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Glenorchy-Queenstown Road

Queenstown, New Zealand
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Worth the Drive from Queenstown.

We drove the 45 minute trip along the most beautiful views in NZ. We were only in the town for half... read more

Reviewed today
Emma A
via mobile
Fantastic drive with beautiful lake and mountain views

Anyone reading some of my New Zealand reviews will notice that I am completely in love with this... read more

Reviewed yesterday
James K
Toronto, Canada
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“scenic drives” (25 reviews)
“take photos” (52 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Queenstown, New Zealand
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Reviewed today via mobile

We drove the 45 minute trip along the most beautiful views in NZ. We were only in the town for half an hour but thats really all you need. Awesome views.

Thank Emma A
Reviewed yesterday

Anyone reading some of my New Zealand reviews will notice that I am completely in love with this country. One of the MANY reasons for this is the Queenstown-Glenorchy Road. The views start from Queenstown itself, as you drive for around 90 minutes (we stopped...More

Thank James K
Reviewed yesterday

The scenery on the drive to Glenorchy is like those wallpapers on a computer! Absolutely breathtaking!

Thank travelisor
Reviewed 2 days ago

Driving along the remarkable mountain and the lake reach to Glenorchy town, stunning views, but narrow road.

Thank Eddie W
Reviewed 3 days ago

The road to Glenorchy is amazing. The views of the mountains beautiful. The small bays along the way peaceful and serene. Nice coffee etc to be had in Glenorchy and a photo opportunity at the pier in Glenorchy. A lovely way to spend a day.

Thank AucklandWiz
Reviewed 3 days ago

There are a variety of ways to see the scenery on the lake. This drive is certainly an easy and worthwhile way to do it. Lots of places to stop, with good signposting to highlight walks, mountain bike trails, key points of interest etc. I...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a beautiful place- while driving to Glenorchy there was quite a bit of low cloud over but when we arrived it had clear enough for us to realize that what we thought were low laying hills were actually large mountains.

Thank crawfordjune
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most spectacular and beautiful roads you will ever drive. Even better, get someone else to drive or catch a coach, so you can enjoy the view. Not to be missed!

Thank Medon L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family of four hired a car and did this drive today and loved it. It's roughly an hour each way, a pretty easy drive without much traffic - even in peak season. It features absolutely breathtaking scenery from beginning to end. We stopped a...More

Thank Jimmoiy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Place to drive down, enjoy the mother nature and the mountains. Beauty of this place is mesmerizing and you will just stand still

Thank Aroy22
Nearby Restaurants
Glenorchy Cafe
397 reviews
.24 km away
The Trading Post
73 reviews
.20 km away
Glenorchy Hotel Ltd Restaurant
120 reviews
.35 km away
Gallery Cafe
20 reviews
.22 km away
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Heli Glenorchy
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.26 km away
Glenorchy Lagoon Boardwalk
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20 April 2017|
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Response from JMBFDublin | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I was not in Hobart.
26 February 2017|
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Response from Meike V | Reviewed this property |
Depending on your budget and level of adranaline wish most of what was recommended is worth it. Based on two trips, here is my list of recommendation: - Devils Burger als alternative to Fere Burger if the cue is too long... More
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Karen B
30 January 2017|
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Response from MarlsCass1969 | Reviewed this property |
There are tours to Glenorchy. We rented a car though