Glenorchy, New Zealand

Glenorchy Activities

Within the stunning backdrop of this areas surrounds, there’s a multitude of activities to choose from – hiking, scenic tours, jet boating, helicopter tours, horse riding, kayaking, fly fishing, scenic flights, even sky diving or hang gliding! And after all that massage therapy is also available. For more information on times, prices or to book any of the following activities CLICK HERE to go to our contact form or just email us direct at

Delta Discovery 4WD Buggies

Delta Discovery

Located on the Dart River delta, north of Glenorchy, this is the Ultimate Self-Drive adventure for all ages. Take charge of our electric 4WD vehicles, loaded with interactive GPS technology to explore this pristine wilderness at your own pace. Discover the area’s surprising wildlife, history and geology, while enjoying the breath-taking scenery used in some of New Zealand’s most iconic movies – including the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Tours depart daily 10:00am and 2:00pm. 4WD vehicles, GPS navigation and a pre-tour briefing is provided. Allow two hours for the tour.

Price per vehicle NZ$240. Max three people per vehicle

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Hiking Glenorchy


There are many day hike options available in the area from a one hour stroll to a full eight hour day hike. Glenorchy Adventures can organise guided hikes, or map and track information if you would prefer not to be guided. Your transport to the tracks can be organised. This can include a Routeburn Track car relocation service with Trackhopper from one end of the track to the other. Trackhopper also offer track car relocation services for Milford Sound and Greenstone, Caples.

If a full day hike takes your fancy, we can also organise packed lunches for your day

Price from: NZ$265 per car one way

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Dart River Safari

Jet Boating

Dart River Jet experiences are a unique combinations of breathtaking ‘World Heritage’ scenery, exhilarating wilderness Jet Boating, Maori heritage and inspiring adventure – truly authentic discoveries of everything that makes New Zealand an exceptional destination. Talk to Glenorchy Adventures to find out which option will suits you best and join us on a diverse adventure traveling deep into the pristine Dart River Valley and spectacular Mt Aspiring National Park to explore this awe-inspiring area and ‘Discover New Zealand’s Heart’.

Price from: NZ$249 per person

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Dart River Safari

Fun Yaks

Dart River’s Funyak day trip is an amazing journey deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mt Aspiring National Park. Get up-close with nature with a gentle paddle on crystal clear waters. Combine wilderness jet boating with unique ‘Funyak’ inflatable canoes for a fun way to explore the Dart River, as well as hidden side streams, rock pools and dramatic chasms. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of this stunning area at your own pace as you float downstream on sparkling water, then enjoy a sumptuous buffet lunch before heading past ‘Paradise’ and on to Glenorchy. Then travel a back-country route passing by locations used in movies to illustrate Middle Earth.

Price from: NZ$339 per person

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Heli Glenorchy

Scenic Helicopter Tours

From a 20 minute local scenic flight including mountain top landing to a stunning flight over the Southern Alps to Milford Sound – it’s all available from Heli Glenorchy. Glenorchy Adventures have a full list of Heli Glenorchy excursions available with prices. Heli Fishing or Heli Skiing (Skiing available during July - September only) are available, or take an enchanting heli/cruise/heli option from Glenorchy to Milford Sound over the Southern Alps, and join a cruise on the world-famous fiord. See the incredible waterfalls and native New Zealand wildlife from both air and sea. The ultimate way to experience Milford Sound and Fiordland.

Price from: NZ$295 per person

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Glenorchy Air

Scenic Flights to Milford Sound

Glenorchy Air is a fixed wing flight company, flying across the Southern Alps on some of the most spectacular scenic flights in the world. Providing flights from Glenorchy Airstrip to many destinations around the South Island, including: Milford Sound; Fiordland; Mt Cook; the Glaciers; and to the penguin and albatross colonies of Otago's east coast. Glenorchy Air worked on the Lord of the Rings movies and offer a unique insight into movie locations with various flight-seeing options and personalised tours on offer.

Glenorchy to Milford Sound price from: NZ$460 per person

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Real Jouneys, Milford Sound

Milford and Doubtful Sound Cruises

Discover the magic of the Sounds in the pristine and unspoilt Fiordland National Park. Pre-booking your cruise on Milford or Doubtful Sound is a ‘must do’ when travelling around the South Island of New Zealand, especially during the peak season December through to April. For your convenience Glenorchy Adventures can pre book these Real Journeys cruises or any other Real Journeys product.

Real Journeys offer an array of products from visiting Walter Peak Station and cruising on the Earnslaw Steamship in Queenstown to holidays in Stewart Island.

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scenic tours

Scenic Tours

EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC OF THE ROUTEBURN TRACK. Stretch your legs and feed your soul with a privately guided half day or full day walk on the Routeburn Track. Whether you are a keen hiker or prefer a gentle stroll, we can arrange a walk that suits you.

ENJOY A 4WD SCENIC TOUR. Discover the sheer beauty of an untouched paradise and experience some of New Zealand’s most spectacular scenery with a customised scenic tour designed to suit you. Travel through a world heritage national park, where ancient beech forest meets braided rivers and majestic peaks.

Routeburn guided hike price from: NZ$225 per person

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Rippled Earth Kayaking


Join Rippled Earth on a kayak adventure across one of New Zealand's most scenic mountain lakes within the Southern Alps. Two great kayaking tours leave from Glenorchy shore's at the head of Lake Wakatipu. Our Island Safari tour take you on a half day kayaking tour to the conservation reserves Pig and Pigeon Islands. Exclusive to Rippled Earth these islands are a paddlers paradise. From December to March we offer an evening kayak tours across Lake Wakatipu for dinner at the historic Kinloch lodge. After dinner enjoy a quiet paddle back across on sun down.

Price from: NZ$125 per person

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Horse Trekking

Horse Trekking

Get away from it all and come experience the unique tranquillity of Glenorchy on horseback. Our rides take you through glacial fed rivers with stunning mountain backdrops.

With more than 120,000 acres of beautiful scenery to ride through, choose either an easy 1.5 hour Lord of the Rings ride, a 2.5 hour trail exploring the river delta, or a full or mulit day trek. Contact Glenorchy Adventures for more information or to book

Price from: NZ$185 per person

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Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing

New Zealand is a fly fishing paradise with glaciated valleys flowing with crystal clear rivers and streams and truly breathtaking views. From novice to experienced fishermen, your guide will take you to one of the remote river fishing areas which surround Glenorchy. Experience the crystal clear waters of the one of the many rivers within the area, including the Greenstone and Caples rivers. Guides provide all equipment and organise fishing licenses for you. Heli fishing options are available using Heli Glenorchy.

Price from: NZ$425 per person

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In this dramatic misty mountainous region nestled is our beautiful Glenorchy drop zone, we offers some of the most amazing views when jumping out of a plane! You will drop at 200km/hr into Paradise discovering "Your Natural High". The tandem instructors will get some epic photos & videos whilst you are buzzing the skies! Talk to your professional Glenorchy Adventure crew and they will bring you a step closer to experience your best adventure yet, here we will wait with a smile on our face to welcome you to PARADISE (SKYDIVE)."

Price from: NZ$409 per person

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Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

After your day full of activities, Glenorchy Adventures can organise a massage treatment in the comfort of your holiday home. What a way to relax. Our female masseuse has over 20 years experience in the field and offers holistic, natural healing therapies for your body, mind and spirit. Pamper yourself with a luxurious treatment. Relax and unwind in the tranquil surroundings of your holiday home.

Price from: NZ$120 per person per hour

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