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Guest suite · Glenorchy
Glenorchy Studio Apartment
Modern recently built studio apartment in quiet picturesque Glenorchy. Fabulous mountain views and within walking distance of lake, cafes and hotel. Jet-boating, kayaking, helicopter scenic flights, great walking tracks, and horse-riding are just some of the local activities available.
Mar 9 – 16
$95 per night
Hotel room · Kinloch
EcoScapes - Climate houses near Glenorchy
Passive low energy rooms, providing luxury lakefront accommodation that allows you to immerse yourself in nature and rejuvenate. Our two guest units provide stunning environmentally friendly and luxurious lakeside accommodation, showcasing the spectacular view of the top of Lake Wakatipu. Relax and unwind while you appreciate the ever-changing view, serenity, and wilderness of Kinloch. Located just across the lake from Glenorchy, EcoScapes have been built with locally-sourced green building technology and designed to blend with the environment whilst offering outstanding comfort and luxuries. The units are built to an R7 architectural level, meaning you have ultimate temperature control and comfort. Each EcoScape has In room projector, tablet, AppleTV and Netflix Tivoli clock radio and Bluetooth sound system Tea and coffee making facilities and a small fridge Verandah with outside furniture Gourmet breakfast served in room or at the Kinloch Lodge restaurant included
Jul 1 – 8
$272 per night
Bungalow · Glenorchy
Modern Glenorchy Cottage - No cleaning fee
Just a 40 minute drive from Queenstown, along one of New Zealand's most spectacular roads. Our new 2 bedroom cottage is surrounded by stunning mountain views. A leisurely 11 pm checkout. We can arrange track/ luggage transport and storage.
Dec 12 – 19
$93 per night

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3-Bedroom Glenorchy Getaway
Mar 27 – Apr 3
$190 per night
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C Wise Cottage - Glenorchy
Jan 16 – 23
$86 per night
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High Country Cottage - Glenorchy home with a view
Jun 8 – 15
$163 per night
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Newly build 3 bedroom family escape
Apr 30 – May 7
$183 per night
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Glenorchy House
Apr 23 – 30
$109 per night
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Wee Widja - Glenorchy
Sep 24 – Oct 1
$63 per night
Hotel room · Glenorchy
Double room at Kinloch Wilderness Retreat
Sep 2 – 9
$74 per night
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Glenorchy Lake Front House
Mar 27 – Apr 3
$206 per night
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Heritage Queen at Kinloch Wilderness Retreat
Apr 30 – May 7
$126 per night
Guesthouse · Mount Creighton
Beautiful Mountain Guesthouse - 10 Mins to Qtown
Nov 9 – 16
$97 per night
Hotel room · Glenorchy
Bunk in 4 bed dorm at Kinloch Wilderness Retreat
Jun 11 – 18
$26 per night
Home · Glenorchy
Glenorchy Home On The Lake!
Mar 20 – 27
$266 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.

When is 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.

What are the 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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