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Lakeshore Forest & Bird

An easy stroll with magnificent views

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Lakeshore, Forest & Bird

This half day walk is an easy stroll, through a unique microclimate and experience nature at its best.

The best of native flora and bird-life with magnificent lake and mountain views in an area with its own micro-climate; plants are protected from the elements so species are much larger than elsewhere. Native birds are readily seen and heard. You’ll be introduced to an array of edible and medicinal plants used by Maori and European settlers on this fun half day walk.

The 'Lakeshore Forest and Bird' guided walk is a unique nature interpretative experience. Taken at a leisurely pace through native beech forest, with morning or afternoon tea/coffee on the lake-shore where you stop and enjoy views across the lake to The Remarkables and Cecil Peak. Before heading back through the red beech stand to your transport and Queenstown.

The walk begins in native shrub and beech forest, and the track leads down through the forest to the edge Lake Whakatipu. Great views can be had looking out through the trees and over the water to the mountains beyond.

The track is good but uneven and winds around the lake shore with the option of a steeper climb to a lookout with magnificent views in all directions.

Departures are at 8.00am and 1.30pm. We will pick you up from your Queenstown accommodation. A full commentary is given and photo stops made while traveling the short distance by road to the start of this walk.



Rates from 1 October 2019 - 30 September 2020

Half Day Walks Adult Child (8 - 14 years)
Group Guided Price*          NZ $119 NZ $79
Privately Guided (up to 4 people) NZ $714

Please note:

  • *Minimum numbers: Two persons or equivalent price.
  • A 2% booking fee applies to all credit card payments.
  • Prices valid until 30th September 2020.
  • *All prices are per person.