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Address: Queenstown, New Zealand
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Truly a unique experience

Just fantastic view after fantastic view. When you think you have seen the ultimate, something else comes along that is better. This is in large part due to the up and down and... read more

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just fantastic view after fantastic view. When you think you have seen the ultimate, something else comes along that is better. This is in large part due to the up and down and winding nature of the road. You keep getting a different perspective. Not a lot of fun for the driver. Worth stopping frequently. In normal circumstances an hour... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Whilst it can be a little scary for people who don't like driving right on the cliffs edge, the views are spectacular, it is not all right on the cliffs edge, Glenorchy is a stunning little town and it is well worth the drive and visit

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Thank Soni M
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Driving along the road towards Glenorchy from Queenstown is totally worth the cost of the hire car. Every turn in the road provides spectacular views and unbelievable scenery. Fortunately there are plenty of points along the route for pulling over and taking photographs. As the weather changes and clouds move you can happily sit and enjoy the scenery from numerous... More 

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Thank sandya1504
Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Drop dead gorgeous views along the entire drive - it was like something straight out of a postcard. Once you reach Glenorchy, there's a couple of cafes around where you can rest and soak in the stunning scenery before heading back to Queenstown.

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Thank Mimi L
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4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

beautiful town. however was busy with a lot of tourists. the cafes were lovely to eat at and very friendly people.

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Thank Holly G
Singleton, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

About a 45 min trip if you don't stop. There are a lot of amazing places along the way to view the lake. Take the time to stop and look around. Glenorchy has 2 pubs to get meals and drinks at. Also a place for great photo's

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Thank Ratchew
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The views of Glenorchy are very beautiful. It is a quiet place with a lot of mountain views and lake. A must see place in Queens town.

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Thank Jimmy D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As we did the drive with no much snow, we are planing to comeback in August and redo the trip. You have to keep a full day to do this trip and a camera it is a must

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Thank Pedro F B
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A ridiculously picturesque drive. Not a difficult drive but take time to stop along the way to absorb it all. The view from the Glenorchy Pub is superb.

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Thank P060361
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love the views driving to AND from Glenochy (they are different!) and would recommend others to take on this short-ish drive too. Young children may need to be prepared (less food prior) as some parts can be a tad windy. Enjoy the adventure.

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