Located on the northern shore of Lake Wakatipu, Glenorchy is the gateway to many hiking trails and the magical world of Middle-earth. This place is also a popular base for many trails in New Zealand. Riding on horseback is also one of the most popular activities here. The spectacular scenery of Glenorchy has made it a location for filmmakers. The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Chronicles of Narnia are all here.