The Glenorchy Drive is very very scenic, a great treat to the eyes. Lake on side of the road and city on the other, the drive is truly mesmerising.
It’s a beautiful drive. A kodak moment around each corner. Lots of stopping bays to pull the car over. The mountain and lake are the main attraction. Just beautiful! The drive should take 45 mins but allow extra time for photo stops.
Do it. Rent a car and take the drive out to Glenorchy. Do it early or mid morning and then have breakfast or lunch out there. The stops along the road are breathtaking.
At the time we arrived Glenorchy, it was raining, thus couldn't enjoy much. But the journey was very enjoyable, the scenery along lake wakatipu was beautiful.
There is much to see on this winding road, but always the sight of Lake Wakatipu framed by the dominating mountains enough to keep one's interest, especially the snow-capped peaks at the northern end. Well-maintained road and clear directions.