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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). The weather is perfect for hikers (who should be prepared for 'four seasons in one day') with long, light days in the summer and cool, clear winters. more

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

    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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    PO Box 130, 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 4 great locations to choose from. Operating from October through to April every year, don't miss out, BOOK NOW!

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    Canyoning Queenstown, 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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    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

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Big Night Out Pub Crawl

From: Wed 18th Jan 2017

Join the Big Night Out Pub Crawl as we take over Queenstown, New Zealand in an epic party you will never forget! The Big Night Out Pub Crawl hits the hottest bars, clubs, pubs & nightclubs in Queenstown every Tuesday, ...

Where: Vinyl Underground, Queenstown
Address: 12B Church Street , Queenstown

From: 9:00pm on Wednesday 18th January 2017
To: 1:00am on Sunday 14th May 2017

Bicycle Day Comic - Exhibition

From: Sat 22nd Apr 2017

Our current exhibition is a super-sized version of Bicycle Day Comic by @polsifter. Bicycle Day is April the 19th every year and although the comic was originally published in 2015 it tells the 74-year-old story of ...

Where: Cycle Higher, Queenstown
Address: 9b Earl St, Queenstown

From: 10:00am on Saturday 22nd April 2017
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 30th April 2017

Karl Maughan - Chris Charteris (2017)

From: Sat 15th Apr 2017

At first glance, there may seem a little connection between Karl Maughan’s large painterly canvases, with their profusion of blooming colour, and the almost zen-like calm of Chris Charteris’ stone sculptures. Both, ...

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

From: 10:00am on Saturday 15th April 2017
To: 6:00pm on Wednesday 10th May 2017

The Royal Queenstown Easter Show (2017)

From: Sat 15th Apr 2017

Now in its eighth-year, the Royal Queenstown Easter Show is a significant curated exhibition featuring new and major recent works across a diverse range of media. Shane Woolridge may be something of a Central Otago ...

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

From: 10:00am on Saturday 15th April 2017
To: 6:00pm on Wednesday 7th June 2017

Doubtful & Milford Sound Photography Workshop

From: Thu 27th Apr 2017

Join top New Zealand landscape photographers Richard Young and Rob Brown on this four-day landscape photography workshop at both Milford & Doubtful Sound. Starting in Queenstown, we will drive south to the untouched ...

Where: Queenstown Airport, Queenstown
Address: Sir Henry Wigley Dr, Queenstown

From: 9:00am on Thursday 27th April 2017
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 30th April 2017

The Nukes III Album Release - Workshop and Show

Fri 28th Apr 2017

First time visit for a Nukes show in Queenstown last day of the school holidays...workshop and show deals available with workshop starting at 6 pm (limited numbers bookings required ) and full two-set show to follow from ...

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

From: 6:00pm on Friday 28th April 2017
To: 10:30pm on Friday 28th April 2017

Adult Circus: Aerial Trapeze & Hanstands Class

Fri 28th Apr 2017

Come and try something new! Beginners welcome. Workshops/Kids Classes coming soon. Please enquire. Please contact for further information.

Where: Gravity Studio, Queenstown
Address: Unit 8, Gorge Road Centre, 159 Gorge Road, Queenstown

From: 7:30pm on Friday 28th April 2017
To: 8:30pm on Friday 28th April 2017

The Upbeats: MC Tali

From: Sat 29th Apr 2017

After a Sold Out show in Queenstown last year The Upbeats are back to showcase there 3rd and final part of their De-Evolution Album, Joining them is the one and only MC Tali. We are lucky to have the final show of the ...

Where: Loco, Queenstown
Address: 49 Shotover Street, Queenstown

From: 10:00pm on Saturday 29th April 2017
To: 4:00am on Sunday 30th April 2017

Stretch - Bury All Horses Tour

Sat 29th Apr 2017

“One hard working troubadour, a bit Springsteen, even a bit Waits, with wit, sweat and heartfelt songs.” - Sitting Room Sessions From dark-hearted ballads to roof-raising choruses with a boot stomping backbeat, ...

Where: Sherwood, Queenstown
Address: 554 Frankton Road, Queenstown

From: 9:00pm on Saturday 29th April 2017
To: 11:00pm on Saturday 29th April 2017

Pink Ribbon Breakfast Hilton Queenstown

Sun 30th Apr 2017

Join us for a fantastic Pink Ribbon Breakfast at The Hilton. Ticket includes buffet breakfast, a glass of rose wine, inspiring speakers, silent auction and spot prizes.

Where: Hilton Queenstown Hotel, Queenstown
Address: 79 Peninsula Road, Queenstown

From: 9:30am on Sunday 30th April 2017
To: 12:00pm on Sunday 30th April 2017

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