Pigeon Island

  • 3 hr loop track
  • Easy

A loop track on an island in Lake Wakatipu.

Key information
Walking time
3 hr
Distance
5.0km
Type
Loop track
Loop track
Grade
Easy
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
Jetty, Pigeon Island.
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Maps
NZTopo50-CB10
Altitude
308m – 463m
Altitude change 155m

Pigeon Island / Wāwāhi Waka, along with nearby Pig Island / Mātau and diminutive Tree Island are glacier-sculpted islands in Lake Wakatipu.

The islands are managed as a reserve by the Queenstown Lakes District Council. They are being revegetated, and are home to buff weka reintroduced from the Chatham Islands.

 From the jetty and nearby Smithy's Hut, a track leave over to North Bay. The North End Loop Track continues right up to the end of the island, and returns along the soft ridge. A side track leads to the low summit (463m). The track loops back to the hut. 

Map
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ID 9065

About this track

Added 20 March 2014 by MatthewMatthew. 1 revision 20 March 2014 by MatthewMatthew.
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