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. Work out when and for how long to visit Glenorchy Lagoon Boardwalk and other Glenorchy attractions using our handy Glenorchy itinerary maker.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Spent enough money yet? This is free, and nice scenery. Highly recommended. Of course there's the numerous photos which will end up on your social media account of those iconic sites. Very nice to jus...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    Beautifully maintained spotless trail. Flat and easy for children with boardwalks going through the lagoon and marshlands. Benches scattered around with scenic panoramas. Can't fault it Awesome drive ...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    My wife and I spent about an hour wandering through this beautiful wetland walk. Epic scenery and plenty of great photo opportunities. Easy, flat walk for all fitness levels.  more »
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  • June 10, 2017
    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.
  • June 17, 2017
    Great walk, well worth it

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