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Glenorchy Travel Guide: 48 reviews and 129 photos


Glenorchy is a small town nestled in spectacular scenery on Lake Wakatipu in New Zealand's south Island. It is approximately 45km's by road from Queenstown.

Glenorchy is a popular tourist spot, close to many tramping tracks. It lies near the borders of Mount Aspiring National Park and Fiordland National Park.

The local scenery received worldwide attention when it was used as a backdrop for the 'Lord of the Rings' films.

  • Last visit to Glenorchy: Sep 2009
  • Intro Written Oct 23, 2009
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  • amandajayne81's Profile Photo
    Jan 5, 2011 at 11:38 PM

    Wonderful place by the looks of it. Thanks for the tips.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Mar 28, 2010 at 11:51 AM

    Absolutely stunning scenery! I read 'Lord of the Rings' many decades ago and it was one of my all-time favourites. Kids making the bridge swing? Looks like they have the same idea everywhere!

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2010 at 6:30 PM

    Wonderful photos! Love this area of New Zealand!

  • kiwi's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2009 at 12:56 AM

    I'm so glad you got to walk part of the Routeburn. And you got as far as the slip on the hillside, which exposed what must be one of the best views in kiwiland!

  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Oct 25, 2009 at 3:34 AM

    Wow! Those photos from the Routeburn Trail are so great! I'm getting itchy feet...

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Oct 24, 2009 at 12:37 PM

    an interesting place with a name that exists also in Scotland, thanks for sharing !


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