“Enjoy a short run over a beautiful wetland with plenty of bird life.”
— Tilman Giese
Birding · Lake · Views · Wildflowers
The northern circuit is an extension of the Glenorchy Lagoon Boardwalk - Southern Circuit
that leads through more wetland around the lagoon. Most of the trail is on the wooden boardwalk with great views of the lagoon itself and the surrounding mountains.
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.