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It must be Glenorchy.

If I have to choose a place to stay for a chill out and relaxing, to sit on a chair and enjoy the nice superb view , for a week in New Zealand.

It must be Glenorchy!

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Glenorchy is a small town closed to the big city Queenstown. You could stay in Queenstown and drive to Glenorchy in 40 minutes , just about 45 kilometers away.

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On the way there are many beautiful sceneries that I did stop several times to take photograph. It was a very nice ride with not many traffic.

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From pictures I took , it was almost summer time. So the snow on top of mountains was almost gone. You could see the only white on the top of mountains. But I am sure if you drive on the same road in different season. It must be totally different with all white snow covering the mountains.

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Another nice option is that the water from the lake Wakatipu was absolutely clear with undisturbed human activity. It is perfect for a short of reflection.

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It should be just 40 minutes drive. But I stopped many times. So it took me about hour an a half for a ride.

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You could even park on the side of the road. Then take a short walk down to the river. And do whatever you like , swimming or sit down and enjoy. I saw only few tourists on the way.

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There are nice greenery farms along the way. I love the contrast between greens , brown , and white.

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Here we are at Glenorchy. This is a popular spot for taking pictures. It is the only bridge in this town.

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Beautiful Glenorchy huh?

The town is very small that you could walk around all around in just half an hour. There is a spot where they took a film “The lord of the ring” not too far from here. You could ask some locals. I am sure they would love to help.

Enjoy the beauty of Glenorchy and quiet nature!

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The road to Glenorchy….This picture is a featured on my New Zealand guidebook cover.

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