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"Head of the Lake, Heart of the Mountains"

Glenorchy Tourism

Located at a short, 45 minute drive from the city of Queensland, the quaint settlement of Glenorchy is the perfect place for a weekend getaway. It is an extremely green and picturesque little town, but has a lot of fun-filled activities that you can enjoy, ranging from kayaking, hiking, skiing, snowboarding. You might have caught glimpses of this town before in one of your favourite movies, including the Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and The Chronicles of Narnia as many scenes have been shot here. Glenorchy is also close to a number of walking tracks, many of which are popular across the country and are known for being safe yet picturesque.

This place has you covered even if you’re not into the physical activities of hiking or kayaking etc! You could spend some time at the Glenorchy Animal Experience, where you can meet and spend time with many farm animals, ranging from donkeys and goats to alpacas and baby sheep! You could also go camping in the forest, next to the lake and take in the fresh forest air around you! Don’t forget to click some amazing, Instagram-worthy pictures while you’re here!

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Things to Do

There are multiple activities you can take part in here. Some of them include:

  • Kayaking – There are multiple rental services that operate here, and you can kayak in the lakes present in and around Glenorchy.
  • Hiking – Various trails, including the world-famous Routeburn Track, is located here, and promises to be the hiking trail of a lifetime. There are various agencies which take tours to these places and are reserved on the basis of bookings.
  • Other activities, such as snowboarding, skiing, skydiving, fly fishing, canyoning, boating and horse riding can also be done here.

Who Should Be Going

Anyone who would be interested in the activities provided here should definitely go. Those who are into films and cinema should also definitely check out this popular shooting hotspot in New Zealand!

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What is the best time to visit Glenorchy?

The best time to visit Glenorchy would be during the summer months from December to February, when temperatures range between 20 and 22 degrees. It would be the perfect weather to go hiking and kayaking, and exploring the forests around. Even the winter months from June to August, which are peak tourist season, have great weather. The rest of the year, the temperature is mostly suitable, but rainfall is much higher, which will not let you explore the town fully.
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What are the places near Glenorchy?

The top places near to Glenorchy are Queenstown which is 29 km from Glenorchy, Te anau which is located 81 km from Glenorchy, Invercargill which is located 173 km from Glenorchy, Arrowtown which is located 36 km from Glenorchy, Karitane which is located 197 km from Glenorchy

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