What To Do In Queenstown – Explore

With Glenorchy’s unique location at the head of Lake Wakatipu and as a start and end point to many of the Great Walks, it is an outdoor enthusiasts dream. You’ll never again have to wonder what to do in Queenstown.

Glenorchy Hotel Queenstown – Location

Glenorchy is a popular tourist spot, close to many tramping tracks. It lies near the borders of Mount Aspiring National Park and Fiordland National Park. The Routeburn Track one of the New Zealand Great Walks can be accessed by passing through Glenorchy. Lesser known tracks such as the Greenstone and Caples Tracks and the Rees and Dart Tracks can also be accessed.

What to do in Glenorchy:

Some of the activities that can be experienced in or near Glenorchy include: canyoning, fly fishing, jet boating, horse riding, kayaking, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, skydiving and boating. Just past the Glenorchy Golf Club is a circular public boardwalk which passes through the Glenorchy Lagoon and is a popular short walk for tourists and locals.

Activities In Glenorchy


Glenorchy is proud to have some of the most scenic walking tracks in the world right on its doorstep. From mountainous tracks to bird-watching, there’s so much on offer.

Short Walks

If you’re feeling adventurous, choose from scenic day or half day walk in the Glenorchy region to a quick stroll around the lagoon. Pack a picnic and head off on a nature adventure.


Popular year-round with both angler and fly fisherman, Lake Wakatipu’s clear waters hold an abundance of salmon, rainbow and brown trout. This is prime high-country fishing.

Jet Boating

Being New Zealand’s third largest lake measuring 80km long, Lake Wakatipu and the river deltas that feed it are ideal for both commercial and private jet boating thrill-seekers.


With almost 40,000 hectares of mountainous land in the surrounding areas, there’s ample opportunity for hunting around the Glenorchy region.


These crystal clear waters were made for kayaking. Hit the lake and explore the secluded coast and islands, just an easy paddle away.

Horse Riding

The surrounding landscape provides both advanced and beginner scenic horse treks through some of New Zealand’s most pristine countryside.

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