A wonderful pre-Christmas break in Glenorchy

Thursday 20th December – Sunday 23rd December: A relaxing break in Glenorchy


Having visited Glenorchy back in October as part of our holiday around New Zealand we decided it would be the perfect place for a relaxing pre-Christmas break. We flew down from Auckland to Queenstown and picked up our hire car. We stopped off at New World first to do the first part of the big ‘Christmas shop’ and then headed into town to have lunch at Winnies and spent time wandering around one of our favourite parts of New Zealand. We then drove to Glenorchy and it was just as beautiful as we remembered and we were really happy to be there! We hired a gorgeous holiday house – which was huge and had a lovely hot tub. After arriving we had a nice wander into the centre and along the jetty. The following morning we were due to to the Dart River Jet Safari but postponed our trip until the next day as much better weather was forecast for then. We enjoyed a lovely walk around the lagoon boardwalk and took a drive in the evening towards Paradise and the scenery was just amazing. I have posted separately about the Dart River Jet Safari which we did on the Saturday and which was incredible! We were sad to leave Glenorchy but really excited about my parents and sister arriving for an amazing Queenstown Christmas!

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4 thoughts on “A wonderful pre-Christmas break in Glenorchy

  1. Some great photos there, you captured the essence of the place well. We visited Glenorchy for lunch on NYE and it was so cold! Neat place though and will have to return when we have a bit more time.

    • Thanks very much! Sorry Glenorchy was cold but glad you liked it. There is lots to do there – including the amazing Dart River Jet Safari which you should do if you get the chance when you return – we loved it! We spent NYE in Wellington (which I know is your hometown), where the winds were gale force but we had a great time! 🙂

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