The Drive

The Drive

Ranked by many as one of the top 10 drives in the world, and one of the best things to do in Queenstown, the drive from Queenstown to Glenorchy is not to be missed during your stay!

Glenorchy Departures – Allow 3 hours return

Our tours departing from Glenorchy allow you to drive yourself from Queenstown and save on the trip cost. Free shuttle to our site is 10 minutes away. You can check out the area around Glenorchy at your leisure before or after the trip. Glenorchy is an outdoor paradise, with some great cafes, short or longer hikes and small town charm. If you have people with you not participating in the ziplining, they can hang out in Glenorchy or check out some of the other activities in the area.

Queenstown Departures – Allow 5 hours return

Our tours departing from Queenstown includes transport via Glenorchy in our van. You can sit back and soak up the stunning scenery on your way to the regions best ziplining activity, stopping for photo opportunities along the way as our driver shares snippets of history, local legends and famous movie scenes from Lord of the Rings and many others.

The 45 minute drive follows the lake edge right to the head of Lake Wakatipu and the picturesque town of Glenorchy.

Access to our site is by our vehicles only. For map details on our pick up locations, visit our Contact Us page.

 

Incredible adventure!!

Martha H, 6 Jan 2020

The views from the zip lines are amazing! Some fly you on top of the river. Guides are well prepared and professional. Equipment and zip lines are well maintained and safe. Short hike to the top of the mountain very doable for everybody. Not to miss!!!

Spectacular Scenery

KT0082, 4 Jan 2020

Our family had a great morning zip lining with Paradise Ziplines. Our guides Dom and Mark were extremely professional and friendly. They provided excellent safety instructions and a shot practical training which gave us comfort that the activity would be safe (in particular for our children 11 & 10). There was a 15min walk to get to the first zip line on the way they provided commentary of the local area and points of interest on the track. The zip lining course was incredible with 8 zip lines totalling over 1km in length. We zip lined over some of the most spectacular scenery. We would highly recommend Paradise Ziplines to anyone.

 

Awesome best zip line experience

446nataliek, 27 Dec 2019

We highly recommenced this while you’re in Queenstown. We drove ourselves to the meeting point at Glenorchy which took about 45mins along a very stunning scenic coastline. Take time to stop and admire the clear blue lake with snowy cap mountain in the background. From Glenorchy, the shuttle bus took 15 mins to the starting point. Our guides Norm and Shane were very professional, friendly and educational. You can leave your bags at the start and take your camera /phones in a zip up pocket. The 8 ziplines took about 2 hrs, over some of the amazing gorges and canyons.

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Our 8 zipline course takes you 1000m through beautiful mature forest over a pristine alpine stream.

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