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Glenorchy-Queenstown Road

Queenstown, New Zealand
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Amazing views

We drove to Glenorchy from Queenstown. The drive is amazing. There are a lot of pull outs to take... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Julius G
Wailuku, Hawaii
Great road trip

Fabulous road with excellent bends and wonderful views of lake and mountains make this a great was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lindsay p
Sydney, Australia
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“scenic drives” (25 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Queenstown, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

We drove to Glenorchy from Queenstown. The drive is amazing. There are a lot of pull outs to take in the view. If you are not used to driving on the left side of the road, you need to pull to the side for traffic...More

Thank Julius G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous road with excellent bends and wonderful views of lake and mountains make this a great was to spend a few hours. Glenorchy is a quaint if growing town - the pub is very friendly and has a good range of drinks and food. Be...More

Thank lindsay p
Reviewed 1 week ago

The road trip to Glenorchy is an amazing drive. The road is good but the views are incredible. Do it on a good day and revel in the mountain and lake vistas. And Glenorchy at the end of it has a bit to offer as...More

Thank igrnz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not much to do when in Glenorchy, especially on a rainy Spring day but the view was scenic. I imagine this would be pleasant in summer.

Thank KylieLinforth
Reviewed 1 week ago

Drive slowly and enjoy the scenery! There are a few pull outs for photo stops, good in the morning light. The traffic is not too busy, but there are supply trucks and slow driving tourists and bikers, so keep your eyes on the road. Plan...More

Thank silkroad_12
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful drive. There's so many views of the lakes & snow-capped mountains. Something different around every bend. Paradise is a gorgeous spot to stop just because it's called Paradise. Some friendly cows all around. The store at Glenorchy has some very good...More

Thank Desley G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited Queenstown numerous times & were looking for something different to do. We decided to drive down to Glenorchy as after doing some research we noted it was one of NZ most scenic. It certainly didn't disappoint us as every bend had a...More

Thank Ellemay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

About an hour easy drive from Queenstown. The views are fantastic lots of spots to stop for photos. The views were spectacular. Once in Glenorchy you could stay the day have a jet boat ride, go for a walk, horseride plenty of outdoor things to...More

Thank Therese55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a little more than an hour driving from Queenstown (centre of town) to Glenorchy, and it was an easy, lovely drive. Glenorchy is also gorgeous, and if you're a photographer, or brought a tripod - a beautiful spot for photos with a loved...More

Thank estheryeap
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit while in Queestown. Picturesque view for the drive to Glenorchy Jet boat rides and trail walks here for the adventurous Well worth the trip

Thank Kevin D
Nearby Restaurants
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4 September 2017|
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Response from andrew w | Reviewed this property |
Generally no but possible that may be some black ice
Bec K
23 July 2017|
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Response from kiwimartinnz | Reviewed this property |
The road is tar sealed all the way from queenstown to Glenorchy Main risk at this time of year is ice especially in morning and evening A small part of road is quite narrow so care is needed After Glenorchy town area if... More
20 April 2017|
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Response from Eddie W | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, reckon you mentioned Hobart in Australia, sorry couldn't help with that.