Lakes Ida and Catherine

  • 2 hr return by the same track
  • Easy

A landscape of small glacial lakes near Lake Coleridge.

Key information
Walking time
2 hr
Distance
8.0km
Type
Return by the same track
Return by the same track
Grade
Easy
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
Car park between Lakes Evelyn and Selfe on Harper Road, northeast bank of Lake Coleridge.
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Ends
Lake Catherine.
Maps
NZTopo50-BW20
Altitude
600m – 700m
Altitude change 100m
More information

This straightforward track crosses Glenthorne Station, visiting two small lakes. Access is free, and permission is not required. However, walkers should remain on the track.

The track starts at a car park between Lakes Evelyn and Selfe with a stile and informal sign. The car park is about 30 minutes from Lake Coleridge village.

The track itself is marked by poles along a fenceline and up onto the hillside of Little Mount Ida (1050m). The track edges around the hillside to Lake Ida, wedged between Mount Ida (1695m) and its junior partner. This cold little lake freezes in winter and was used for ice skating. 

From here, a less formed track continues onward to Lake Catherine (Monck), and damp underfoot.

Map
This track needs a photograph.
ID 9148

About this track

Added 29 April 2014 by MatthewMatthew. No revisions.
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