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Glenorchy

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Piers & Boardwalks · Gift & Specialty Shops · Kayaking & Canoeing
Glenorchy is a small settlement at the northern end of Lake Wakatipu in the South Island region of Otago, New Zealand. It is approximately 45km by road or boat from Queenstown, the nearest large town. There are several pubs, a café and a range of small shops in the town catering mainly to tourists but also to the small resident population. There is also a small airstrip which caters to small planes.The Dart River and Rees River flow into the head of Lake Wakatipu next to Glenorchy.NamingGlenorchy was named after Glen Orchy in Argyll, Scotland.ActivitiesGlenorchy is a popular tourist spot, close to many tramping tracks. It lies near the borders of Mount Aspiring National Park and Fiordland National Park. The Routeburn Track, one of the New Zealand Great Walks can be accessed by passing through Glenorchy. Lesser known tracks such as the Greenstone and Caples Tracks and the Rees and Dart Tracks can also be accessed.Some of the activities that can be experienced in or near Glenorchy include: canyoning, fly fishing, jet boating, horse riding, kayaking, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, skydiving and boating. Just past the Glenorchy Golf Club is a circular public boardwalk which passes through the Glenorchy Lagoon and is a popular short walk for tourists and locals.
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Farm
Glenorchy Animal Experience
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Pier / Boardwalk
Glenorchy Lagoon Boardwalk
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Mrs Woolly's General Store
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Landmark
Glenorchy Waterfront Reserve
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Glenorchy

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Hiking Trail
Hollyford Track Fiordland National Park
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Duration: 8 hours
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Mirror Lakes Walk Fiordland National Park
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Duration: 2 hours
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Hiking Trail
Lake Marian Track Fiordland National Park
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Water Body
Mavora Lakes Park Fiordland National Park
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Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Glenorchy

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Safari
Wildlight Safaris Aotearoa
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Duration: 4 hours
Hiking Trail
Mt Judah Track
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Duration: 4 hours
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Rees-Dart Track
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Duration: 4 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Access Glenorchy at The Trading Post
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Nature in Glenorchy

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Water Body
Lake Sylvan
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Duration: 2 hours
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Waterfall
Lake Face Creek Falls
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Duration: 2 hours

Scenic Drive in Glenorchy

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Scenic Drive
Isengard Lookout
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Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Glenorchy

Gift & Specialty Shop
Gallary Cafe Glenorchy
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Duration: 2 hours

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