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Scenic Morning Drive from Queenstown

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Scenic Morning Drive from Queenstown

We are coming to Queenstown early October for 3 days. We have a pretty packed schedule going to Milford Sound, doing the Shotover Jet and doing the 3 hour zipline tour.

We have a morning free (zipline starts at 3pm) and looking for suggestions on where to take a morning drive to. We hear that the countryside is beautiful and want to putz around taking pictures. I did google and see the drive to Wanaka over Crown Range Road but didn't know if that was the best choice.

Please let me know what you think - we can't wait for the trip!

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1. Re: Scenic Morning Drive from Queenstown

Yes, over the Crown Range to Wanaka and return via Cromwell is a stunning drive, as is the shorter drive up to Glenorchy and on to Paradise.

Why not wait and see what the weather is doing before deciding?

You can easily fill a week with scenic drives around Queenstown - enjoy :)

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2. Re: Scenic Morning Drive from Queenstown

Try the 40km drive up the lake to Glenorchy, if you want to do a bit more go on to Kinloch or Paradise.

Glenorchy has enough options for morning tea or lunch.

3. Re: Scenic Morning Drive from Queenstown

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