Lake Wombat

Westland / Tai Poutini National Park, Te Wāhipounamu - South West New Zealand World Heritage Area

  • 1 hr – 1 hr 30 min return by the same track
  • Easy

Short walk to a kettle lake near Franz Josef Glacier.

Key information
Walking time
1 hr – 1 hr 30 min
Distance
3.8km
Type
Return by the same track
Return by the same track
Grade
Easy
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
Franz Josef Glacier access road
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Maps
NZTopo50-BW15
More information

This is a pleasant walk to a small lake formed by melting ice 9000 years ago.

From the car park, the track crosses the path to the glaciers and climbs gently on a wide bench. After 30 minutes, the track passes the turn off to Alex Knob (7.1km / 3.5 hours from here), and soon comes to the lake. 

The quiet lake is surrounded by forest and buzzing with damselflies in summer.

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ID 8385

About this track

Added 7 February 2013 by MatthewMatthew. No revisions.
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