Looking for a road trip out of Queenstown? Glenorchy town itself isn’t up to much (depsite being quite pretty) but the surroundings offer up some incredible hikes, extreme sports locations and even some Lord of the Rings sight-seeing!
We started our day with the 45 minute drive out of Queenstown, on the northern shored of Lake Wakatipu. It doesn’t take long for the vistas to become sensational and quintessentially Kiwi:
Grab a map, jump in a car and get going! We visited; Glenorchy, Diamond Creek, Paradise and the Lake Sylvan walk. You can read all about the walks along the way HERE, but in the meantime, check out our pictures for inspiration: