Glenorchy is only 45km from Queenstown, the drive takes about 40 minutes – but we promise this is the most scenic drive of all times!
Getting to Glenorchy
The closest airport to Glenorchy is the Queenstown Airport (ZQN), located in Frankton. Queenstown Airport has direct domestic flights to and from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, and direct international flights to and from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast – Australia.
Whether you are flying to Queenstown or on a road trip around New Zealand’s South Island, the only terrain access to Glenorchy is through the Glenorchy-Queenstown Road. This stunning drive takes about 40 minutes from Queenstown or 55 minutes from Queenstown Airport. There are no buses from Queesntown to Glenorchy, so here are a few transportation options:
Hire a car
This is a very popular option amongst tourists. If you are coming on a small group, as a couple or just by yourself and you want some freedom to decide where to stop along the way, you can hire a car to get to Glenorchy. There are plenty of rental companies located both in Queenstown Airport and Queenstown CBD, so you can choose any of your preference.
Tesla Airport Pick-up
Start your trip in style with a Tesla airport pick-up. A friendly driver will be waiting for you upon arrival with a red Tesla model X. The driver can also take you on an optional 2-hour scenic tour and show you all around the area, sharing with you the interesting history of the region, and of course you will have a few stops on the way to Glenorchy for some great photos. Simply get in touch with our team prior to your arrival and we can get this arranged for you.
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