1. New Zealand
  2. Otago
  3. Queenstown
  4. Lake Wakatipu

Glenorchy & Paradise Scenic Half-Day Tour from Queenstown

Product ID: 172707
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Experience a magical morning or afternoon half-day trip into Glenorchy and Paradise. View the Lord of the Rings movie locations, admire world-class scenery, and enjoy a Kiwi-style morning or afternoon tea.
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  • Dress up in Lord of the Rings costumes to reenact scenes where they were filmed
  • See beautiful Glenorchy, Paradise, Diamond Lake, and local sites
  • Explore Queenstown's stunning surrounds and the Glenorchy boat shed and wharf
  • Relax on a hassle-free trip with transfers from central Queenstown and an expert guide
Full description
Just 45 minutes from Queenstown, Glenorchy is nestled on the northern shores of Lake Wakatipu and is home to what many say is New Zealand's best scenery and a slice of Middle-Earth magic. View stunning scenery and alpine vistas as you are guided in style aboard a luxury Mercedes van. Enjoy an overload of sightseeing and views packed into a fun half-day adventure to Glenorchy and beyond.

Upon arrival in Glenorchy, you will be awe struck 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 town's local sites and hidden gems, while also learning about Glenorchy and its fascinating Maori history. After Glenorchy, visit Paradise, view Diamond Lake, and explore the surrounding areas.

There’s endless natural beauty and scenic stops along the way, ensuring you’ll go home with some postcard-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, consisting of classic, kiwi delights. With a stunning natural backdrop comprised of majestic mountain ranges and native beech forest, Glenorchy is sure to leave you speechless.
  • Four-hour guided tour with knowledgeable local guide
  • Lord of the Rings costumes to dress up in
  • Kiwi-style morning or afternoon tea
  • Transport via luxury Mercedes van with onboard videos and Wi-Fi
  • Round-trip transfer from central Queenstown meeting point
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

The Station Information Centre on the corner of Shotover Street & Camp Street

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Some locations may be muddy, so wear proper shoes to allow for this.
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From US$ 120.18 US$ 96.14 per person

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Product ID: 172707