Glenorchy sits at the northern tip of Lake Wakatipu, along a stunningly beautiful stretch of road that runs from Queenstown to the (aptly-named) rural settlement of Paradise further north. Instead of trying to negotiate these unfamiliar (and sometimes dangerous) country roads on your own, get a driver who knows the region on this half-day drive. Spend some time exploring Glenorchy’s shops and cafes, and take advantage of some remarkable alpine photo ops.
Stop at several Lord of the Rings filming locations on the road to Paradise
Learn about the region’s Māori history and secret highlights from your guide
With morning and afternoon departure times, this tour fits your schedule
If you need to check your emails, WiFi is available on board your luxury van