The guidebooks don’t tell you a lot about what to do when in Queenstown other than “extreme sports”, so it was useful to get the advice from some other “mature tourists” that the “Road to Glenorchy” was a must and that you just must stop at Little Paradise for tea on the way. Intrigued by this, we obeyed, and had a wonderful stopover in the most amazing garden sitting on the side of Lake Wakatipu half-way up the road to Glenorchy. Just take a look at the photos below or here to see what I mean.
Once you get to Glenorchy you find yourself at the wharfside of where a paddle steamer once reached as it travelled the length of the lake. As you can read in the panels below [click on them to enlarge them] the boat had to be built on the lake as there was no access to the sea. Quite an achievement!