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Beautiful drive, amazing scenery

If you rented a car, this is a wonderful 1-2 hour excursion from Queenstown. Fabulous views... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Houston, Texas
awesome view, hearthbreaking

I would regret so much if I didnt make this trip to Glenorchy I enjoyed the driving from Queenstown... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Yanuar W
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Queenstown, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you rented a car, this is a wonderful 1-2 hour excursion from Queenstown. Fabulous views! Limited dining along the way, but there is a nice roadside cafe and gift shop in Glenorchy.

Thank Ucaimaman
Reviewed 6 days ago

I would regret so much if I didnt make this trip to Glenorchy I enjoyed the driving from Queenstown to Glenorchy

Thank Yanuar W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The drive down to Glenorchy from Queenstown was absolutely breathtaking. You’d struggle to drive without trying to stop at every corner to take a pic of the amazing views of the area. It’s quite a scenic drive and so peaceful. Would definitely do it again...More

Thank Waisale I
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful drive and community. Good place to spend a day shopping in the little stores and having lunch.

Thank tmendon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take your time to meander down the road to Glenorchy. The stunning scenery is not to be missed. A great selection of Cafe's in Glenorchy!

Thank Bevden141
Reviewed 1 week ago

The scenary along this road was so stunning and distractive. The road here is very steep and curvy and also narrow along certain regions. Please be careful while driving and ensure you have enough fuel in the car.

Thank Kaarthick I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous scenery of lake and mountains. Colours at sunset superb. 45 minutes of unexpected pleasure.

Thank Jeneeeh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very windy road along the lake edge. Fabulous views. You need to pay attention - road can be a bit narrow in places. Take your time and pull well off the side to take photos.

Thank AmberK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful drive! An easy 30 minute drive from the centre of Queenstown, there are jaw-dropping views around every corner. Well worth a day trip or just a drive out to the little township of Glenorchy and a distant view of the glorious Mount...More

Thank Conor O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one stunning road. If you are on a road trip in new zealand this is one road you must take. It is a short drive to Glenorchy from queenstown. Amazing views along the lake

Thank Raja V
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Lei G
7 May 2018|
Response from piccolina666 | Reviewed this property |
Yes I've seen really large campers on that route
Ronnie S
5 May 2018|
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Response from Jules J | Reviewed this property |
Weather in August can still be cold, with snow on mountains. At times you could have a snow dumping in towns towards bottom of the island. Roads are generally well kept and safe but if you need to use tyre chains in some... More