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Glenorchy & Paradise Explorer

Magical morning and afternoon half-day trips to Glenorchy and beyond! View Lord of the Rings movie locations, world class scenery and enjoy a kiwi style morning or afternoon tea.


  • 4 hour guided tour with knowledgeable local guide
  • See beautiful Glenorchy, Paradise, Diamond Lake and local sites
  • Explore its stunning surrounds, Glenorchy boat shed and wharf
  • View Lord of the Rings movie locations and dress up in character - costumes provided
  • Enjoy a Kiwi style morning or afternoon tea in an amazing backdrop
  • Travel in luxury in a Mercedes van with on-board videos and complimentary wifi

Just 45 minutes from Queenstown, Glenorchy is nestled on the northern shores of Lake Wakatipu and is home to what many say is NZ's best scenery and a slice of Middle-earth magic.

View stunning scenery and alpine vistas as we guide you in style aboard our fleet of luxury Mercedes vans. An overload of sightseeing and views packed into a fun half day adventure to Glenorchy and beyond. Once we arrive in Glenorchy you will be awe inspired as you gaze at the mountain ranges and native beech forest which set the backdrop for this rustic town. You will have some time to check out the towns local sites and hidden gems, while also learning about Glenorchy and its fascinating Maori history.

After Glenorchy we’ll also visit Paradise, view Diamond Lake and explore it's surrounding areas. There’s endless natural beauty and scenic stops along the way that you’ll be sure to get some post card worthy photos!

View multiple Lord of the Rings movie locations, such as Twelve Mile Delta where the first fight between Faramir's Rangers and the Giant Oliphaunts took place! In a location called 'Paradise' you will also get to see the famous locations of Isengard and Saruman's Tower. Costumes are available, so you can re-create scenes and dress as a character from the movie. Whether you are a Lord of the Ring’s fan or not, you will be impressed with the stunning scenery surrounding these locations.

Taste a kiwi style morning and afternoon tea with a spectacular back drop. Your guide will set up the ultimate picnic in one of a number of picturesque locations. The Altitude picnic is no normal picnic, it consists of classic, kiwi delights.

With a stunning natural backdrop comprised of majestic mountain ranges and native beech forest, Glenorchy is bound to leave you speechless.

Allow 4 hours return from Central Queenstown for this epic half day experience.

Adult $169.00
Child $99.00 (2-17 yrs old)

What's included

  • 4 hour guided tour with knowledgeable local guide
  • Visit Glenorchy, Paradise and local sites
  • See Paradise/Diamond lake and explore surrounding area
  • Kiwi style morning or afternoon tea
  • Transport via luxury Mercedes van with complimentary bottled water and wifi onboard
  • Complimentary central Queenstown transfers


  • Allow approximately 4 hours for the whole experience


  • Queenstown, Glenorchy and Paradise

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • Child pricing applies to those 2 to 17 years, infants are free of charge - infant tickets can be added as you proceed through the checkout. There is a minimum of 2 required for the tour to operate. If minimum numbers are not met we will get in contact with you.

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