Travel Blogs from Glenorchy, New Zealand

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Map Marker - No Text, Glenorchy, New Zealand travel blog

Map Marker - No Text

A travel blog entry by mtrmsd

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A 144 Hour tour - Greenstone And Kepler, The Divide - Kinloch - Glenorchy, New Zealand travel blog

A 144 Hour tour - Greenstone And Kepler

A travel blog entry by anatkramer

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... in England and the other from Maine in the United States) and an older Kiwi couple (not the birds , just people who live in New Zealand ... Funny mental image though ... he he). It's nice to have a mixture of people from different places because you just ...

Ride of the Rings, Glenorchy, New Zealand travel blog

Ride of the Rings

A travel blog entry by sfrtw

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... filmed around Queenstown, we thought why don't we do a LOR tour?  We chose Dart Stables' Ride of the Rings in Glenorchy, which said in their brochure "Be transported into Middle Earth astride your own steed!"  I've only ridden a horse once, ...

Rees-Dart & Routeburn Tramp - Day 259-266, Glenorchy, New Zealand travel blog

Rees-Dart & Routeburn Tramp - Day 259-266

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... to be a relatively easy day with a 550 metre descent to Daleys Flat hut at 470 metres. What I've learnt about tramping in New Zealand is the trail conditions, the swollen creeks, the ankle deep mud and the numerous little ups and downs which aren't ...

New Zealand's Great for Tramps, Routeburn Track, New Zealand travel blog

New Zealand's Great for Tramps

A travel blog entry by irax

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... the kitchen, we got chatting then I noticed that they had brought a miniture chess set with them, how could I resist? Sadly for New Zealand they suffered the second largest defeat of any country so far, after Russia, we played five wildly open games, and ...

Without a Paddle, Paradise, Mt Aspiring National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Without a Paddle

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... Spur of the moment decisions usually result in top adventures and yesterday's meander through the Dart Valley was no exception. The Glenorchy based company 'Dart River Safaris' have a bit of a promotion on at the moment inviting Queenstown locals to ...

Stunning Scenery, Glenorchy and Wanaka, New Zealand travel blog

Stunning Scenery

A travel blog entry by andanddan

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... . Taking it easy, we probably doubled the expected journey time and rolled into the 'one horse town' of Glenorchy at lunch time (which is any time in New Zealand - 'it's all good'). We had a leisurely pub meal and I was happily restored to my status ...

It's just another day for you and me in paradise!, Glenorchy, New Zealand travel blog

It's just another day for you and me in paradise!

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... that we would visit Glenorchy, a small village only a 45 minute drive up the road from where we live in Queenstown. Glenorchy is a tiny village, boasts a population of approx.215! Most days do however see many tourists pass through Glenorchy. Its a ...

Halfway to Paradise, Glenorchy, New Zealand travel blog

Halfway to Paradise

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... start with; Tim was loud and jovial whereas Lou couldn't manage to string a simple sentence together through her claret teeth. In New Zealand you don't get served if you're excessively pissed ('intoxicated' they call it). It's illegal for them to do ...

A day out to remember why we live here!, Queenstown/Arrowtown/Lake Hayes/Deer Park Heights, New Zealand travel blog

A day out to remember why we live here!

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... 's and Alpaca's which we did not expect to see until we got to Peru - but there they were grazing in the mountains in New Zealand!! They were really cute, one came right up to the camera! We saw lots of goats (including one which put it's front ...

Take-Two, Glenorchy, New Zealand travel blog

Take-Two

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... I got there which made taking pictures a little tricky. Nevertheless, I was still blown away. It's true what they say; Glenorchy is beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. I never made it to Paradise as I was running low on petrol and knew that the chances ...

Check out these photies!, All over!, New Zealand travel blog

Check out these photies!

A travel blog entry by phil_and_lisa

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Check out these photies! ...

Day 3 on Rees-Dart, Daleys Flat Hut, New Zealand travel blog

Day 3 on Rees-Dart

A travel blog entry by schwate

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Kia Ora, Ueber nacht hatte es leider wieder geregnet, so dass mein Zelt leider nicht trocken war beim Abbau. Die Wettervorhersage an der Huette (Vorteil eines Hut Warden, er bekommt eine Wettervorhersage jeden Tag und schreibt sie auf ein Flipboard) war ...

The Routeburn Track, Glenorchy, New Zealand travel blog

The Routeburn Track

A travel blog entry by samsonite32

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... bridges and waterfalls with snow capped mountains and deep valleys all around.  The Routeburn is one of the nine Great Hikes of New Zealand and has been called one of the greatest hikes in the world by National Geographic so we knew we were in for a ...

(Frisbee) Golf anyone?, Glenorchy, New Zealand travel blog

(Frisbee) Golf anyone?

A travel blog entry by bondies

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... drove through Queenstown which was sleeping and made our way along the coast of Lake Wakatipu which was stunning to a small town called Glenorchy. Here we were introduced to our guide who was quite funny (he suggested we kept the liability waiver not as a ...

The Tramp:  Routeburn Track and Greenstone Track, Glenorchy, New Zealand travel blog

The Tramp: Routeburn Track and Greenstone Track

A travel blog entry by fero_vrskovy

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Another one of our planned adventures started out with an overnight stay at Kinloch Lodge at the top of Lake Wakatipu near Glenorchy, about 40 km northwest of Queenstown. After arranging our gear and leaving most of our contents in a locker here, I ...

Christmas cheer!, QT, New Zealand travel blog

Christmas cheer!

A travel blog entry by ste-earth

... after eating dinner but got back on it at dusk (10pm) and carried on well into the wee small hours (again). The new house I'm in has 7 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms spread over 3 storeys. The gardens to the front side and rear attract the sun ...

Lord of the Rings mecca, Paradise, New Zealand travel blog

Lord of the Rings mecca

A travel blog entry by oulous

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We drove from Queenstown to Glenarchy and back, as this is a no-exit road.  There were awesome views of Lake Wanaka en route.  The road was narrow, and wound up and down at the side of the gorgeous blue water.  At the end of the road, is a ...

Glenorchy in der Pampa, Glenorchy, New Zealand travel blog

Glenorchy in der Pampa

A travel blog entry by dovi

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... Lake etc :-) (name ist programm). dafür ist man wirklich abgeschieden von zivilisation im ganzen gebiet (von handyempfang auch in glenorchy selber konnte keine rede sein natürlich) und die 'cabins' zum übernachten waren eher schmudelig und in der ...

Day 33 LOTR TOUR -A Thousand Pictures Day, Glenorchy, New Zealand travel blog

Day 33 LOTR TOUR -A Thousand Pictures Day

A travel blog entry by roamed

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... One of the things I like about traveling on our own is we really get to met the people and make new friends. Of course we took so many pictures. Glenorchy was the site of Isengard and Lothlorien. We also went to Paradise which really is close to it. ...

Glenorchy, Glenorchy, New Zealand travel blog

Glenorchy

A travel blog entry by j-willi

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Dart Stables - 2 day horse trek, Glenarchy, New Zealand travel blog

Dart Stables - 2 day horse trek

A travel blog entry by valcro101

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Today we started our two day horse trek from Glenarchy to Paridise. We drove from Queenstown to Glenarchy (45 minutes), oops we forgot to get gas last night, will be make it? Yep but we add a few liters at the only gas station in Glenarchy for the ...

The Greenstone Track, Greenstone Track, New Zealand travel blog

The Greenstone Track

A travel blog entry by joegoldston

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... even get going on the road out of town until late in the afternoon... still without a shower, to my dismay. The drive to Glenorchy was spectacular! The road follows the east side of the GIANT lake so that the whole time the wall of mountains is visible ...

The Routeburn Track..our first Great Walk, Routeburn Track, New Zealand travel blog

The Routeburn Track..our first Great Walk

A travel blog entry by joegoldston

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... the Routeburn.  So now we've done the same 1/2 hour bit for the third time and we are about to actually walk into new territory.  And onto our first Great Walk.      At first the track leads up a winding path through much of ...

Spectacular Scenery!, Routeburn Track, New Zealand travel blog

Spectacular Scenery!

A travel blog entry by joegoldston

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Shar: This morning was a bit rainy and the sky looked full of clouds so we didn't know what to expect. We joined everyone again in the shelter for breakfast and then headed out. As seems to be the case every morning, the clouds were present, high and ...

Greenstone & Caples Hike/Hut, Greenstone & Caples Track, New Zealand travel blog

Greenstone & Caples Hike/Hut

A travel blog entry by thekellers

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... ! One more note, I've had a few requests asking for our address so here it is: 29 Panorama Terrace Unit 31 Queenstown 9300 New Zealand Side note: I'll take anything from Target, Runners World Magazines (old or new) and a chicken sandwich from Chick-fil-A ...

Culture shock, Queenstown/Auckland/Los Angeles/Chicago, New Zealand travel blog

Culture shock

A travel blog entry by travelingval

... at a wedding in Mexico...). I guess I will just have to go back. If you're checking out airlines to go, we really enjoyed our service form Quantas and I would definitely fly them again...especially back to New Zealand!!! but for now...   Haere ...

Day 2 on Rees-Dart, Dart Hut, New Zealand travel blog

Day 2 on Rees-Dart

A travel blog entry by schwate

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Kia Ora, am zweiten Tag des Tramps geht es vom Rees Valley ins Dart Valley. Die beiden Taeler werden vom 2819m hohen Mt. Earnslow getrennt. Zunaechst geht es das Rees Tal weiter bergauf bis zur Quelle des Rees und dann 100m steil bergauf zum 1477m hohen ...

They're taking the Hobbits to Isengard, Kinloch, New Zealand travel blog

They're taking the Hobbits to Isengard

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... similar throughout the entire range, these are series of different ranges, each with it's own colour and contour. Just beyond Glenorchy is a place called Paradise. Rivers, mountains, plains, forests all combined. You may know it by another name, one ...

Paradise City, Paradise, New Zealand travel blog

Paradise City

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... Lake and were rewarded with mirror-like reflections of the scenery around. Then we set off to one of the 'great walks' of New Zealand. I really love how all the 'tourist attractions' have to do with the natural landscape. We went to walk the first ...

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