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Glenorchy & Paradise Half-Day Explorer provided by Altitude Tours

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Overview
The scenic wonders along Glenorchy-Queenstown Road are best navigated by a professional driver. Travel in style by luxury Mercedes van equipped with Wi-Fi and a Spotify playlist on board. With a passenger limit of 14, this small-group tour makes it easy. Outdoor enthusiasts and LOTR fans alike will find plenty of awe-inspiring sights in Glenorchy and the aptly named town of Paradise.
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You'll start at
The Station Information Centre
Corner of Shotover & Camp Streets, 25 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New ZealandStation Information Center
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  • 1
    Glenorchy-Queenstown Road
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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  • 2
    Glenorchy Wharf
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 3
    Glenorchy-Paradise Road
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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You'll end at
The Station Information Centre
Corner of Shotover & Camp Streets, 25 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New ZealandStation Information Center
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Highlights
  • Visit Glenorchy, nestled on the northern shores of Lake Wakatipu
  • Explore the rustic town of Paradise with a guide
  • Scenic roads include native beech forest and lookout points
  • Pickup and drop-off provided from central Queenstown
Important Information
Departure Point
The Station Information Centre, Corner of Shotover & Camp Streets, 25 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Bottled water
  • Kiwi morning or afternoon tea
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Complimentary central Queenstown transfers
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • On board Kiwi music (download our Spotify playlist!)
  • Complimentary NZ Greenstone
  • Maori storytelling and history
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Minimum numbers of 2 apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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River P wrote a review 9 Jul
Matamata, New Zealand4 contributions
Fantastic day out with Megan on Wednesday 8th in Glenorcy. The 4 of us were very lucky to have our own private tour that morning as we were the only ones booked on 😅 and as ex Hobbiton employees, megan did not disappoint on the LOTR knowledge. Although disappointed she does not
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Response from altitudetours, Front Office Manager at Glenorchy & Paradise Half-Day Explorer
Responded yesterday
Sounds like you had an awesome tour with Megan! We'll be sure to pass along your kind words and thank you for leaving a great review. Enjoy the rest of your time in Queenstown!
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buffykc wrote a review May 2020
Chirnside Park, Australia459 contributions30 helpful votes
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We had a wonderful morning with Tanya as our guide - it was a little testy with some of the clients on board that did not quite get the program - that's all i will say on that - but Tanya handled it so well, and made sure we all had an enjoyable time! She had heaps of
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from altitudetours, Front Office Manager at Glenorchy & Paradise Half-Day Explorer
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for leaving a lovely review! We're really happy to hear Tania provided an awesome tour despite the circumstances and it didn't dampen your experience!
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Cathy C wrote a review Mar 2020
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We had a great time. Breathing scenery and a wonderful guide. Meagan was great! She shared lots of information, was energetic, and funny. Highly recommend this tour!!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from altitudetours, Front Office Manager at Glenorchy & Paradise Half-Day Explorer
Responded 20 Mar 2020
Thanks for your review! We will be sure to let Megan know you had a fantastic trip to Glenorchy with her. Many thanks, Altitude Tours
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Hugh wrote a review Mar 2020
15 contributions3 helpful votes
Well worth the half day trip our to Glenorchy for the beautiful scenery. I'm blanking on the name of our guide but he was very knowledgeable and had been in the region a long time. Knew a lot of fun trivia about LOTR as well as the history of the area. Amazing scenery, some of
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from altitudetours, Front Office Manager at Glenorchy & Paradise Half-Day Explorer
Responded 17 Mar 2020
It's so beautiful in Glenorchy & Paradise, they definitely have some of the best scenery! We're really happy you enjoyed the tour with us and thank you for leaving a great review.
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Joli_Papillon wrote a review Mar 2020
San Francisco, California42 contributions14 helpful votes
Megan was our delightful tour guide for this half-day scenic drive to Glenorchy and Paradise from Queenstown. We stopped along the way several times for photo ops as well as for a little picnic. Megan was very informative about New Zealand and the culture as well as the places
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Responded 17 Mar 2020
Thank you for leaving a lovely review! We're so glad to hear Megan provided a great tour for you and you enjoyed getting to explore Glenorchy and Paradise :)
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