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Glenorchy

Glenorchy is a small settlement on the northern end of Lake Wakatipu about 40km from its well-known neighbour, Queenstown. Founded by Scheelite miners in 1862, this township has a general store, country pub and accommodation. Here visitors can enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery in New Zealand in a location much sought after by the film industry (Narnia trilogy, Wolverine and The Lord of the Rings).

Glenorchy, also called the 'Gateway to Paradise' is extremely popular with hikers. Not only is the world-famous Routeburn Track close by, but there are numerous multi-day hikes and day walks to choose from including: Sugarloaf and 5 Passes Route, Scotts Creek, Greenstones and Caples Track and the Rees Dart (which starts and finishes near Glenorchy). more

Hiking is a great summer pursuit, however car should be taken in autumn, winter and spring as unexpected snowfall and wintry conditions are possible. Hikers should register their intention to hike with the Department of Conservation.

Aside from hiking, popular Glenorchy activities include jet boating on the Dart River, mountain biking, kayaking (a truly beautiful experience at sunrise) and horse trekking (highly recommended). Scenic flights offer a breath-taking, once-in-a-lifetime experience and the waters around Glenorchy provide some of the best fly fishing opportunities in New Zealand.

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  • APPELLATION CENTRAL WINE TOURS - Queenstown

    APPELLATION CENTRAL WINE TOURS - Queenstown

    Mobile-friendly - Book a Wine Tour with Appellation Central now and look forward to a fun day out in wine country with a fascinating commentary, relaxing over a sumptuous lunch, tasting great wines and enjoying spectacular scenery in the company of other travellers and one of our experienced guides. All up a memorable day in wine country.

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    Queenstown, New Zealand
  • BLANKET BAY LODGE - Queenstown

    BLANKET BAY LODGE - Queenstown

    Mobile-friendly - Blanket Bay, an elegant yet rustic lodge located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, surrounded by majestic alpine scenery. Accommodation options include five intimate Lodge Rooms, three generous Lodge Suites, four superb Chalet Suites with sumptuous furnishings and rugs. All rooms located to take advantage of the magnificent lake and mountain vistas. See our ultimate Alpine honeymoon offer. Fine cuisine.

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    Rapid 4191, P.O. Box 35, Glenorchy, Otago, New Zealand
  • CANYONING QUEENSTOWN

    CANYONING QUEENSTOWN

    Mobile-friendly - Get ready to jump, abseil, zip line and slide your way through some of the most amazing natural scenery New Zealand has to offer! Options to suit all ages and abilities with three great locations to choose from. Operating from October through to April every year, don't miss out, BOOK NOW!

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    39 Camp Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
  • DART RIVER WILDERNESS JET AND FUNYAK TOURS - Queenstown

    DART RIVER WILDERNESS JET AND FUNYAK TOURS - Queenstown

    Mobile-friendly - Dart River Jet experiences are unique combinations of breathtaking 'World Heritage' scenery and exhilarating wilderness Jet Boating. Choose between Wilderness Jet and Funyak tours and discover NZ's heart. Join us and travel the beautiful lakeside drive to Glenorchy and into the pristine Dart River valley, travelling by locations used in the Lord of the Rings movies to illustrate Middle Earth.

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    0800 327 853 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    Cnr Camp & Shotover Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
  • DART STABLES - Glenorchy, Queenstown

    DART STABLES - Glenorchy, Queenstown

    Mobile-friendly - For over 20 years, Dart Stables has been offering visitors to the area the opportunity of exploring Glenorchy and Paradise. Dart has gained a well-earned reputation for providing memorable horse riding in this stunning part of New Zealand. Riding through Lord of the Rings country is an experience you'll remember for a lifetime.

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    0800 4 RIDING (0800 474 3464) (Free call - only within NZ)
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    58 Coll Street, Glenorchy, New Zealand
  • Earnslaw Burn - Off the beaten track

    Earnslaw Burn - Off the beaten track

    When you're visiting Queenstown, why not detour off the beaten track for a few hours and follow in the footsteps of dwarves and hobbits and take the track to Earnslaw Burn glacier. One of the most magical locations in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Earnslaw Burn is a glacier that has created a number of cascading waterfalls.

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  • GLENORCHY HOUSE - Glenorchy, Queenstown

    GLENORCHY HOUSE - Glenorchy, Queenstown

    Mobile-friendly - Situated in the village of Glenorchy, surrounded by mountain and close to rivers and lakes is our 2010 built wooden post and beam constructed “Glenorchy House”. The house is situated on the edge of a public reserve and is designed to take best advantage of the sun and the massive 360 degrees of alpine views.

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    33a Oban Street, Glenorchy, Queenstown, New Zealand
  • GLENORCHY JOURNEYS - Glenorchy

    GLENORCHY JOURNEYS - Glenorchy

    Enjoy a guided walk on the magnificent Routeburn Track or take a scenic 4WD tour and experience breathtaking scenery that inspired Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Our privately-guided tours showcase the sheer beauty of an untouched paradise. Journey to the Mt Aspiring World Heritage area and experience diverse landscapes of ancient beech forests, braided rivers and glacier-carved valleys.

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    0800 495 687 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    129 Oban Street, Glenorchy 9372, New Zealand
  • GLENORCHY JOURNEYS TRACK TRANSPORT - Glenorchy

    GLENORCHY JOURNEYS TRACK TRANSPORT - Glenorchy

    Glenorchy Journeys offers on-demand daily transport to the Routeburn, the Greenstone/Caples, and the Rees and Dart Tracks. Our first service departs Glenorchy at 7.00am (or earlier by arrangement), ensuring you are first on the track ahead of the crowd. Flexible options also available for Queenstown and airport pickups. Competitive rates offered to fit your timetable - Bookings are essential.

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    129 Oban Street, Glenorchy 9372, New Zealand
  • GREAT WALKS - New Zealand

    GREAT WALKS - New Zealand

    Mobile-friendly - Experience the adventure of a lifetime on New Zealand's premier walking tracks, the Great Walks! Leading you through awe-inspiring landscapes - from strolling along sandy shores to climbing above the clouds - there's something for everyone. Managed by the Department of Conservation, there are nine unforgettable journeys to choose from! Visit our website for a taste of what's on offer.

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    0800 NZGREATWALKS (0800 694 732) (Free call - only within NZ)
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    Lake Waikaremoana Track, Tongariro Northern Circuit, Whanganui Journey, Abel Tasman Coast Track, Heaphy Track, Kepler Track, Milford Track, Routeburn Track and Rakiura Track
  • MILFORD SOUND SELECT - Queenstown

    MILFORD SOUND SELECT - Queenstown

    Take an unforgettable trip in our glass roofed coach from Queenstown to Milford Sound with Milford Sound Select. Discover New Zealand's most dramatic landscapes and the beautiful World Heritage Fiordland National Park. If Safety and Comfort are your priorities, this is the tour for you! Includes a boat cruise on Milford Sound, we also have a scenic helicopter trip option.

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    0800 477 479 (Free call - only within NZ)
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    PO Box 2183, Queenstown, New Zealand
  • PARADISE DISCOVERY TOUR - Queenstown

    PARADISE DISCOVERY TOUR - Queenstown

    Mobile-friendly - Discover remote alpine and high country with Private Discovery Tours. Full-day tour to the Dart River Valley, Paradise, the ultimate photography location. Diamond Lake and LOTR movie sites. Chinaman's Bluff, bush walk through forest to braided Dart River. High Country Station experience, 15,000-acre sheep and cattle organic farm. Exclusive access to Mt Earnslaw. Guaranteed Small Groups.

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    PO Box 2046, Queenstown, New Zealand
  • PRIVATE DISCOVERY DAY WALKS - Queenstown

    PRIVATE DISCOVERY DAY WALKS - Queenstown

    Mobile-friendly - Small group guided walks to Paradise Valley and Routeburn Valley. Experience the diversity of natural beauty, river valleys, waterfalls, mountains views and birdlife with numerous photography opportunities. Visit LOTR and the Hobbit movie locations in the Dart River valley. Walk through ancient Red Beech forest amidst lush ferns lichens and mosses. Experienced Kiwi Guides. Flexible, adaptable tours. Qualmark Endorsed Activity.

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    PO Box 2046, Queenstown, New Zealand
  • PURE GLENORCHY LORD OF THE RINGS SCENIC TOURS - Glenorchy

    PURE GLENORCHY LORD OF THE RINGS SCENIC TOURS - Glenorchy

    Mobile-friendly - Travel deep into Middle Earth and visit the landscape that inspired Peter Jackson's film locations for The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit. Local Kiwi guides complement this family operated business, making for a true New Zealand experience. Small personalised groups, a picnic to satisfy a Hobbit and a free photo CD. Departs Queenstown 8:00am and 1:45pm.

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    0800 PUREGY (0800 787 349) (Free call - only within NZ)
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    Glenorchy, Queenstown, New Zealand
  • SKYDIVE PARADISE - Glenorchy, Queenstown

    SKYDIVE PARADISE - Glenorchy, Queenstown

    Tandem Skydiving in Queenstown, New Zealand. Discover your own natural high while jumping from a plane 15,000ft above New Zealand’s most stunning alpine scenery! Freefall at 200kph over Mt Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks, part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area – the place of greenstone. Welcome to Paradise.

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    Glenorchy Airport, Glenorchy-Queenstown Rd, Glenorchy, New Zealand

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    Half Price Pizza Day

    From: Sun 25th Jun 2017

    Family day on Sunday? Enjoy your favourite pizza for half the price while you make yourself comfortable by the cosy fire amongst the lively atmosphere in Stacks Pub. Watch the sports on the big screens or just relax and ...

    Where: Stack Pub, Queenstown
    Address: 79 Peninsula Road, Queenstown

    From: 12:00pm on Sunday 25th June 2017
    To: 5:00pm on Sunday 23rd July 2017

    Danny Atkinson

    From: Sun 2nd Jul 2017

    Danny is charming, witty and just what you need for your Apres Sunday session! Acoustic fun with plenty of flavours!

    Where: The World Bar, Queenstown
    Address: 12 Church Lane, Queenstown

    From: 4:00pm on Sunday 2nd July 2017
    To: 7:00pm on Sunday 30th July 2017

    DJ Mad

    From: Sun 2nd Jul 2017

    It's in the name, Dj Mad is all the chain and he'll bring you all the songs you want to here every Sunday Night!

    Where: The World Bar, Queenstown
    Address: 12 Church Lane, Queenstown

    From: 10:00pm on Sunday 2nd July 2017
    To: 2:30am on Monday 7th August 2017

    Sunday Roast

    From: Sun 2nd Jul 2017

    The ultimate Sunday Roast has at long last arrived in Queenstown. With winter casting itself over The Remarkables, there is nothing like a post-slope indulgence in the form of a Sunday Roast, and Bazaar Queenstown ...

    Where: Bazaar Queenstown, Queenstown
    Address: 38/54 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown

    From: 5:30pm on Sunday 2nd July 2017
    To: 11:59pm on Sunday 27th August 2017

    La Femme Art Exhibition

    From: Thu 6th Jul 2017

    Dunedin-based artist Suzy Platt was head-hunted earlier this year by renowned British fashion photographer Nick Knight to illustrate the Women’s Haute Couture shows in Paris. She was also selected to paint fashion icon ...

    Where: Artbay Gallery, Queenstown
    Address: 13 Marine Parade, Queenstown

    From: 10:00am on Thursday 6th July 2017
    To: 9:00pm on Wednesday 26th July 2017

    Te Waipounamu (2017)

    From: Sat 10th Jun 2017

    Te Waipounamu is the Maori name for the South Island. It also means greenstone. This exhibition explores the South Island, water, the nuances and numerous colours of greenstone. Wayne Barrar’s remarkable photographs ...

    Where: Milford Galleries Queenstown, Queenstown
    Address: 9a Earl Street, Queenstown

    From: 10:00am on Saturday 10th June 2017
    To: 6:00pm on Wednesday 2nd August 2017

    Mark Mitchell: Trig (2017)

    From: Fri 7th Jul 2017

    There is something that is simultaneously mathematically calculated and organic about Mark Mitchell’s ceramic works. The surfaces are silky-smooth yet irregular; the interiors glow with a soft lustre yet are ...

    Where: Milford Galleries Queenstown, Queenstown
    Address: 9a Earl Street, Queenstown

    From: 5:00pm on Friday 7th July 2017
    To: 6:00pm on Wednesday 2nd August 2017

    Garry Currin: The Light of One Day (2017)

    From: Fri 7th Jul 2017

    Garry Currin is an impressive painter of intangible, evocative dreamscapes. The worlds he presents lie on that plane between the real and the imaginary; a world caught changing out of the corner of an eye, the world ...

    Where: Milford Galleries Queenstown, Queenstown
    Address: 9a Earl Street, Queenstown

    From: 5:00pm on Friday 7th July 2017
    To: 6:00pm on Wednesday 2nd August 2017

    Stubacca

    From: Mon 3rd Jul 2017

    Hailing from the UK and on the DJ scene now for 16 years, Stubacca is notoriously known as Queenstown’s number 1 DJ. When he’s not throwing down in the clubs you’ll find him at home producing your next liked track ...

    Where: The World Bar, Queenstown
    Address: 12 Church Lane, Queenstown

    From: 10:00pm on Monday 3rd July 2017
    To: 2:30am on Tuesday 1st August 2017

    Ceroc Dancing

    From: Mon 12th Jun 2017

    Ceroc is... a great way to learn in a social, fun and friendly atmosphere! From a complete beginner with two left feet to those with previous dance experience, Ceroc Southern Lakes welcomes you all! Cost - $135 ...

    Where: St Peters Church, Queenstown
    Address: 2 Church St, Queenstown

    From: 7:00pm on Monday 12th June 2017
    To: 9:30pm on Monday 18th December 2017

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