Glenorchy Explorer Tour

Visit Paradise on a day trip.

Enjoy a fantastic half-day trip to the scenic area of Glenorchy & Paradise from Queenstown

Join us for a fantastic journey to Glenorchy and beyond, Which is Located north of Lake Wakatipu.

The area was a small settlement during the gold rush and it is full of character and charm.

Snap a photo at the famous Glenorchy Red Shed and visit the local hidden spots.
Dress up or pretend to be a hobbit at paradise surrounded by magnificent views of the southern alps over the Rees and dart rivers.

Enjoy our kiwi morning tea and try some local favourites.

These iconic destinations in one trip will show you the true beauty of New Zealand’s South Island.

This Glenorchy Scenic tour is approximately 4 hours, departing Queenstown daily at 9am and returning at 1pm.

*Please note minimum passenger numbers are required for this tour to operate.

Tour Highlights

  • Complimentary Hotel pick up
  • Kiwi morning tea
  • Sightseeing at Glenorchy Area & Paradise
  • Complimentary water & wifi

Frequently Asked Questions

Pick up and drop off is from the Station Information Centre, Cnr Camp and Shotover Streets. Which is located in downtown Queenstown.

The minimum numbers to operate the tour is 3, the maximum we will take is 16 passengers in one vehicle.

There is no minimum age for this tour.

Yes it is a family friendly for people of all ages.

The Glenorchy Tour operates all year round, Its recommended to bring a waterproof jacket during winter.

The drive from Queenstown to Glenorchy is approximately one hour as we stop at key locations on the way, for some incredible views and a chance for beautiful photos.

  • A comfortable shoes.
  • A rain coat, if on the day it looks like it would be a rainy day.
  • Warm clothing in winter as we will be exploring places outdoors.

We have umbrellas on board. 

Yes you can dress in Lord of the Rings costumes on the tour, we will visit locations that will make your look like you are in the movie.
We also carry costumes and props on the tour.

Your guide will set up a New Zealand (Kiwi) inspired morning or afternoon tea in a picturesque outdoor location. You will be able to taste local favorites such as lolly cake, cheese rolls, L&P, tea, coffee and Pineapple Lumps.   

We do not have any facilities to lift you into our vans, please get in touch to discuss your requirements, we will do our best to accommodate you.