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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.

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

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Suggested itinerary featuring Glenorchy

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Glenorchy, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

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    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.