Half Day Glenorchy & Paradise Explorer - Altitude Tours

Join us for a magical journey to Glenorchy and beyond - located only 50 mins from Queenstown, this small settlement is full of characters and charm, both of the local and Middle Earth variety. Take in some of the most famous and scenic sights of the region and tuck into a classic Kiwi morning ...


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  • Join us for a magical half-day journey to Glenorchy and beyond.
  • Located on the north shores of Lake Whakatipu, this small settlement is full of character and charm, both of the local and Middle Earth variety.
  • Take in some of the most famous and scenic sights of the region, tuck into a class Kiwi morning tea and be entertained by the local stories and film history from your expert local guide.
  • Visit all of the best local and secret spots.
  • Get a photo with the famous Glenorchy red shed, pretend to be a Hobbit in Paradise, take in the incredible snow-capped views over the Dart and Rees Rivers and Diamond Lake, and hear stories of the early Maori settlers.
  • This is a truly iconic New Zealand destination, combining all of the top things which make the South Island what it is.
  • Travel in style in premium Mercedes vans with unique onboard videos and Wi-Fi.
  • Just sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning scenery and secret local sights.


  • Visit Glenorchy, taking in the iconic sights and learn about the local history.
  • Go beyond and visit Paradise, Diamond Lake and Lord of the Rings film locations.
  • Enjoy a Kiwi style morning tea including cheese rolls, L&P and Whittakers chocolates.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard.
  • Complimentary central Queenstown transfers.
Day 1 : What to expect:


Prepare to be whisked away on an unforgettable adventure as your guide awaits you just outside The Station Building on charming Camp Street, ready to accompany you in a sleek and modern Mercedes van. Our journey commences along the famed Queenstown-Glenorchy Road, a breathtaking route that has earned its place among the world's top 10 drives, promising a scenic spectacle like no other. The quaint township of Glenorchy welcomes us with open arms, and as we arrive, be prepared to be captivated by the mesmerizing lakefront vistas and the iconic red shed that stands as a testament to the area's rustic charm. But our exploration doesn't stop there; oh no! A truly scenic tour awaits, as we venture onward to Paradise, a place that lives up to its name in every sense. Our route shall lead us to the enchanting Diamond Lake, where nature's tranquility knows no bounds. And if that isn't enough, we have a special treat in store for all Lord of the Rings enthusiasts as we unveil the very film locations that brought Middle-earth to life. An experience that promises to intertwine fantasy and reality seamlessly. In the midst of this captivating journey, indulge in a delectable morning tea, carefully curated with famous Kiwi treats, a feast for your taste buds as well as your soul. But that's not all; we believe in the power of lasting memories. Therefore, we offer you a precious New Zealand gift, a token to forever cherish this magical escapade in the heart of the South Island. So, come forth and let us sweep you off your feet, as we embark on this wondrous excursion together. A fusion of natural beauty, cinematic magic, and heartfelt indulgence awaits, all against the backdrop of an iconic location that exudes the essence of New Zealand's South Island.

Meals: None


Departs: Daily

Pickup: 9am from Central Queenstown, outside The Station Info Centre on the corner of Camp and Shotover Streets.
Please ensure customers are ready and waiting 10 minutes prior to pick up time to ensure we are on time for our first location.

Returns: about 4.5 hours later - around 1:30pm


What to Bring:

Comfortable shoes and warm attire.



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