About Glenorchy


Imagine a place where merely being there nourishes your soul!

A place where you can stand - turn slowly 360 degrees - and absorb the stunning mountains backdrop harmonising with a foreground balancing both arable and natural habitats. A tranquil blending of mountains, water and forests.

The snow clad peaks of the Barrier Mountain Range to the north are dominated by a towering massif - Mount Earnslaw / Pikirakatahi (2830m) standing centre stage - while forested beech slopes, braided rivers and crystal clear mountain streams flowing from numerous valleys into Lake Wakatipu portray a 100% pure vista that is revealed first to travellers as they round Bennetts Bluff on the Glenorchy Queenstown road thus causing them to catch their breath at their first sight of the Head of the Lake.

Since the earliest times, this area has captured the imaginations and hearts of both settlers and travellers alike.

Today, the magic of Glenorchy continues to lure - always the natural beauty here accentuates the need for people to linger, contemplate, or to be inspired by both its subtleness and boldness.

Whether you wish simply to be passive and reflect on life, or to be challenged, you will not leave disappointed.

The front country offers much for those on a short time constraint - but don't worry - you will return. Once is never enough.

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