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Glenorchy ‘Adventure in Paradise’ Packages   

Glenorchy, the gateway to Paradise, the Routeburn track (one of the Great Walks) and the stunning Dart River, is the perfect place to base yourself to experience some of New Zealand’s most stunning scenery. Just five minutes away by boat is Kinloch Lodge – a remote wilderness lodge with comfortable accommodation, fabulous hospitality, amazing vistas and a delicious restaurant. Why stay in Queenstown when less than an hour away is this unspoilt wilderness?

We have put these packages together to give you plenty of action, with a healthy dose of relaxing thrown in. You won’t want to leave!

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Water Works - 2 Day 1 Night   

2 days 1 night (2 people ex Queenstown) From $284 per person including transfers from Queenstown to Glenorchy. Based on Double or twin accommodation.

Day 1

12 Noon  Depart Queenstown on the Dart River Safaris bus for an incredibly scenic 1hr drive along the shores of Lake Wakatipu.  On arrival in Glenorchy – don life jackets The Wilderness Safari takes you on a spectacular 1 1⁄2 hour Jet Boat journey through the Dart’s ever-changing braided river system. It includes an easy guided 30 - 40 minute walk through the ‘Heritage Trail’ at Paradise and a journey by 4WD coach via a scenic back-road route, stopping to view scenery that has formed the epic backdrop for many international films, including ‘The Lord of the Rings’.

1600  After the Safari, the jetboat will drop you off at Kinloch wharf. Kinloch is a spectacular setting with 360 degrees of mountains and accommodation at the highly sought after Kinloch Lodge.

1700  Relax in the spectacular outdoor hot tub and watch the ever changing scenery of Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountains, enjoy a cocktail over-looking the lake and enjoy dinner in the restaurant. (Food and beverages are an optional extra) Your accommodation this evening is in a comfortable double room in the wilderness lodge.

Day 2

0700  A sunrise kayak trip on Lake Wakatipu is a "MUST DO" - well worth getting up early for! Experience the lake at its most tranquil and watch as the sun rises over the Richardson Mountains above Glenorchy. Listen to the native bird song of the dawn chorus as the mist swirls across Lake Wakatipu.

0815  Enjoy a leisurely breakfast or coffee on the outdoor deck at Kinloch Lodge's restaurant and prepare for your return journey to Glenorchy and on to Queenstown.

1pm  Bus transfer from Glenorchy to Queenstown

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Ride the Lake - 3 days, 2 nights   

3 day 2 night (2 people ex Queenstown) From $489 per person including transfers from Queenstown to Glenorchy based on Double or twin accommodation.

  • Dart River Wilderness Safari
  • Dart Stables River Wild ride
  • Kayak Kinloch sunrise Kinloch
  • Transfers to and from Queenstown and Glenorchy
  • Boat transfers to and from Kinloch
  • Accommodation in a Wilderness double room at Kinloch Lodge

Day 1

0800  Depart Queenstown on the Dart River Safaris bus for a tour of incredibly scenic Lake Wakatipu.  On arrival in Glenorchy – don life jackets The Wilderness Safari takes you on a spectacular 1 1⁄2 hour Jet Boat journey through the Dart’s ever-changing braided river system. It includes an easy guided 30 - 40 minute walk through the ‘Heritage Trail’ at Paradise and a journey by 4WD coach via a scenic back-road route, stopping to view scenery that has formed the epic backdrop for many international films, including ‘The Lord of the Rings’.

1600 The jetboat will drop you at Kinloch at 4pm. Kinloch is a spectacular setting with a highly sought after – Kinloch Lodge. Relax in the spectacular hot tub watching the changing scenery on the lake and mountains, enjoy a cocktail over-looking the lake and dinner in the restaurant. (Food and beverages are an optional extra) Accommodation in a Wilderness double room.

Day 2

0800  Awake for an early morning kayak trip. Experience the lake at its most tranquil. Watch the sun rise over the Richardson Mountains above Glenorchy. Listen to the native bird song of the dawn chorus as the mist swirls across Lake Wakatipu.

0815  After the kayak trip you are free to enjoy breakfast or coffee at Kinloch prior to traveling to Glenorchy for your ride with Dart Stables. Enjoy free-time in Glenorchy prior to travelling back to Kinloch – take the Glenorchy Walkway or relax in one of Glenorchys sunny cafes. Boat transfer back to Kinloch for another night at Kinloch Lodge.

Day 3

Morning transfer back to Glenorchy prior to returning to Queenstown on the Dart River Safaris

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