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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!
$291 per night
Guest suite in 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.
$88 per night
Cabin in Glenorchy
Charming Glenorchy Cottage - No cleaning fee
Just a 40 minute drive from Queenstown, along one of New Zealand's most spectacular roads. Our modern one bedroom cottage is surrounded by stunning mountain views. A leisurely 11 am checkout. We are pet friendly
$100 per night

Stay near Glenorchy's top sights

Photo of Glenorchy Animal Experience
Glenorchy Animal Experience4 locals recommend
Photo of High Country Horses
High Country Horses18 locals recommend
Photo of Mrs Woolly's General Store
Mrs Woolly's General Store11 locals recommend
Photo of Dart River Adventures
Dart River Adventures38 locals recommend
Photo of Glenorchy Café & Bar - The GYC
Glenorchy Café & Bar - The GYC12 locals recommend
Photo of Kinloch Wilderness Retreat
Kinloch Wilderness Retreat18 locals recommend

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Bungalow in Glenorchy
Modern Glenorchy Cottage - No cleaning fee
$115 per night
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Modern & open-plan 3 bed 2 bath house near lake
$182 per night
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3-Bedroom Glenorchy Getaway
$212 per night
Private room in Glenorchy
A night in Glenorchy Paradise
$79 per night
Guesthouse in Glenorchy
Precipice Creek Station
$106 per night
Tiny home in Glenorchy
Mount Alfred view Tiny house.
$91 per night
Cottage in Glenorchy
Valley View Cottage in the Country
$154 per night
Home in Glenorchy
Gateway to Paradise
$151 per night
Chalet in Glenorchy
Campbelltown Cabins Glenorchy
$80 per night
Guesthouse in Glenorchy
Harakeke Hut
$52 per night
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Glenorchy House
$127 per night
Cottage in Glenorchy
C Wise Cottage - Glenorchy
$91 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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