- GATEWAY TO PARADISE - NEW ZEALAND
the Head of Lake Wakatipu, Glenorchy is nestled between
the Richardson (east) and Humboltd (west) Mountain Ranges
and overlooked by the mighty snow capped Mount Earnslaw
in the North.
From Glenorchy you can travel on to the Rees Valley, Paradise and the Dart Valley, Kinloch township, Routeburn Valley and Greenstone/Caples Valleys which boarder both Mount Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks.
The two main industries in Glenorchy are farming and tourism which have enabled the town to thrive while still maintaining it's unique qualities and southern kiwi culture.
to approximately 200 people, Glenorchy is a welcoming
and vibrant town offering a range of accommodation,
fishing and much
Glenorchy's surrounding landscape has become a prime location
for film scouts and was chosen to depict many scenes in
the three award winning Lord of the Rings movies. More
recently the area has featured in The Lion the Witch and
the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia, Hercules
and countless adverts.
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