GLENORCHY ISLAND SAFARI
At the head of the Lake
The islands on Lake Wakatipu have played a significant part in this area’s diverse history and are now an important natural reserve surrounded by the breathtaking snow capped Southern Alps within Mount Aspiring National Park.
Our safari launches from the shores of Lake Wakatipu, near Glenorchy, where you will embark on a short paddle across the lake to a secluded beach on either Pigeon or Pig Island. From here you will have a chance to explore this predator free island and discover more about it’s dynamic history, ecology and bird life.
- Trip Highlights
- Easy 45 minute paddle across Lake Wakatipu. (Same paddle time back).
- Short walk on the Island.
- Photograph endangered bird life including New Zealand Weka.
- Refreshments on the beach.
GLENORCHY ISLAND SAFARI INFORMATION
WHAT TO BRING
Suitable outdoor clothing
Walking shoes or sneakers
Camera and video
(Please let us know if you have any food allergies or special diet requirements.)
Coach transfer from Queenstown, Camp Street
Highly trained and knowledgeable guides
Double sea kayaks
All safety and kayaking equipment
Dry bag for camera
$175.00 per person from Queenstown
$145.00 per person from Glenorchy
COACH PICK UP DEPARTURE TIMES
Coach Transfer from Queenstown: Tours Leave from outside the Marmolada Café at the corner of Shotover and Camp Streets at 8:00am or 1:00pm
Coach Transfer from Glenorchy: Tours leave from outside Mrs Woolly’s General Store, 64 Oban Street, Glenorchy at 8:45am or 1:45pm
Self Drive: We leaves from Little Stony Creek or Lake Face Creek at 9:15am or 2:15pm
Suitable for everyone 8 years and older.
Exclusive and group packages available on request
Trips may be cancelled or postponed due to bad weather or lake conditions
Please re-confirm your tour on the evening before the day of departure
Cancellation Policy: 24 hours prior to departure outside of any emergency situation
See our Terms & Conditions for more information.
Rippled Earth Ltd reserves the right to cancel or amend any trip due to lake or weather conditions. Stringent safety procedures are observed at all times, however there still remains an element of risk. Rippled Earth Ltd cannot be held responsible for personal injury or for loss or damage of equipment.