bridge to return to the dirt road.

Flora & Fauna

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.

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Shared By:

Tilman Giese

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  4.5 from 2 votes

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in Glenorchy

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Reflections in the southern Glenorchy Lagoon
Mar 6, 2018 near Queenstown, NZ
Snow covered Mount Earnslaw
Mar 6, 2018 near Queenstown, NZ
Swans
Sep 19, 2018 near Queenstown, NZ
Meadows around the Glenorchy Lagoon
Mar 6, 2018 near Queenstown, NZ
In the middle of the lake.
Sep 19, 2018 near Queenstown, NZ
Northern Glenorchy Lagoon
Mar 6, 2018 near Queenstown, NZ

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