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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 several places to stay. 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). more

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).

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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Image for event: Whiti Hereaka with Louise Wright - Opening Event

Whiti Hereaka with Louise Wright - Opening Event

Fri 11th Nov 2022

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Where: Te Atamira, Queenstown
Address: Dart House, Remarkables Park Town Centre, Queenstown

From: 7:30pm on Friday 11th November 2022
To: 8:30pm on Friday 11th November 2022

Tim Wilson Landscape Artist Spring Exhibition

From: Thu 6th Oct 2022

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Where: Tim Wilson Gallery, Queenstown
Address: 27 Edinburgh Drive, Queenstown

From: 11:00am on Thursday 6th October 2022
To: 4:00pm on Monday 28th November 2022

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Where: Yonder, Queenstown
Address: 14 Church St, Queenstown

From: 6:00pm on Friday 11th November 2022
To: 10:00pm on Friday 11th November 2022

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From: Fri 21st Oct 2022

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

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To: 6:00pm on Monday 28th November 2022

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Where: Te Atamira, Queenstown
Address: Dart House, Remarkables Park Town Centre, Queenstown

From: 11:00am on Saturday 12th November 2022
To: 12:00pm on Saturday 12th November 2022

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Book Launch: Kaleidoscopes In The Dark by B.G. Rogers

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Where: Te Atamira, Queenstown
Address: Dart House, Remarkables Park Town Centre, Queenstown

From: 4:00pm on Saturday 12th November 2022
To: 5:00pm on Saturday 12th November 2022

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Catherine Chidgey talks with Debbie Jamieson - Book Launch

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Where: Te Atamira, Queenstown
Address: Dart House, Remarkables Park Town Centre, Queenstown

From: 5:00pm on Saturday 12th November 2022
To: 7:00pm on Saturday 12th November 2022

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Writing your first play: workshop with Whiti Hereaka

Sat 12th Nov 2022

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Where: Te Atamira, Queenstown
Address: Dart House, Remarkables Park Town Centre, Queenstown

From: 10:00am on Saturday 12th November 2022
To: 12:00pm on Saturday 12th November 2022

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Stephen Davis on Investigative Journalism

Sat 12th Nov 2022

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Where: Te Atamira, Queenstown
Address: Dart House, Remarkables Park Town Centre, Queenstown

From: 1:00pm on Saturday 12th November 2022
To: 2:00pm on Saturday 12th November 2022

Image for event: Rebecca K Reilly in conversation with Noelle McCarthy

Rebecca K Reilly in conversation with Noelle McCarthy

Sat 12th Nov 2022

In 2021 Rebecca K Reilly burst into the literary consciousness of Aotearoa with Greta and Valdin, a beguiling début novel that follows the eponymous brother and sister as they navigate the intricate paths of modern ...

Where: Te Atamira, Queenstown
Address: Dart House, Remarkables Park Town Centre, Queenstown

From: 2:30pm on Saturday 12th November 2022
To: 3:30pm on Saturday 12th November 2022

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Mainstay NZ Hotels

Large collection of independent hotels.

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Hawkdun Rise

Hawkdun Rise

Boutique vineyard-stay near the town of Alexandra.