Otago

Otago

Lake Wakatipu Hazard Zone - OPEN

Northern Start
Queenstown
Southern End
Greenstone Station Rd carpark
Track Standard
Road margin   Footpath   Easy tramping track   Tramping track   Route   Mixed grade  
Potential Hazards
  • Vehicles on road or track Take extreme care if walking to Glenorchy/Kinloch
  • Track exposed to sun, wind or cold
  • Weather extremes
  • Few water sources
Description
(North to South)

The trailheads on either side of the Lake are at Queenstown and at the Greenstone Carpark. They make natural beginning or end points for Te Araroa section trampers so it's really only through-trampers that have to deal with the issue of getting from one trailhead to the other. There are several options available and trampers can use whatever safe method they like without it compromising the integrity of their thru-tramp.

An option is to take a road shuttle via Glenorchy. There are regular tramper services that do this.

 

Note: Map is indicative only
Extra Info

Glenorchy

General information 
Glenorchy Information Centre - Cnr Mull & Argyle St, Glenorchy - P: 03 409 2049 - Glenorchy Information Centre located at Glenorchy Hotel can organise transport from Queenstown to Glenorchy and then onto one of the multi day walking tracks in the area. After hours transport can be arranged.
 
Transport to Glenorchy and/or Kinloch and/or Mavora Walkway
Glenorchy Journeys offer daily transport options to the Mavora Walkway trailhead or to Glenorchy/Kinloch - and from Glenrochy/Kinloch to the trailhead.
Glenorchy Journeys - 0800 495687 or 03 4090800 - office@glenorchyjourneys.co.nz
 
Accommodation
YHA Kinloch (Glenorchy), 862 Kinloch Rd, Kinloch - P: 03 4424900 - E: glenorchy@yha.co.nz 
 
Mrs Woolly's Campground, 64 Oban St, Glenorchy - P: 021 08894008 - E: info@mrswoollyscampground.co.nz
Campsites available, and a "glamping" option. Open Nov-Apr. Kitchen, toilet/showers, laundry and a store (with free wifi).
 
E: info@glenorchyinfocentre.co.nz - Includes transport to trailheads, basic resupply and a range of accommodation including camping, backpackers and Hotel, Bar and Restaurant
Mt Earnslaw Motel - 87 Oban St, Glenorchy - P: 03 442 6993 - E: mtearnslaw@xtra.co.nz 
 
Shop
Mrs Woolly's General Store, 64 Oban St, Glenorchy - 03 4090051 - E: info@mrswoollysgeneralstore.co.nz

 

Amenities
(On Route)
  • Accommodation YHA Kinloch, Glenorchy
Northern Start
Queenstown
Southern End
Greenstone Station Rd carpark
Track Standard
Road margin   Footpath   Easy tramping track   Tramping track   Route   Mixed grade  
Description
(North to South)

The trailheads on either side of the Lake are at Queenstown and at the Greenstone Carpark. They make natural beginning or end points for Te Araroa section trampers so it's really only through-trampers that have to deal with the issue of getting from one trailhead to the other. There are several options available and trampers can use whatever safe method they like without it compromising the integrity of their thru-tramp.

An option is to take a road shuttle via Glenorchy. There are regular tramper services that do this.

 

Potential Hazards
  • Vehicles on road or track Take extreme care if walking to Glenorchy/Kinloch
  • Track exposed to sun, wind or cold
  • Weather extremes
  • Few water sources
Description
(North to South)

The trailheads on either side of the Lake are at Queenstown and at the Greenstone Carpark. They make natural beginning or end points for Te Araroa section trampers so it's really only through-trampers that have to deal with the issue of getting from one trailhead to the other. There are several options available and trampers can use whatever safe method they like without it compromising the integrity of their thru-tramp.

An option is to take a road shuttle via Glenorchy. There are regular tramper services that do this.

 

Note: Map is indicative only
Extra Info

Glenorchy

General information 
Glenorchy Information Centre - Cnr Mull & Argyle St, Glenorchy - P: 03 409 2049 - Glenorchy Information Centre located at Glenorchy Hotel can organise transport from Queenstown to Glenorchy and then onto one of the multi day walking tracks in the area. After hours transport can be arranged.
 
Transport to Glenorchy and/or Kinloch and/or Mavora Walkway
Glenorchy Journeys offer daily transport options to the Mavora Walkway trailhead or to Glenorchy/Kinloch - and from Glenrochy/Kinloch to the trailhead.
Glenorchy Journeys - 0800 495687 or 03 4090800 - office@glenorchyjourneys.co.nz
 
Accommodation
YHA Kinloch (Glenorchy), 862 Kinloch Rd, Kinloch - P: 03 4424900 - E: glenorchy@yha.co.nz 
 
Mrs Woolly's Campground, 64 Oban St, Glenorchy - P: 021 08894008 - E: info@mrswoollyscampground.co.nz
Campsites available, and a "glamping" option. Open Nov-Apr. Kitchen, toilet/showers, laundry and a store (with free wifi).
 
E: info@glenorchyinfocentre.co.nz - Includes transport to trailheads, basic resupply and a range of accommodation including camping, backpackers and Hotel, Bar and Restaurant
Mt Earnslaw Motel - 87 Oban St, Glenorchy - P: 03 442 6993 - E: mtearnslaw@xtra.co.nz 
 
Shop
Mrs Woolly's General Store, 64 Oban St, Glenorchy - 03 4090051 - E: info@mrswoollysgeneralstore.co.nz

 

Amenities
(On Route)
  • Accommodation YHA Kinloch, Glenorchy