Glenorchy Walkway, Glenorchy NZ

An easy circuit walk through a wetland near the town of Glenorchy, at the very picturesque northern end of Lake Wakatipu.

Glenorchy Walkway

Glenorchy Walkway is a flat and relatively short circuit walk through a wetland near the town of Glenorchy, at the northern end of Lake Wakatipu. It’s a spectacular area, and this walk is a good option if you want to stretch your legs surrounded by many high mountains. The track is constructed the whole way, and entirely flat, so you don’t need any special gear.

There’s more information on the DOC website

Glenorchy Walkway: The Scenery

Pretty mediocre photography I’m afraid, but this is now going back a bit…

Glenorchy Walkway
Lupins
Glenorchy Walkway
Mt Larkins and other peaks on the left.
Glenorchy Walkway
A bit of a hazy photo of the Humboldt Mountains (on the right).
Glenorchy Walkway
Not sure if these yellow bushes are native, but there are lots of them in this area in the summer, and they are very attractive.

Glenorchy Walkway

Glenorchy Walkway
Mt Earnslaw/Pikirakatahi to the right, and Mt Alfred centre. Mt Alfred makes for an excellent day hike, (but you may have to ask for permission from the land owners to access the summit).

Author: Edward Hathway

I'm a clinical psychologist and keen hiker.

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