Guided tour

From Queenstown: VIP Glenorchy & Paradise Expedition

4.7 / 5

15 reviews

Activity provider:Queenstown Expeditions
Guided tour

From Queenstown: VIP Glenorchy & Paradise Expedition

Activity provider:Queenstown Expeditions

From US$ 117.46 per person


Immerse yourself in the Maori, English, and Chinese heritage of Lake Wakatipu on a scenic sightseeing tour from Queenstown. Experience the power of storytelling in the small settlement of Glenorchy.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, English
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Visit the beautiful farming town of Glenorchy
  • Get panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu, Travel VIP in our luxury vehicle
  • Pet farm animals and watch a sheep shearing demonstration
  • Explore set locations from famous movies such as Lord of the Rings
  • Enjoy light refreshments of tea and coffee with scones
Full description
Depart Queenstown and travel along the shore of Lake Wakatipu on a scenic drive to Glenorchy. Listen to stories about farming and movie making as you head to Bennett’s Bluff to take souvenir photos. Watch a sheep shearing demonstration and interact with different farm animals before going deep into the forests of Mount Aspiring National Park on Paradise Road. Hear about some of the major film productions that have made use of the landscape, such as Lord of the Rings, X-Men Wolverine, and Narnia. Pass the historical Arcadia Homestead, and pull over at a scenic spot to enjoy afternoon tea and coffee. Take in the views of the beautiful countryside before going for a walk on the pier at Glenorchy. Listen to more amazing stories on the drive back to Queenstown.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local driver-guide
  • Audio commentary in English, Mandarin, or Spanish
  • Farm entry and shearing demonstration
  • Afternoon tea
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet at the bus stop on Athol Street, Queenstown.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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May 4, 2023

It ended up being a VIP tour for one. It was amazing, the driver was awesome & was very informative.

December 17, 2022

January 10, 2022

Product ID: 133239