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Cabin in Glenorchy
Unique Modern Log Home | Great Views | Mtn Luxury
Only 40 minutes from Queenstown - Escape to the mountains in style. This modern, open plan Log House offers a relaxing place to escape. The indoor/outdoor living space offers inspiring mountain views. Located in Glenorchy, Gateway to Paradise & Mt. Aspiring National Park, New Zealand First time using AirBnB? Use the below link to sign up and get a $50NZD Airbnb credit. :) Even if you don't book with me, you can still use the link to claim the travel voucher!
$207 per night
Treehouse in Mount Creighton
Unique eco 1 bed treehouse in the native forest!
​Nestled in & amongst the native beech forest, our bespoke little cabin will take your breath away. Wake up to bird song, have your morning tea beside a Tui, and enjoy your dinner overlooking a stunning sunset in Bob's Cove. Our memorable, modern cabin is anything but ordinary. Only a 12 minute drive to Queenstown, and 30 minutes to Glenorchy. Have your busy Queenstown experience, then escape to our own private hideaway for some peace and quiet. With hiking and walking trails at your doorstep!
$112 per night
Chalet in Glenorchy
Campbelltown Cabins Glenorchy
Quiet private cabins located only 5 minutes from Glenorchy. Plenty of space with a private garden and friendly animals. Cosy rooms, bikes to go to and from the Glenorchy township and washing facilities available. IF YOU REQUIRE FULL COOKING FACILITIES, PLEASE SEE MY OTHER LISTING. Check out is 10am. Get outdoors and enjoy our Beautiful country.
$78 per night

Stay near Glenorchy's top sights

High Country Horses18 locals recommend
Glenorchy Animal Experience4 locals recommend
Kinloch Wilderness Retreat18 locals recommend
Glenorchy Café & Bar - The GYC12 locals recommend
Dart River Adventures38 locals recommend
Mrs Woolly's General Store11 locals recommend

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$89 per night
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Penthouse Studio - Amazing Wakatipu Lake Views
$124 per night
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Modern studio close to town with great views
$106 per night
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Perfect, Private Escape. Mt & Lake Views.
$125 per night
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Award Winning Architecturally Designed Pad, Views!
$311 per night
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Alfy's Secret Lair
$114 per night
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Beechwood Apartment 08
$111 per night
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Modern One Bedroom Apartment with Nice View
$119 per night
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Wye Not Choose Luxury with a Great View
$119 per night
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Remarkables Escape
$177 per night
Tiny home in Queenstown
$189 per night

Your guide to Glenorchy

All About Glenorchy

Located 30 miles from Queenstown on the edge of Lake Wakatipu on the South Island of New Zealand, Glenorchy is a small settlement surrounded by snow-capped mountains, ancient beeches, and crystal-clear lakes that draw cinematographers and outdoor lovers alike. You can hike through forests and along creeks, river terraces, and lagoons, or paddle a kayak to nearby islands. In the winter, backcountry and downhill skiers and snowboarders come for the scenic slopes. The mountain scenery around Glenorchy has served as the backdrop for some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters.

The village itself is small and consists of just a few streets, many of which are lined with one-story buildings housing eateries, gift shops, and a general store that sells locally crafted mementos and healthy hiking snacks. At the northern edge of town, check out the Glenorchy Lagoon Scenic Walkway, a two-mile hike around the lagoon. You’ll walk through wetlands teeming with birdlife and catch views of Mount Earnslaw, the tallest peak within the jagged mountain range.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Glenorchy

Thanks to the wide array of outdoor activities all year round, there is no bad time to secure your Glenorchy accommodation. The summer (December through March) is a great time to take an epic hike in the surrounding mountains, when you’ll find the warmest weather and longest days. Alternatively, get out on Lake Wakatipu for a boat tour, or kayak on one of the glacial-fed rivers.

In the fall season (March through June), the temperature begins to drop and the forest turns into a sea of red, yellow, and orange. During the winter (June through September), the temperature plummets, and the surrounding ski fields are usually open by July. Spring (September through December) brings warm weather, longer days, and beautiful flowers. Thanks to the melting snow, this is also a great time for whitewater rafting.

Regardless of when you visit, it’s always a smart idea to pack for rain in Glenorchy, as the area is known for its thunderstorms. Don’t forget sunscreen to protect yourself from New Zealand’s strong rays, and insect repellent to ward off the sand flies. The air can get dry in Glenorchy, so carrying a good moisturizer helps prevent chapping.

Top things to do in Glenorchy

Lake Wakatipu

Snaking through a glacier-carved trench surrounded by snow-capped mountains, the cerulean Lake Wakatipu is New Zealand’s third-biggest lake and is fed by the Dart and Rees rivers. You can explore the lake on a historic steamship, by kayak, or by jet boat, or take a slightly chilly dip from one of the lake’s beaches.

Routeburn Track

This 20-mile hiking trail runs through the Routeburn Gorge, linking Fiordland and Mount Aspiring national parks and passing soaring mountains, rushing waterfalls, and pristine crystal-clear lakes. The start of the hike is located near Glenorchy, making the town a perfect base if you’re interested in doing a section of the trail.


This tiny settlement is just a 20-minute drive from Glenorchy. Along the way, you can stop and take photos at the tranquil Diamond Lake. While one of the biggest draws to Paradise is the town sign, there is also a great hiking trail here. Trek past the ruins of the Paradise Homestead before climbing a small hill for sweeping views of the surrounding mountains.

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