Pure Glenorchy Blog

1st December 2019

Breathtaking Middle Earth scenery from Queenstown to Paradise, Glenorchy.

A Journey to Middle Earth or Paradise, Glenorchy from Queenstown is a sensory overload and a photographers dream. The road to Middle Earth begins in Queenstown, meandering along the shores of Lake Wakatipu on the Queenstown to Glenorchy…

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1st November 2019

Meet Your Guide – Joel

Meet Joel: owner, operations and regularly the man behind the wheel guiding you on your journey to Paradise and LOTR country. Character your most like: – Gandalf Favourite LOTR Location– Little hard to choose, Paradise is great, the name says…

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1st October 2019

Queenstown to Glenorchy – NZ’s most scenic highway

The Journey from stunning  Queenstown to Glenorchy or the “Gateway to Paradise” is one of the most scenic drives in the world. Known fondly by locals as “The Queenstown to Glenorchy Highway”, this road is also  known  these days as part of the “Middle Earth…

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1st September 2019

The King of Cult – 3 Other Movies By Peter Jackson Filmed in NZ

Lord of the Rings wasn’t the only movie Peter Jackson produced in New Zealand. Have you ever heard of Meet the Feebles, Bad Taste and Braindead, cult classics? New Zealand movie director, producer and writer Sir Peter Jackson received international…

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1st August 2019

Stay & play like a local in Glenorchy, New Zealand

Glenorchy is a big draw-card for visitors from around the world. Some seek to stand in the same locations as they’ve seen in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movies; while others have heard of its beauty from…

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1st July 2019

3 Most Photographed Lord of the Rings Locations

Visiting the key LOTR locations is on the bucket list of every Lord of the Rings fan. Our top 3 most photographed and requested Lord of the Rings Locations from Queenstown to Glenorchy area are: Isengard Lookout Set…

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1st June 2019

10 Top Lord of the Rings Places to visit in New Zealand

Queenstown New Zealand is a brilliant starting point if you want to experience New Zealand at its best, and it’s also a great beginning for passionate Lord of the Rings fans. The film locations are spread from the…

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1st May 2019

Arcadia the house that was built from a broken heart

When Joseph Fenn’s fiancee was stolen away by his own father in the early 1900’s, he fled to New Zealand to escape his pain, where he was once again to find himself unlucky in love. Fenn was a…

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1st April 2019

Great excitement for locals when The Lord of the Rings filming took place!

I still remember the buzz in the air and trying out to be an extra in the Lord of the rings.  This took place at the Wakatipu High School Hall and there was a extremely long queue with…

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1st March 2019

Glenorchy, New Zealand – a dream movie location

Glenorchy is a sought after tourist destination and movie location.  If you travel down New Zealand’s most scenic highway your reach Glenorchy, a tiny fairytale town which surrounding areas have stunning scenery and varied landscapes. Local movie company- Film…

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