Glenorchy & Paradise Half Day Explorer
Glenorchy & Paradise Half Day Explorer
Glenorchy & Paradise Half Day Explorer
Glenorchy & Paradise Half Day Explorer

Glenorchy & Paradise Scenic Tour

By Altitude Tours
5 out of 5
Free cancellation available
Price is AU$167 per adult
  • Free cancellation available
  • 4h 30m
  • Mobile voucher
  • Instant confirmation
  • Take in the view on one of the most scenic drives in NZ
  • Explore Glenorchy township, its lakefront and iconic red boa
  • Go beyond and visit Paradise and famous LOTR film sites
  • Tuck into a Kiwi style morning tea
  • Enjoy a small-group scenic tour limited to only 16 people

Activity location

  • Glenorchy
    • 9372, Glenorchy, Otago, New Zealand

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • The Station Information Centre
    • 25 Shotover Street
    • 9300, Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand

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Morning Departure (9:00am)
  • Activity duration is 4 hours and 30 minutes4h 30m4h 30m
  • English
  • Food and drinks

This tour departs Queenstown at 9:00am, returning back at 1:30pm.

Language options: English
Starting time: 9:00 am
Price details
AU$166.77 x 1 AdultAU$166.77

Price is AU$166.77
Until Thu, 25 July

What's included, what's not

  • What's includedWhat's included4.5 hour guided tour with a friendly local guide
  • What's includedWhat's includedScenic photo stops around Glenorchy and Paradise
  • What's includedWhat's includedEnjoy a Kiwi style morning tea
  • What's includedWhat's includedPremium transport in a 4x4 Mercedes van
  • What's includedWhat's includedFamous Lord of the Rings locations and opportunity to dress up
  • What's excludedWhat's excludedHotel pick up/drop off

Know before you book

  • All children are welcome and child rates apply 0-15 yrs. Please let us know if you are bringing along any infants as they will require a car seat.
  • Allow approximately 4.5 hours for the return from Queenstown.
  • There is a minimum of 3 required for the tour to operate. If minimum numbers are not met we will get in contact with you.

What you can expect

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.

Your guide will meet you in the Queenstown Town Centre and from there we will start the spectacular scenic drive from Queenstown to Glenorchy along the lake edge, with scenic photo spots. Throughout the drive, you will hear entertaining stories from your local guide about Lake Whakatipu and its legends.

Glenorchy township is a small South Island settlement and the gateway to Paradise Valley and the Mt Aspiring National Park. You will have time to explore this quaint country town and the chance to explore the picturesque lakefront including the iconic red boat shed.

From Glenorchy, we join a one-way dirt road into the National Park. The Glenorchy-Paradise Road travels past rich farmland, native beech forests, and across river beds. Its most famous residents are the mystical characters from Middle Earth and other films, TV series, and commercials and your guide will show you famous filming sites, with even the chance to dress up as a LOTR character for a fun photo opportunity.

While exploring the area, we will prepare a morning/afternoon tea at a picturesque location, complete with Kiwi favourites: cheese rolls, ginger slice, L&P and Whittaker's chocolate.

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 then being dropped back in the Queenstown Town Centre.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
Social distancing
  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place
Safety measures
  • Hand sanitiser provided
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Activity location

    • 9372, Glenorchy, Otago, New Zealand

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • PEOPLEPEOPLEThe Station Information Centre
    • 25 Shotover Street
    • 9300, Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand