Glenorchy and the nearby town of Paradise were part of the location of "Middle Earth" in the filming of the "Lord of the Rings" movie. I expected a throng of visitors there but it turned out to be pretty deserted. There were only us.
In fact everywhere we went on our holiday, from the fiordlands, to the alpines, to the plains - there were not very many people at all. The scenery was always amazing, the atmosphere tranquil, and there was nothing else to do but soak it all up.
Scenery on the Milford Sound-Te Anau-Wanaka route