Glenorchy Tour

including Paradise Valley

Glenorchy Tour

From Queenstown, we drive around 45 minutes up to the head of Lake Wakatipu - Glenorchy. This is where the two main rivers, Dart and Rees, flow into the lake. The area is well known for amazing landscapes which feature lakes, rivers, mountains, farmland, and forest. The Queenstown to Glenorchy road won't disappoint and is a classic New Zealand scenic drive. In Glenorchy, we visit a famous boat shed and wharf and then travel to the Paradise Valley. The Paradise Valley is flanked by magnificent mountains and Beech tree forests. After spending some time in Paradise Valley, we then turn back and head for Queenstown.

What's included?

  • 4-hour tour to Glenorchy/Paradise.

  • Hotel pickup and drop off.

  • Tea/Coffee from a local cafe.

  • Free use of our Canon DSLR cameras. 

  • Small tours (max of 3) - book 2 or more it's made private.

  • Basic photography tuition on hand. 

  • We can take photos for you, edit them and send them to you - included.

  • Comfortable 4WD.

  • New Zealand Guide.



  • $225 for one

  • $338 for two - $169pp (private)

  • $451 for three - $151pp (private)


Prices are in NZD

Here are a few Tripadvisor reviews from the Glenorchy tour - more can be found here.

Glenorchy-Paradise Valley Tour

"We booked the Glenorchy-Paradise Valley tour. The forecast did not look great for the day we booked so Dan kindly offered to reschedule it. The views and landscape were stunning. Dan is very knowledgeable of the area, and taught us a lot on photo shooting. We had a great time and came back with lots of beautiful pictures! Definitely the highlight of our Queenstown trip."


Reviewed 22 April 2019

A fun thing to do, spectacular scenery

"I'm not a photographer, I just happen to own a camera and take photos, but on our second-last day in Queenstown, we came across this tour, booked it at 8 pm online and were picked up at our hotel the next morning. The drive to Glenorchy and Paradise is spectacular for scenery, and doing it this way meant we got taken to the most scenic/best photography places by someone who knew the area. There can be up to 4 people on a tour but there was just the two of us and I picked up a few good tips on things, such as including a fence line in a landscape photo to give interest and scale. We stopped at a local coffee shop in Glenorchy and refreshed, made our way on, to Paradise and on a gravel road into bushland. The weather was spectacular and we were both very happy with a relaxing way to do the trip as we didn't have a car (and saw one post-accident on the road back - another reason to let someone else do the driving). Highly recommended."

Reviewed 12 February 2019

Glenorchy and Paradise Tour Online Booking

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