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Scenic drive

I have to refrain myself from stopping every 2 minutes to photograph the stunning scenery. It is a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Melbourne, Australia
Great road and uncommercial Glenorchy

Had a great drive down the lake and such a surprise reaching Glenorchy as still not too... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tetbury, United Kingdom
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Queenstown, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have to refrain myself from stopping every 2 minutes to photograph the stunning scenery. It is a pleasant drive from Queenstown and not challenging. Glenorchy is a cute little destination but the drive itself is the main reason people head that way along the...More

1  Thank PhoebeNJ
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a great drive down the lake and such a surprise reaching Glenorchy as still not too commercialised for now with real local feel

Thank accepted_planet
Reviewed 4 days ago

Well worth the drive to see the lake and mountains from different angles. Drive on to Kinloch too and have lunch at Kinloch Lodge.

Thank bjm286
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Most amazing drive ever.Spectacular scenery. Would go back to New Zealand just for the Glenorchy -Queenstown scenes

Thank NoelS1327
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a truly spectacular trip along the shore line, offers excellent opportunities for photos. But do keep an eye out for a local in a car behind you! they travel this road every day so they Couldn’t care less about the view! Allow plenty...More

Thank PerA026
Reviewed 1 week ago

I always come back to Glenorchy whenever I'm in Queenstown. It's such a quiet and surreal place to be! The drive down, being one the most scenic drives in the Southern Hemisphere, is a breeze to conquer despite being 45 minutes.

1  Thank whatmarkshoots
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove from Queenstown to Glenorchy and found a small, quaint town, a lovely spot for afternoon tea and a bit of history thrown in. A lovely trip.

Thank Lynn31WA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, what a drive! Plenty of places to stop and take in the amazing views around Lake Wakatipu. You think you have taken the best pictures that anyone could possibly imagine and then you go around the next bend and see an even better one!...More

Thank SteveShellie B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The travel route by coach from Queenstown is long, winding, but definitely beautiful view, passing by farms and reaching the quite town. Really breath taking view along the way, enjoining the quite and easy country life. For day tour will take around 4 hours including...More

Thank ctcmanila
Reviewed 1 week ago

This road is a total dream... You take your car without knowing what to expect and it litterally blow your mind ! View all the way long on the Wakatipu Lake and the mountains around. By night, be prepared to be able to stare at...More

Thank MarieVanina2018
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Lei G
May 6, 2018|
Response from piccolina666 | Reviewed this property |
Yes I've seen really large campers on that route
Ronnie S
May 4, 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