18 Jan 2019 - 19 Jan 2019
2 guests - 1 room
Glenorchy is a short 45 minute drive out of Queenstown and makes for a gorgeous day trip (though you may well decide to stay a night or two). Like Queenstown its built around Lake Wakatipu and surrounded by forest - but its a lot less touristy, a little cheaper and just overall more of an authentic New Zealand experience. There is horse trekking, sky diving, hiking, rafting and just about everything else you can think of doing.
Glenorchy is about 50km down the road from Queenstown and is half a world away. Where QT is busy and bustling GY is a quiet refuge from the speed of life. Stunning surroundings and breathtaking mountain views.
Glenorchy is a wonderful small town in New Zealand. Sitting here in the evenings watching the sun disappear over the tips of the mountains is just beautiful. The staff at the small cafe is very friendly and inviting and the food is quite tasty also. I would recommend a trip out if only just for an afternoon. You will not regret it.
For someone to say there is not much to here. They can not be out door people. This is a quick list off the top of my head. -The Dart Jet and Funyaks up the Dart river. -Walking tracks - The Rees, the Dart , the Routeburn, The Caples ,the board walk around the wetlands, lake Sylan walk. - Fishing - fly fishing and spin fishing , any where there are creeks and rivers all over the place. -Jet boating and wind surfing, the world wind surfing record for speed was held here for a while. Horse back riding. - two main stables. Deer stalking, in the national park and on private property if you have permission. - Sky diving - NZone You come up here to get away from cell phones computers and get in touch with nature, charge the batteries and rekindle the sole. Glenorchy is heaven to some.