48 kilometers, or 28 miles north of Queenstown is the small settlement of Glenorchy (population 318 as of 2018 census), which lies at the northern end of Lake Wakatipu. Peter Jackson filmed Lord of the Rings around the neighboring mountains. Naturally, tour groups come to visit here.
This is the boat shed with emphemera inside detailing the history of the wharf.
Beside and beyond the shed is the dock.
These are the Humboldt Mountains. If anyone knows the Middle Earth names of these mountains, please tell me. This view from the wharf is in the direction of Queenstown.
Turning right, this view is toward the Dart River and Rees River.
Turning back to the land, where our tour guide served us some sweet snacks, coffee and hot tea.
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