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Paradise Valley and Glenorchy Half Day Tour departing Queenstown

Take in the spectacular Dart River, Maori Mythology and Lord of The Rings locations on a half day tour to Paradise Valley and Glenorchy from Queenstown.
Paradise Valley and Glenorchy Half Day Tour departing Queenstown


  • Travel by luxury vehicle

  • Hear our stories we share where history is brought to life

  • Informative driver commentary

  • Visit the forests and mountains of Paradise and the Dart River

  • Story telling for each guest via GPS operated Audio

  • Professional driver guide

Mystical morning & afternoon half-day expeditions to Glenorchy and the famous Paradise Valley! Take in the Spectacular Dart River, discover our storytelling and learn about Maori Mythology. Enjoy our kiwi style morning or afternoon tea.

Prepare to experience a taste of real New Zealand with our authentic expedition to Glenorchy and the Paradise Valley which combines some this region’s finest scenery including the Dart River.

Travel with Queenstown Expeditions into the Heart of this region’s stunning beauty towards Glenorchy, Paradise and Diamond Lake, home to Many movie locations such as “The Lord of The Rings”. Meet and talk to real New Zealand people!

View the amazing scenery through our Luxury vehicle with large viewing windows. The ultimate platform for your half day adventure.

Discover Maori Mythology from our area with our state-of-the-art storytelling system offering cultural history and stories from a different time and place in New Zealand. Our stories are professionally themed with music sound and voice transporting you to a different place in time.

Taste our kiwi style morning or afternoon tea with a spectacular back drop. Queenstown Expeditions offers an authentic picnic consisting of classic farm style treats. Allow 4.5 hours return from Central Queenstown for this once in a lifetime half day experience.

Interactive commentary by the driver and GPS activated head phones talk about major film locations including Lord of the Rings, Hobbit & X-Men Wolverine.

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  • Accommodation pickup
  • Luxury Vehicle
  • Informative driver commentary
  • Hear the stories of Maori Mythology and Green-stone
  • Multilingual GPS themed commentary with individual headsets (English, Spanish and Mandarin)
  • Glenorchy town visit
  • Morning & Afternoon Tea and refreshments provided
  • Farm visit with animal feeding
  • Paradise & Aspiring National Park visit
  • Photo stops along the journey


  • Sheep Shearing Demonstration and farm shed experience
  • Feeding the farm animals up close and personal
  • See the movie locations in Paradise
  • Visit the forests and mountains of Paradise
  • Hear the untold stories of Maori Mythology and history of this area


  • This tour departs at 1pm with accommodation pickups starting at 12.45pm and returns at 5pm

Operating Hours

  • Morning Tour 8.00am - 12.00pm
  • Afternoon Tour 1.00pm - 5.00pm


  • Main pickup location is at Athol Street Terminal
  • Accomodation pickup available, contact details to arrange transfer will be printed on your booking voucher

Departure Location

Athol Street Bus Stop, Central Queenstown

What To Bring

  • A warm Jacket
  • Appropriate footwear
  • Camera

Cancellation Policy

  • No refund is offered if it is within 24 hours of departure

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of purchase
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

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