Chaslands Highway, Tautuku

Just south of the Tautuku Outdoor Education Centre on the Southern Scenic Route a short walk takes you to a boardwalk over part of Lake Wilkie. The walk features a variety of plant life. From podocarp forest at the track’s start, to the plant communities around the lake. Good interpretation panels explain the lake’s formation and vegetation succession. When the rata is in flower around the viewing area, there is a magnificent display of colour and birdsong as tui and bellbirds enjoy the nectar. This easy, 30 minute return walk is suitable for wheelchairs to the top viewing point.

Department of Conservation
Last modified
Tue 26 Jun 2018
  • Free Things to Do
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Sightseeing
  • Natural Attraction
  • Activities
  • Less than half day
  • Family Friendly
  • Scenic Photo Point
  • Scenic Attraction
  • Self-Guided
  • Walking & Tramping