Glenorchy is a small, quiet and relatively undeveloped settlement of 360 people, ending at the rather wonderful Glenorchy Lagoon. I was a little late to catch the autumn colours in full bloom but it was still a rather lovely spot.
Built in 2012 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of European settlement at the head of Lake Wakatipu, there’s about 5km of flat easy walkway that runs through the lagoon, with plenty of boardwalk and scenic spots.
Queenstown was a little more subdued than usual, with a brief pause before the winter ski season started. I headed up the hill as far as the roads would allow to take a final few photos before catching a flight back to Auckland.