Glenorchy is a small settlement at the northern end of Lake Wakatipu surrounded by mountains and farmland. It's approximately 45km by road or boat from Queenstown.
My favorite parts about “The Battle of Five Armies” were the moments where you could clearly see that we were looking at New Zealand. That it wasn’t done in post, it wasn’t CGI, it was the beautiful, incredible creation of Mother Nature in all of her splendor. - Evangeline Lilly, on filming THE HOBBIT trilogy