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Glenorchy and Paradise Explorer Tour - Half Day

Departs Queenstown
Altitude Tours
For 1 person
1/2 day
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$169 $129 each
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  • Half day guided tour
  • Travel in style along one of New Zealand's most scenic roads
  • Visit an iconic Lord of the Rings filming location

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 or afternoon tea there is no better way to explore Glenorchy and Paradise.

What's Included?

  • Fully guided tour
  • On board commentary
  • Central Queenstown pickup in a luxury Mercedes Sprinter van
  • Complimentary bottled water and WiFi on board
  • Kiwi morning or afternoon tea
  • Free on board WIFI
  • Fun on board videos
  • Dress in LOTR costumes
  • Complimentary NZ Greenstone
  • Kiwi music on board (download our Spotify playlist!)

Meet your guide in Queenstown and jump aboard a luxurious Mercedes van for a relaxing 45 minute drive along the beautiful shores of Lake Wakatipu. You will travel from Queenstown to Glenorchy in comfort, with a few scenic stops along the way.

Arriving in Glenorchy you will be wowed by the surrounding mountain ranges and luscious native beech forests which provide the backdrop to the township. Your guide will provide you with fascinating information about local and Maori history throughout.

From there you will head to Paradise/Diamond Lake to explore even more amazing scenery, so please don't forget your camera!

There is also a stop of a beautiful bush location used during the filming of the Lord of the Rings movies.

A delicious Kiwi morning or afternoon tea is included.

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 at 8.30am and 1.45pm daily


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


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy.

  • Cancellations received within 48 hours of the booked start time, or no shows on the day, will not receive any refund
  • The provider reserves the absolute right to cancel any service as a result of weather conditions, insufficient numbers or any other unforeseen event or circumstances. In this instance, you can choose to reschedule or request a refund

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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