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

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Beautiful scenery

The lakeside road is an easy drive or if you prefer you can join a hosted tour with a knowledgeable guide. If you are a fan of The Lord of the Rings you should probably opt for a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The lakeside road is an easy drive or if you prefer you can join a hosted tour with a knowledgeable guide. If you are a fan of The Lord of the Rings you should probably opt for a guided tour.

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Auckland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The road from Queenstown to Glenorchy is an easy one on a good surface. It offers plenty of places to stop and view the lake.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice drive to Glenorchy. Lots of stunning scenery and places to pull over and take photos. Highly reccomend

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We drove from Queenstown to Glenorchy, even a little further to paradise road. We stopped at a lot of places for photos. Views are simply spectacular.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the most beautiful drives in our two weeks in the South Island. Gorgeous views of the mountains and lake, culminating in the quaint little town of Glenorchy. Scenes right out of Lord of the Rings, many scenes of which were filmed in this area. Highly recommend.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Can you get enough scenic views here? It's another amazing drive with views of mountain ranges, glaciers, beautiful lake wakatipu, Bob's bay, etc.... it's well worth the short drive from Queenstown. Beware, it is sandfly heaven.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful drive, you will not regret doing this trip to Glenorchy. The scenery is fantastic. The road can get busy so allow some extra time.

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Washington DC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was worth the drive, even in the rain. The area was beautiful, and the drive getting there was so scenic, with many places to pull over for photos. Put aside some time to do this.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were advised by locals to visit Glenorchy. Many consider this the prettiest part of New Zealand and we could see why.

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Carson City, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a small, winding road. Enjoy the scenery. The paved road terminus at Glenorchy is a scenic treat with food and lodging at the end. It is especially interesting to hear the history of the road and how recently the communities it connects were isolated - accessible only by ferry. The hydrology of the Lake and the Maori story... More 

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