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Located on the northern shore of Lake Wakatipu, Glenorchy is the gateway to many hiking trails and the magical world of Middle-earth. This place is also a popular base for many trails in New Zealand. Riding on horseback is also one of the most popular activities here. The spectacular scenery of Glenorchy has made it a location for filmmakers. The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Chronicles of Narnia are all here.
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Routeburn Track
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Lake Wakatipu
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Lake Wakatipu is located in Queenstown, New Zealand's South Island. It is the third largest lake in New Zealand. It is in a lightning bolt shape. The lake is very clear and known as “Emerald Lake”. If you are in Queenstown, you can choose to overlook the Lake Wakatipu from the famous Sky Cable Car. Taking the TSS Earnslaw steamship cruise is undoubtedly one way of enjoying the beautiful scenery on the Lake Wakatipu. Not only does it brings the lake and the mountains close under your eyes, but also brings the tranquility and serenity of the lake to your heart, and the breathtaking beauty of scenery into your memory. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious barbecue and experience authentic New Zealand culture.

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Paradise Day Walks
Full-Day Milford Sound Hiking Tour with Cruise
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Lord of the Rings Scenic Tour
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Wonderful Fjords, Skydiving Paradise, the Glenorchy Settlement and so on Could be Found Around Queenstown.
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There are many beautiful towns and natural scenery around Queenstown, and tourists, who want to choose 2 or 3 places for travel according to the own preference, would select the Queenstown as the base.
TripBlog   Dec 26, 2019

Glenorchy Weather

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When I got up in the morning, I saw a faint glow in the lake. Looking at such clouds every day, the days of breathing fresh air are so wonderful! After breakfast, we are going to go to Glenorchy, the source of this lake in Queenstown, where many of the rings of the Lord of the Rings are concentrated, and we go there to participate in a magic ring jungle walk and speedboat activities. Then take a helicopter! Its really exciting to think about it. On the way to Glenorchy, all the way to the lake and mountains, this road has been rated as the world's top ten most beautiful roads. When you arrive in the town of Glenorchy, report to the event center, then they will drive us over the bus. This grassland pasture and the mountains behind it have appeared many times in the Lord of the Rings and many advertisements. Jungle Hiking is an ancient forest where we take a ring of magic. All the trees here are covered with moss, which is especially magical. . However, in fact, the time is very short, and it takes a circle in the forest to come out. Finally, we sent us to the pier not far from the activity center. This place is the source of the lake. It is especially beautiful. I also took a lot of time here~ Next is the long-awaited helicopter! He took a helicopter through the lake, then flew to the snow and parked on the snow, feeling cool. We signed up for a 45-minute snow-capped flight, which is about two thousand yuan. The only photo on the snowy mountain~ After playing the speedboat and helicopter, I slowly drove back to Queenstown. The weather is very good today. I feel that the beauty of Queenstown has reached a new level in the sun!
Posted: Dec 19, 2018