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Glenorchy & Dart River Discovery

Glenorchy & Dart River Discovery

Experience the breathtaking beauty of Glenorchy, a hidden gem nestled amidst the stunning landscapes of Queenstown, on this private guided tour. 

This exclusive journey promises an immersive and unforgettable experience with our beautiful outdoors and is perfect for visitors wanting a chance to get up close and personal with their surroundings. 

Immerse yourself in the landscapes of Middle-earth as you explore the picturesque town of Glenorchy, untouched ‘Paradise’ and the pristine Dart River.

Your knowledgeable and friendly guide will pick you up and drop you off at your Queenstown accommodation, or the airport if you prefer, in a comfortable luxury vehicle.

Tour highlights

From the moment you set off, you'll be captivated by the scenic beauty that surrounds you. The journey itself is a treat, with winding roads that hug the lakeside revealing spectacular vistas at every turn.

As you approach Glenorchy, prepare to be enchanted by its tranquil charm. This small town is situated at the head of Lake Wakatipu and is renowned for its untouched wilderness and striking alpine landscapes.

One of the highlights of your tour is a visit to Paradise, a truly fitting name for a place that seems like a slice of heaven on Earth. Here, you'll be surrounded by snow-capped mountains, dense beech forests, and pristine lakes that have served as iconic backdrops in many films, including "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy. Take your time to soak in the mesmerising beauty of Paradise and capture photographs that will leave you breathless.

Continuing your journey, you'll have the opportunity to explore the Dart River on a spectacular 90-minute jet boat journey. The Dart is a glacial river renowned for its crystal-clear waters, surrounded by snow-covered peaks, hidden valleys and waterfalls.

Embark on a short scenic nature walk, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the untouched wilderness amongst the ancient native beech forest.

  • Simon was a top-notch guide. Friendly, organized and knowledgeable. He gave us a regional tour, plus two vineyard stops. Would use him again.
  • We did the Queenstown highlights tour. Steven, our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. We enjoyed the whole experience. Great value for money and we would highly recommend.
  • Do not hesitate to hire this company if you need to see Queenstown and the surrounding areas! Stephen our driver/guide spent two days with us teaching us so much about this beautiful country! He was prompt, He catered to our needs, was a wonderful, safe driver, and made us laugh! He was also so patient to put up with our endless questions and stories! If you’re lucky enough to get Stephen than you’re lucky enough! Thanks for an awesome two days!
  • We had Ian take us for a full day of sightseeing. He was warm, funny, an excellent driver and made sure we had a terrific day.
    Highly recommend!