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Organ Pipes

Track overview

  • Distance: 2km
  • Track Type: Walking and Tramping
  • Time: 60mins (one way)
  • Dogs: Allowed
  • Mountain Bikers: Not Allowed

About this track

Linking with the Mount Cargill Walking Track. The Organ Pipes Track features outstanding columnar jointed basalt created by the volcanic formation of the Otago Peninsula. These incredible geological pillars are well worth the walk up and make a fantastic picnic spot. Those that enjoy scrambling up small peaks will be rewarded by the Organ Pipes Track with spectacular panoramic views from both the top of the Organ Pipes and Butters Peak. The tops of these small peaks will bring into perspective the rapid floral transitions as the vegetation changes from Podocarp forest to Manuka and alpine scrub.

Getting there

The Organ Pipes Track can either be accessed via Mt Cargill Road with a small carpark found at the base of the track or from the Mt Cargill Walking Track for those wanting a more challenging walk.

Organ Pipes

Know before you go

Weather conditions on the Organ Pipes Track can change rapidly and it is recommended that you take a warm, windproof layer with you when walking this track. The Organ Pipes feature is very steep and tricky to climb and descend. Great care is required when climbing to the top of the Organ Pipes and it is strongly advised not to climb this feature in inadequate footwear or when it is wet.

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