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Glenorchy Has Its Busiest Summer in Years

13 May 2014
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Glenorchy Has Its Busiest Summer in Years

Famous movie scenes are just one of the reasons that the streets of Glenorchy -- at the top of Queenstown’s Lake Wakatipu -- have been so full of tourists. The question “Where’s Paradise?” is now one of the most frequently-asked in the tiny village, so much so that it now has its own signpost on the one and only roundabout.

And well before the official Hobbit guidebook is launched in November this year (2014) visitors are keen to see the many movie backdrops in the area for themselves.

But it’s not just movie scenes that are bringing tourists, according to China Markets manager Tracey Cui of Ngāi Tahu Tourism. “The scenery along the lakeside from Queenstown and then the mountains at the top of the lake are exactly what many customers want to see when they come to New Zealand,” she says.

“A trip to Glenorchy and then up the Dart River also shows them farm animals, the forest within the National Park and jet boating, all easily done in a half-day trip from Queenstown.

“The diversity of any trip to Glenorchy is a real drawcard and seen by many Asian tourists as extremely good value.”

With the market from China continuing to grow, and new flights combining with targeted activity in Asian emerging markets by Tourism New Zealand, Glenorchy can only expect to get busier in the years ahead.

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About Ngāi Tahu Tourism:

Ngāi Tahu Tourism is one of New Zealand’s premier tourism operators and the parent company of an extensive portfolio of iconic adventure and eco-tourism businesses.

Ngāi Tahu Tourism is one of New Zealand’s premier tourism operators and the parent company of an extensive portfolio of iconic eco-tourism and adventure experiences.

From high adrenalin thrills to remote and spectacular World Heritage locations each business offers a range of unique experiences for travellers to and around New Zealand.

South Island operations include Shotover Jet, Dart River Jet Safaris and Hollyford Track Guided Walks in Queenstown, and Franz Josef Glacier Guides and Glacier Hot Pools in Franz Josef.

North Island operations include Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park and a significant investment in the Agrodome in Rotorua and the Hukafalls Jet in Taupo.

Ngāi Tahu Tourism is part of the Ngāi Tahu Holdings Group which includes significant seafood and property businesses.


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