From the car park north of the Pukaki dam, walk along the 4WD track into the Pukaki Terminal Moraine Conservation Area. You will see a grassy track that leads off from the 4WD towards the kettlehole. The track loops around the kettlehole and rejoins the grassy track back towards the 4WD and the car park.
The kettlehole was formed by the retreat of the Tasman Glacier. Kettleholes are formed when a large block of ice is separated from the glacier. As the block of ice melts, it leaves a large depression in the ground. Along this walk, you will see interpretation signs concerning the formation of the kettlehole, as well as other glacial activity.
The movement of the Tasman Glacier over this region is also while you will find yourself walking over moraine tussocks. As a result, the vegetation is relatively young and there is not much shade on this track. The trade-off is that this allows for stunning 360 degree of the Southern Alps looking across Lake Pukaki at Aoraki/Mt Cook, Ben Ohau Range, eastern foothills, and to the south, Mt Benmore.
This information panel is beside a seating area, which is a popular stop for a picnic.