Guided Walk to Mt. Cargill & the Organ Pipes

Take a hike on Mount Cargill, Dunedin’s most prominent peak for an exhilarating look at the natural wonders of southern New Zealand. The amazing Organ Pipes, basalt columns are a famous landmark. Transfer to the Mount Cargill Walkway, start your hike and climb through a forest of secondary growth with views of Otago Harbour, Mihiwaka, Mount Kettle, Blueskin Bay and the Silver Peaks. Head into native bush, with broadleaf, tree fuchsia, pepperwood, mountain cedar, emergent totara and many lush ferns. A highlight is the incredible Organ Pipes, ten-million-year-old basalt formations created during the volcanic activity that formed Otago’s harbour. Then, the vegetation becomes more sparse and stunted as you ascend the pathway, which provides ever-expanding views. Wander through manuka, kanuka and dracophyllum scrub, finally emerging at Buttars Peak at an elevation of more than 610 metres above sea level. Enjoy panoramic views before descending down the same track and returning to the pier.
  • Location

    Dunedin (Port Chalmers)

  • Tour Code


  • Duration

    3.5 hours

  • Price

    Adult from $169.99
    Children (12 & under) from $149.99


Please bring your camera!


Light refreshments are provided

Special Notes

Tour involves extensive walking over steep and uneven terrain Tour only suitable for guests who are physically fit. Please realistically assess your physical fitness and ability prior to booking Minimum age is 10 years Please wear hiking shoes or boots, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat and jacket, plenty of biodegradable sunscreen and bring bottled water Once participants join the tour, they will be required to complete a liability waiver
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