Glenorchy Scenic Tour - Morning

From NZD NZ$179.00
  • Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Queenstown, Otago
  • Product code: GYAM

Glenorchy & Paradise Scenic Tour - Morning Departure

Join Altitude Tours for a magical half-day small group tour to Glenorchy and Paradise. This small settlement is full of characters and charm, and home to some of the most famous and scenic sights found in the region. 

  • Take in the view on one of the most scenic drives in New Zealand
  • Explore Glenorchy township, its lakefront, and its iconic red boat shed
  • Go beyond and visit Paradise, Diamond Lake, and famous LOTR locations
  • Tuck into a Kiwi-style morning tea including cheese rolls, sweet treats, L&P, and Whittaker's chocolate
  • Enjoy a small-group sightseeing tour limited to just 16 people
  • Be hosted by a friendly and knowledgeable local guide
  • Departing at 9am returning around 1:30pm

Top Scenic Drive

Begin your day meeting your friendly guide in the Queenstown Town Centre. Starting with a spectacular scenic drive from Queenstown to Glenorchy along the lake edge, with scenic photo spots and entertaining stories from your local guide about Lake Whakatipu and its legends.

Glenorchy Township

Glenorchy township is home to approx. 400 permanent residents and the gateway to Paradise Valley and the Mt Aspiring National Park. Once we arrive in this quaint country town, you will have the chance to explore the picturesque lakefront including the iconic red boat shed.

Paradise Magic

From Glenorchy, we join a dirt track, a one-way road into the National Park. The Glenorchy-Paradise Road travels past rich farmland, through native beech forests, and across river beds. Not many live up in this direction, with its most famous residents being the mystical characters from LOTR and other movies, TV series, and commercials. Your guide will show you famous filming sites, with even the chance to dress up as your favourite Middle Earth character for a fun photo opportunity. 

While exploring the area, In true Kiwi South Island hospitality, we will prepare morning tea at a picturesque location, complete with cheese rolls, ginger slice, L&P, and Whittaker's chocolate.

The Journey Back

After Paradise, we will return back through Glenorchy, where we will have a brief stop, before allowing you to sit back and relax and enjoy the sights before being dropped back in the Queenstown Town Centre.

Experience the Unforgettable

Let us take you on a magical journey to Glenorchy and Paradise and discover more with Altitude Tours. The 4.5 hour Glenorchy & Paradise Explore departs at 9am returning by 1:30pm.