Pigeon Island is a visible hallmark of conservation, resting prominently on the turquoise waters of Lake Wakatipu. The island may be small, but it has a huge story to share. As it unfolds, you will discover the island’s hidden gems: Kōwhai, Kahikatea, Rata and Mata. Identify and record native bird species, gain a deeper understanding of New Zealand’s ecology, and become part of local conservation efforts by planting your own native tree. With a relaxing boat ride, leisurely walk, and interaction with rare birdlife, this half-day island adventure is a memory to cherish.

  • Access from: Queenstown or Glenorchy
  • When: All year round
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Intensity: Easy – simple walking route with graduate hill climbs and ascents; well-established and maintained paths; suitable for all ages and abilities
  • Distance: 4 km
  • Track: Return track


Inclusions: 4×4 vehicle transfers | Drinking water & energy snacks | Daypack & walking poles | Professional guide

Exclusions: Lunch (available on request, $20 pp)

additional person and more

NZ$ 235 pp

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