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“Great views all around - Glenorchy Lagoon Boardwalk” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Glenorchy Lagoon Boardwalk

Glenorchy Lagoon Boardwalk
Lake Road | between Oban St & Glenorchy Paradise Rd, Glenorchy, New Zealand
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Ranked #3 of 11 things to do in Glenorchy
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Great views all around - Glenorchy Lagoon Boardwalk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Very easy 5k walk through the lagoon with views all around There are great sitting spots along the way, and geese. Also will see the Paradise Ducks.

Visited September 2013
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“A lovely easy walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

This is a lovely flat walk around a lagoon. You need to allow an hour or so if you're going to stop and take in the views.

We did this in winter and many of the trees had no leaves; it's easy to imagine this would be a spectacular walk in summer.

The start is not at the boat shed as another reviewer says but you can reach the start from there by just following the trail from the boathouse as they say. The main trail is a well formed path covered in stones.

Visited July 2013
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“Beautiful scenery, stillness and quiet”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Glenorchy is a small town about 50km from Queenstown along the Glenorchy-Queenstown Road. The drive there will have you stopping every five minutes for another photographic opportunity. It's not called "the most scenic drive" for nothing. Fortunately, there are numerous places to stop on the side of the road for photos. Glenorchy is where they filmed some scenes from Lord of the Rings.

The walk starts just to the right (facing the water) of the Glenorchy Boatshed at the end of Islay Street. After a short enjoyable walk past the flats, you get to the actual Glenorchy Lagoon boardwalk.

The boardwalk is great. There are quite a few viewing points along the way. There are also picnic tables. When I was there, the only sound was bird call. There were lots of black swans. It was extremely peaceful and relaxing. The lagoon, in parts, is perfectly still which allows you to take amazing mirror images of mountains and trees.

At the end, you return to the boatshed along the side of the golf course.

Well worth the visit.

Pros

- Free
- beautiful drive to get there
- relaxing walk (flat all the way and not too long)
- incredible views along the boardwalk
- great photo opportunities
- very quiet
- horse riding opportunities there
- picnic tables available
- dogs can be walked there (on leads only)

Cons

- check the weather. The area can flood in heavy rain.
- no toilet stops on the way

Tips

Try the carrot cake at Roxy's Café after your walk

Video: Check out my video of the lagoon at ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kTvw68D4Fs&feature=share&list=UUCZHTFM1BQ_1-juiT2A_l8A

Website: http://www.itravelnz.com/listing/glenorchy-lagoon-walkway.html

Visited June 2013
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