The hikes around this area are incredible. Glenorchy is one of those places that you see in movies all the time but don't know what you're looking at; Lord of the Rings was one of the most popular movies that was filmed here. It's peaceful, beautiful, full of amazing walks and hikes, and almost no people live here. We were lucky enough to go on a hike here in our first week in the South Island. This hike is from a little random trail half an hour away from the city.
And these are from Glenorchy.
(The water in this pool is actually clean enough to drink!)
Middle Earth fans, Q: Can you guess which scenes from LOTR these were in?