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Glenorchy and Paradise Half-Day Explorer

Queenstown, New Zealand

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4 hoursMobile & paper tickets accepted

A visit to Queenstown is not complete without a trip to picturesque Glenorchy, located about 50 minutes away, nestled on the northern shores of Lake Wakatipu, home to some of New Zealand’s best scenery and not to mention Middle‑earth magic. Whether you’re a Lord of the Rings fan or just want to see the absolutely amazing scenery Glenorchy has to offer.

The tour visits numerous scenic locations and shares facts, stories and history about the region including Maori history. On tour enjoy time at the Glenorchy wharf and a drive through the quaint township before continuing on to beautiful Paradise, passing Diamond Lake and viewing Lord of The Rings film locations.
A delicious kiwi style morning or afternoon tea is included and the opportunity to pose as a Lord of the Rings character while you’re there!

Travel in style in luxury Mercedes vans with unique onboard videos and complimentary water and wifi.

What's Included

  • Kiwi-style morning tea at a scenic location
  • Professional guide & live commentary onboard
  • Complimentary central Queenstown transfers
  • On board Kiwi music (download our Spotify playlist!)
  • Complimentary NZ Greenstone
  • Maori storytelling and history
  • WiFi on board
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What To Expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Glenorchy-Queenstown Road, Mount Creighton New Zealand

Travel from Queenstown to Glenorchy on one of the top 10 most scenic roads in the world. Stopping off at Lord of The Rings film locations and Bennetts Bluff for spectacular Lake Wakatipu vistas with a mountain back drop.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Glenorchy Wharf, 4 Islay Street, Glenorchy 9372, New Zealand

Visit Glenorchy's iconic red boat shed and take a walk along the wharf

The Location

Where To Go

The Station - Home of Adventure in Queenstown, Corner of Shotover & Camp Streets, 25 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

Departure time

9:00 AM


Queenstown, New Zealand

Return details

Returns to original departure point


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Written Reviews (24)

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The most beautiful scenery of...

TamieWexler | Oct 2021

The most beautiful scenery of Queenstown and Glenorchy areas. Super informative and fun! Stoked I went with a guide so I didn't have to drive the road and I could enjoy the scenery as there's not a lot of places to pull over. Tarnia was super

Great trip with the best...

965juliep | Aug 2021

Great trip with the best scenery in Queenstown. The tour guide, Andy, was informative and flexible and totally open to what we, the passengers, wanted from the tour. The morning tea provided was a real surprise. Hot cheesy rolls, delicious ginger

Knowledgeable driver and good views...

spartan264 | Aug 2021

Knowledgeable driver and good views despite the weather. Yummy morning tea as well. Comfortable vehicle as well.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers of 3 apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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