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Glenorchy and Paradise Explorer Tour - Half Day

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Glenorchy and Paradise Explorer Tour - Half Day


  • Travel along the famous Queenstown-Glenorchy Road - one of the most scenic drives in NZ!
  • Explore Glenorchy lakefront, township and the Paradise Valley
  • Visit iconic Lord of the Rings filming locations

Whether you’re a Lord of the Rings fan or just want to see the incredible scenery Glenorchy has to offer, this tour is not to be missed. With a perfect combination of picturesque stops, local and Maori history and morning tea there is no better way to explore Glenorchy and Paradise.

What's Included?

  • Central Queenstown pickup in a premium Mercedes Sprinter van
  • Kiwi style morning tea
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
  • Fun on board videos
  • Dress in LOTR costumes
  • Fully guided experience with commentary
  • Take home NZ gift

Prepare for a magical half-day journey to Glenorchy and beyond. Located on the north shores of Lake Wakatipu, this small settlement is full of character and charm, both of the local and Middle Earth variety. Take in some of the most famous and scenic sights of the region, tuck into a class Kiwi morning tea and be entertained by the local stories and film history from your expert local guide. Visit all of the best local and secret spots. Get a photo with the famous Glenorchy red shed, pretend to be a Hobbit in Paradise, take in the incredible snow-capped views over the Dart and Rees Rivers and Diamond Lake, and hear stories of the early Maori settlers. This is a truly iconic New Zealand destination, combining all of the top things which make the South Island what it is - all you need to add is a rugby player and it’ll be about as Kiwi as it could get!

This experience is part of the Responsible Range as it was awarded a Qualmark Enviro-Gold endorsement.

Session Length

  • Please allow four hours for this experience
  • Departs 9am and returns at approximately 1pm


  • Adults: 18 years +
  • Children: 2-17 years


  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Dress Code

Please dress appropriate for the weather so that you can enjoy the stops on the tour. Sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, hats, gloves and scarves may also be useful depending on the time of year you are visiting.

This experience departs Queenstown and explores Glenorchy and Paradise, 45 minutes from Queenstown.

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