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Glenorchy is dramatically situated at the head of Lake Wakatipu and is completely encircled by the towering peaks of the Southern Alps. You get the impression this remote township is still coming to terms with the recently surfaced road that now links it with Queenstown and the outside world.

Glenorchy serves as the base for the world-famous jet-boat trip ‘Dart River Safari’, which heads deep in to Mount Aspiring National Park, a World Heritage Area, and also has its own small airline offering scenic flights up the dramatic valleys in to Fiordland.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Glenorchy

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Glenorchy, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Glenorchy

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    Places near Glenorchy

    Accommodation choices for Glenorchy

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Glenorchy. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Lakefront View of Blanket Bay Lodge

      Blanket Bay

      Opulent

      Blanket Bay Lodge is a haven of luxury and tranquility in a sublime setting. Each room, either in the main lodge or one of the two chalets, offers panoramic views of mountains, rivers and the lake.