Glenorchy Lagoon Boardwalk, Glenorchy

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Take an easy stroll along Glenorchy Lagoon Boardwalk, where you can soak up the breathtaking views and abundant nature of the lagoon and surrounding mountains. Capture pictures of Mt. Earnslaw (known also, in Māori, as Pikirakatahi) at one of the many viewing platforms, among the scenery where Peter Jackson filmed scenes for "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy. Numerous benches dotted along the walkway provide great places to picnic, all offering fine views of the surrounding landscape. An abundant diversity of nature in and around the lagoon, including the famous black swan, make it a fantastic spot for keen bird watchers and families alike. With our online itinerary creator, Glenorchy attractions like Glenorchy Lagoon Boardwalk can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Did a half-day return roadtrip from Queenstown. Was a spectacular day, with great views and wild life galore. The lagoon was covered in black swans. Still think it was the single best view I've seen i...  more »
  • Nice walk, will take you just over an hour. Suggest you come to Glenorchy while in Queenstown and spend a half day here, very scenic.  more »
  • Not a hike ... good basic walk ... Differing length options for the walks ... Some stunning views ... Beautiful spots to just stop n think  more »
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  • I'm honestly not sure if I went to the same boardwalk as the other reviewers, but apart from an alright view of the lake and a pretty cool-looking tree with no leaves, everything else was just swamps and/or dreary ponds. It's still a pretty decent walk, though. Oh, and I guess the boardwalk looks great too. Might want to take some photos of yourself walking on them. They've also got the thoughtful wire mesh over them (and other wood surfaces) like with many other DOC trails, of course.
  • Went for a walk after lunch. One of the few thing to do in Glenorchy. You can access the walk from the waterfront reserve or from the town itself. The walk circles around the lagoons and comes by the golf course. There are two options for the walk (Long and Short). The long path takes about an hour to complete the circuit. Really beautiful views of the mountains as you traverse the lagoon. There are multiple rest areas with seats that face these awesome views. A really interesting walk with the boardwalks just over the surface of the lagoon, where a false step could get you wet. Definitely a must do if you are in the area since it doesn't take too much time.
  • Nice short stroll, all flat and easy to do for most people.
  • Beautiful lake view! Swans hanging
  • Nice, easy walk on level path.

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